Xiao Qing Long Tang (Ca Only)
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Xiao Qing Long Tang (Ca Only) #2031

Pin Ying Name: Xiao Qing Long Tang

English Name: Minor Blue Dragon Decoction

Chinese Name: 小青龍湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6-10g

Induces sweating, releases the exterior, disseminates and facilitates Lung Qi, calms wheezing, stops coughing, warms Cold and circulates water.

With Gui Zhi, for Wind-Cold Excess with fever, chills and anhidrosis. With Gan Jiang, for stagnant Fluids. With Gan Jian, Xi Xin and Zhi Ban Xia, for wheezing or coughing due to an Exterior Wind-Cold Attack and Cold Stagnation in the Interior.

Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 3-12g

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, adjusts the Ying and Wei and warms the channels.

With Ma Huang, releases the exterior and Warms Cold. With Bai Shao, warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao.

Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 3-12g

Warms the Lungs, transforms thin mucus, warms the Middle and expels Cold.

With Xi Xin, warms the interior and transforms Fluids. With Xi Xin, Ma Huang and Gui Zhi, releases the exterior. With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting of saliva or dry heaves due to Cold-induced congested fluids.

Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin 3-9g

Releases Wind and Cold, warms the Lungs, disperses Internal Cold, circulates water, transforms Phlegm and opens the nose.

With Ma Huang, stops cough and wheezing due to Wind-Cold Attacks the Lungs. With Ma Huang and Gui Zhi, releases the Exterior. With Wu Wei Zi, for coughing and wheezing due to Cold Phlegm.

Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi 3-12g

Prevents leakage of Lung Qi, stops cough, astringes sweat and generates fluids.

With Xi Xin, regulates the opening and closing of the Lungs, alleviating coughing and calming wheezing for patients with existing thin mucus who are exposed to Wind-Cold leading to acute wheezing and coughing of clear thin sputum. With Gan Jiang and Xi Xin, for Cold in the Lung channel with non-stop coughing and wheezing. With Gan Jiang, Ma Huang and Xi Xin, for coughing and wheezing from Cold Thin Mucus.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-12g

Nourishes Blood, astringes Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Gui Zhi, harmonizes the Ying and Wei in Tai Yang Zhong Feng.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 6-12g

Transforms Phlegm, descends Qi, dries Dampness and harmonizes the Stomach.

With Xi Xin and Gan Jiang, for vomiting due to Cold with copious, frothy sputum with Cold signs and thin mucus in the Lungs.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 3-9g

Augments Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Gan Jiang, Xi Xin and Wu Wei Zi, for coughing due to Wind-Cold with sputum.

Formula Actions
  • Releases the Exterior
  • Transforms congested Fluids (Thin Mucus)
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Warms the Lungs
  • Descends Qi
  • Relieves wheezing and coughing
  • Wind-Cold Attacks the Lungs (severe)
  • Exogenous Wind-Cold Invasion with Water Retention due to Spleen Deficiency
  • Yi Yin
  • Zhi Yin
Clinical Manifestations
  • Fever and chills (chills predominant)
  • Anhidrosis
  • Cough
  • Wheezing (asthma)
  • Copious, white, stringy, difficult to expectorate sputum
  • Stifling sensation in the chest
  • Lacrimation
  • General heaviness (especially upper body)
  • General body aches
  • No thirst
  • Floating edema (severe)
  • Considerable difficulty breathing while lying down (severe)
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Periorbital edema
  • Dyspnea
  • Vomiting of frothy saliva during pregnancy
  • Chest distention
  • Stiff neck
  • Dry heaves
  • Decreased urine
  • Subcardiac edema
  • Stridor
  • Occasional chills on the back
  • Hiccups
  • Retching
  • Dysphagia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysuria
  • Decreased urination
  • Flushed face
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Inflammation of the tear ducts
  • T: Pink
  • C: Moist or White and greasy
  • P: Superficial and tight
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
  • Edematous arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Influenza
  • Common cold
  • Fever
  • Acute asthmatic bronchitis
  • Acute upper respiratory tract infection
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Viral conjunctivitis
  • Enteritis
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Chronic bacillary dysentery
  • Rheumatic Heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Periorbital edema
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Meniere's disease
  • Numbness
  • Dysphagia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Morning sickness
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Infantile allergic rhinitis
  • Pediatric asthma
  • Pertussis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Renal cirrhosis
  • Senile emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hay fever
  • Dacryosolenitis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Nephritis
  • Pleuritis
  • Enuresis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Bronchial dilation
  • Inflammation of the tear ducts
  • Lacrimation
  • Hiccups
  • Vertigo
  • Oliguria
  • Paresthesia
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Edema
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Dyspnea
  • Stiff neck
  • Do not use long term.
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat conditions.
  • Contraindicated for those with hemoptysis.
  • Contraindicated for those with coughing due to Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with dry mouth and throat with thick, yellow sputum.
  • Contraindicated for those with a sore throat and a rapid pulse.
  • Use with caution for those with hypertension.