Herb Formulas Notebook

San Zi Yang Qin Tang

Three Seed Decoction to Nourish One's Parents

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Source: Extensive Essentials of Miscellaneous Diseases (1856)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Phlegm-Cold in the Lungs with Food Stagnation

Key Symptoms: Coughing and wheezing, copious sputum, focal distention in the chest, loss of appetite
Secondary Symptoms: Indigestion, belching with taste of previously eaten food, bloating, lack of appetite

Tongue: White, greasy coating
Pulse: Slippery

Bai Jie Zi 6-9g
Zi Su Zi 6-9g
Lai Fu Zi 6-9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Directs the Qi downwards, transforms Phlegm, reduces harboured food

Contraindications: Deficiency Cold

The seeds are washed, lightly fried and crushed, then placed in a cheesecloth bag before decocting.

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