Herb Formulas Notebook

Ling Gan Wu Wei Jia Jiang Xin Ban Xai Xing Ren Tang

(Poria, Licorice and Schisandra with Ginger, Asarum, Pinellia and Apricot Kernal Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Obstruction of Lung Qi due to Cold accompanied by Oedema in the extremities

Key Symptoms: Shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing of thin white sputum, aversion to cold, heaviness of the body, oedema, increased urination but no thirst

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Thin and submerged

Fu Ling 6g
Gan Cao 4.5g
Wu Wei Zi 4.5g
Gan Jiang 4.5g
Xi Xin 4.5g
Ban Xia 6g
Xing Ren 6g

In the UK Xi Xin may be substituted with Zi Su Ye and Bai Qian.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the interior, transforms fluids, dissipates Qi, promotes water metabolism

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