Herb Formulas Notebook

San Ao Tang

Three Unbinding Decoction

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Source: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People of the Taiping Era (1107)
Author: Imperial Medical Bureau

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind-Cold attacking the Lungs

Key Symptoms: Coughing with copious sputum and constricted sensation in the chest

Ma Huang 6-9g
Xing Ren 6-9g
Gan Cao 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 5sl

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Disseminates Lung Qi and releases the Exterior

Contraindications: Wind-Heat

After taking the patient should go to bed and stay under the covers until there is a slight sweating.

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