Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||3g||
Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and directs the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough due to Wind-Heat. With Gan Cao and Huang Qin, for hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat
|Fr. Schisandrae||Wu Wei Zi||2g||
Astringes leakage of Lung Qi, stops cough, tonifies the Kidneys, astringes Jing and sweat and generates fluids.
|Per. Citri Reticulatae||Chen Pi||3g||
Regulates and descends Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui||3g||
Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, stops cough and treats dyspnea.
|Rx. Asparagi||Tian Men Dong||2g||
Nourishes the Kidney Yin, clears Lung Heat, sedates Fire, moistens the Lungs, nourishes the Kidneys, generates fluids and resolves Phlegm.
|Rx. Ophiopogonis||Mai Men Dong||2g||
Moistens the Lungs, nourishes Yin, stops cough and moistens the Intestines.
With Tian Men Dong, for Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency with consumptive cough and occasional hemoptysis.
|Fr. Gardeniae||Zhi Zi||2g||
Clears Heat, reduces Fire, eliminates irritability, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity.
|Rx. Scutellariae||Huang Qin||5g||
Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire, detoxifies and calms ascending Liver Yang.
|Cx. Mori||Sang Bai Pi||5g||
Drains Heat from the Lungs, stops cough, calms wheezing and promotes urination.
With Huang Qin, drains Heat from the Lungs, and stops cough and wheezing.
|Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii||Zhe Bei Mu||3g||
Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm and stops cough.
|Sm. Armeniacae||Xiang Ren||2g||
Stops cough, calms wheezing, moistens the Intestines and unblocks bowels.
With Mai Men dong, for dry cough due to Dryness and Heat injuring the Lungs.
|Caul. Bambusae (in Taeniam)||Zhu Ru||2g||
Clears Heat and transforms Hot Phlegm - May substitute for Xing Ren.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gan Cao||1g||
Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.
|Fr. Jujube||Da Zao||3g||
Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jiang||0.5g||
Warms the Lungs, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Da Zao, prevents Phlegm accumulation.
- Clears the Lungs
- Transforms Phlegm
- Relieves cough
- Drains Fire
- Moistens Dryness
- Lung Heat generating Lung Yin Deficiency
- Chronic, incessant cough
- Chronic hoarseness
- Throat lesions
- Itching throat
- Nocturnal emission
- Dream disturbed sleep
- Lack of spirit
- Low back pain
- Turbid urine
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Seminal emission
- Blood tinged leukorrhea
- Five Sole Heat
- Physical and mental overexertion
- Dry mouth
- T: Reddish and dry
- C: Little or None
- P: Thready and rapid or Deep and rapid
- Chronic bronchitis
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Prostatic hypertrophy
- Nocturnal emissions
- Bronchial asthma
- Cardiac asthma
- Chronic laryngitis
- Bad breath
- Contraindicated for those with Exterior disorders.
- Use with caution or modify for those with Spleen Deficiency.
- Use with caution or modify for those with Food Stagnation.