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Qing Yan Li Ge Tang #2185M

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Pin Ying Name: Qing Yan Li Ge Tang

English Name: Arctium Decoction

Chinese Name: 清咽利膈湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua 3-15g

Clears Heat, relieves Fire toxins and expels External Wind-Heat.

With Lian Qiao, for Initial stage Wind-Heat or toxic Heat. With Lian Qiao, Jing Jie and Bo He, for Wind-Heat. With Lian Qiao and Huang Qin, for Unremitting high fever. With Huang Qin and Huang Lian, for unremitting fever. With Jie Geng and Niu Bang Zi, for pain and swelling of the throat.

Fr. Gardeniae Zhi ZI 2-12g

Clears Heat and eliminates irritability.

With Huang Lian, Lian Qiao and Da Huang, for irritability and restlessness with high fever due to Toxic Heat. With Da Huang, for constipation.

Mirabilitum Purum Xuan Ming Fen 2-9g

Purges accumulations, eliminates stagnation, clears Heat and reduces swelling.

With Da Huang, for constipation. With Da Huan and Gan Cao, for moderate constipation due to accumulation of Excess Heat. With Da Huang, Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for Heat in the Lungs and Stomach.

Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie 3-9g

Releases the exterior and expels Wind.

With Bo He, releases the exterior to induce sweating and disperses Wind in the head. With Jin Yin Hua and Bo He, for Wind-Heat. With Jin Yin Hua, Bo He and Jin Yin Hua, for external Wind-Heat with fever, headache and sore throat With Jie Geng and Gan Cao, for acute cough due to Wind. With Lian Qiao and Bo He, for Wind-Heat common cold.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-12g

Moistens the Lungs, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.

Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-9g

Releases the exterior and expels Wind.

With Jing Jie, for Wind-Cold or Exterior patterns in any season. With Jing Jie, Lian Qiao and Bo he, for Wind-Heat with red eyes and a sore throat. With Bo He, Huang Qin, Jing Jie and Lian Qiao, for Wind-Heat.

Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 2-15g

Clears Heat and toxins and expels Wind-Heat.

Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi 2-9g

Disperses Wind-Heat, benefits the throat, relieves toxins and moistens the Intestines for Wind-Heat constipation.

With Gan Cao, for Strongly clears throat and Lungs to treat Wind-Heat attacks the Lungs or Fire toxin flaring upwards. With Jie Geng, Bo He and Jing Jie, for throat inflammation and productive cough due to Wind-Heat. With Da Huang, for severe sore throat due to Fire toxin. With Lian Qiao, unblocks and drains Heat toxin, disperses clumps and swellings for sore, swollen throat, swellings like mumps, boils and other Heat toxin lesions and ulcerations and abscesses of the tongue and mouth. With Xuan Shen and Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.

Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 1.5-9g

Drains Fire and relieves toxicity.

With Huang Qin, for high fever in Wind-Heat condition. With Huang Qin and Zhi Zi, for high fever, irritability, dry mouth and throat, and dark urine due to Fire toxin in the three burners.

Hb. Menthae Bo He 1.5-6g

Disperses Wind-Heat and cools and clears the head and eyes and benefits the throat.

With Jing Jie and Jin Yin Hua, for Wind-Heat. With Jie Geng and Niu Bang Zi, for Wind-Heat sore throat.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 4.5-15g

Clears Heat and drains Fire.

With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis. With Da Huang, for constipation.

Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 3-9g

Spreads Lung Qi, resolves Phlegm and benefits the throat.

With Gan Cao and Huang Qin, for pain, swelling and hoarseness of the throat.

Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang 2-12g

Drains Heat, purges accumulations and relieves toxicity.

With Zhi Zi, Huang Qin and Lian Qiao, for strong pathogenic Heat in the Upper and Middle Jiaos and upward Flaring of Heat attacking the head.

Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen 2-30g

Drains Fire and relieves toxicity.

With Jie Geng and Gan Cao, for sore throat with Dryness and pain. With Niu Bang Zi and Bo He, for initial stages of Wind-Heat where there are slight signs of toxicity.

Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye 2-9g

Clears Heat and eliminates irritability. May substitute for Xuan Shen.

Formula Actions
  • Expels Wind-Heat
  • Purges Fire in the Lungs and Stomach
  • Dispels Heat
Syndromes
  • Wind-Heat with sore throat
  • Lung Heat
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever with slight chills
  • Maybe a slight aversion to Cold
  • Slight aversion to Wind
  • Painful red, swollen throat
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Dry mouth
  • Chest congestion and distention
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Insistence on cold foods
  • Cough
  • Yellow, sticky mucus
  • Foamy mouth
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin and yellow
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treats
  • Laryngitis
  • Ptyalism (excessive saliva)
  • Common cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Loss of voice
  • Tonsillitis
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Influenza
  • Hoarseness