Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan

(Clear the Qi and Transform Phlegm Pill)

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Source: Investigations of Medical Formulas (1584)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Internal clumping of Phlegm-Heat

Key Symptoms: Coughing of yellow, viscous sputum that is difficult to expectorate, focal distention and a feeling of fullness in the chest and diaphragm, nausea

Tongue: Red with a greasy, yellow coat
Pulse: Slippery, rapid

Dan Nan Xing 9g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Gua Lou Ren 6g
Huang Qin 6g
Chen Pi 6g
Xing Ren 6g
Zhi Shi 6g
Fu Ling 6g

In the UK Dan Nan Xing should be replaced with Tian Zhu Huang or Tian Nan Xing and Zhu Ru.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm, directs rebellious Qi downward, stops coughing

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