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Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang #2091M

Pin Ying Name: Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang

English Name: Lophatherus & Gypsum Decoction

Chinese Name: 竹葉石膏湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye 2-15g

Clears Heat, eliminates irritability, promotes urination and clears Damp-Heat.

With Shi Gao, clears Yang Ming Heat and relieves irritability and lingering fever from febrile disease with insomnia, irritability and a scanty dry tongue coat.

Fol. Lophatheri Zhu Ye 2-15g

Substitutes for Dan Zhu Ye - and is better for heat in the upper Jiao causing cough, irritability and thirst.

Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao 10-30g

Clears Heat in the Qi Stage, drains Fire, relieves irritability, quenches thirst, clears lung Heat and Blazing Stomach Fire.

With Dan Zhu Ye and Mai Men Dong, for lingering fever from late stage febrile disease with dysphoria, thirst and a red tongue with no coat. With Ren Shen, for excessive Heat with Qi Deficiency. With Ren Shen, and Mai Men Dong for excessive Heat with Qi and Yin Deficiency

Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-9g

Tonifies Qi.

With Mai Men Dong, tonifies Qi and generates fluids

Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong 6-18g

Moistens the Lungs and Stomach, nourishes Yin, generates fluids, clears the Heart and eliminates irritability.

With Zhi Ban Xia, Zhi Gan Cao and Geng Mi, for Stomach Yin Deficiency with hiccups and vomiting.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 6-9g

Descends Qi and stops vomiting.

With Ren Shen, for vomiting due to Stomach Deficiency.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 2-6g

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Geng Mi, assists Ren Shen in tonifying Qi, Nourishes the Stomach and harmonizes the Middle Jiao. With Ren Shen, relieves palpitations and anxiety.

Nonglutinous Rice Geng Mi 12-15g

Tonifies the Qi of the Lungs, Spleen and Intestines, stops restlessness, stops thirst and generates fluids.

Formula Actions
  • Clears Heat
  • Generates fluids
  • Tonifies Qi
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Qi Stage Lung and Stomach Heat Injuring the Qi and Fluids
  • Stomach Fluid Deficiency
  • Summerheat Stroke
Clinical Manifestations
  • Lingering fever from a febrile disease
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Thirst with a desire to drink
  • Parched mouth, lips and throat
  • Choking cough
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • Profuse perspiration
  • A dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Toothache
  • Listlessness
  • Chest oppression
  • Ulcerations of the mouth
  • Coarse skin
  • Cough
  • Night sweats
  • Stifling sensation in the chest or epigastrium
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Rapid and Deficient or Thready and rapid
  • Pneumonia (recovery stage)
  • Encephalitis B (recovery stage)
  • Measles (recovery stage)
  • Meningitis (recovery stage)
  • Hemorrhagic fever (recovery stage)
  • Influenza (recovery stage)
  • Ephidrosis
  • Common cold
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Pertussis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Fever
  • Gingivitis
  • Glossitis
  • Summerheat stroke
  • Septicemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anorexia
  • Hematemesis
  • Herpes simplex
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Profuse perspiration
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Pulmonary gangrene
  • Tuberculosis
  • Scarlet fever (recovery stage)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Polyphagia
  • Pharyngitis
  • Nephritis
  • Fevers from post-surgical infections
  • Fevers in response to chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Stomatitis
  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Toothache
  • Insomnia
  • Hiccup
  • COPD
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Panic attacks
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Neurasthenia
  • Allergic purpura
  • Herpes zoster
  • Hot flashes
  • Bad breath
  • Night sweats
  • Thrush
  • Puerperal fever
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disease where both normal and pathogenic Qi are abundant.
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disease where the fever remains high.
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disease where the Qi and Yin have not been injured.
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disease, a stifling sensation in the chest, dry heaves, and a yellow greasy tongue coat due to Damp-Heat.