Details of Ma Huang and Coix Combination
Ma Huang isn’t dangerous when used medicinally (not for weight loss or energy!)

Unfortunately getting Ma Huang has become increasingly difficult due to its abuse by both consumers and manufacturers of products that have no ties to Chinese Medicine. Therefore we offer a modification that best mimics (in our view) the spirit of the formula.

Alternative Names

  • Ephedra, Apricot, Coix and Licorice Decoction
  • ma xing yi gan tang
  • ma hsing i kan tang
  • ma kyo yo kukan to


Ma Huang 麻黃 ephedra stem Herba Ephedrae (not included in online version)

For Ma Huang we substitute:

Jie Geng 桔梗 Platycodon Radix

Zi Su Ye 紫苏叶 Folium Perillae


Xing Ren 杏仁 apricot seed or kernel Semen Pruni Armeniacae

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

Yi Yi Ren 薏苡仁 coix seeds, Job’s tears Semen Coicis Lachrymae Jobi [don’t use if pregnant]

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Hearty
Slightly Hearty

Recommended for these thermal natures:

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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Availability status: in stock

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