Herb Formulas Notebook

Xing Su San

Apricot Kernal and Perilla Leaf Powder

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong

Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Cool-Dryness in the Exterior

Key Symptoms: Cough with watery sputum, slight headache, chills without sweating, dry throat

Tongue: Dry, white coating
Pulse: Wiry

Zi Su Ye 6-9g
Qian Hu 6-9g
Xing Ren 6-9g
Jie Geng 6g
Zhi Ke 6g
Chen Pi 6g
Fu Ling 6-9g
Zhi Ban Xia 6-9g
Sheng Jiang 2-3sl
Da Zao 2-3pc
Gan Cao 3g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Gently disperses Cool-Dryness, disseminates Lung Qi, transforms thin mucus

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