Zi Wan San
Pin Ying Name: Zi Wan San
English Name: Aster Lung Clear Decoction
Chinese Name: 紫菀散
Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Actions|
|Rz. Anemarrhenae||Zhi Mu||
Clears Qi Stage Heat and drains Fire from the Lungs and Stomach, nourishes Yin and moistens Dryness.
|Rx. Asteris||Zi Wan||
Relieves coughs and expels Phlegm.
With Wu Wei Zi, for productive cough, wheezing, and spontaneous sweating. With Zhi Mu, Chuan Bei Mu and E Jiao, for chronic cough due to Lung Deficiency with Blood streaked sputum. With Zhi Mu, Chuan Bei Mu, Jie Geng and E Jiao, for chronic cough due to Lung Heat and Yin Deficiency.
|Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae||Chuan Bei Mu||
Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm, stops cough, nourishes and moistens the Lungs and dissipates nodules.
With Zhi Mu, for cough with scanty, difficult to expectorate sputum due to Yin Deficiency Fire burning the Lungs.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||
Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, expels pus and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Gan Cao, for Lung abscess with expectoration of pus and pain in the chest and flanks.
|Rx. Ginseng||Ren Shen||
Tonifies Lung Qi, generates Body Fluids and stops thirst.
Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and transforms Phlegm.
|Fr. Schisandrae||Wu Wei Zi||
Astringes leakage of Lung Qi, astringes sweat, generates fluids and stops cough.
|Colla Corii Asini||E Jiao||
Nourishes and moistens Yin.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gan Cao||
Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.
- Clears Heat
- Dissolves Phlegm
- Relieves cough
- Protects the Lungs
- Nourishes Yin
- Lung Heat with Yin Deficiency
- Chronic cough due to overexertion
- Chronic cough
- Excess Phlegm
- Lung abscess
- Caseous lesion in the Lungs
- T: Red and dry
- C: Little or none or Thin and yellow
- P: Weak and rapid or Rapid and empty
- Pulmonary tuberculosis
- Caseous necrosis
- Smokers cough
- Cough due to chronic pulmonary disease
- Late-stage Lung abscess