Herb Formulas Notebook

Shen Mi Tang

Mysterious Decoction

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Source: Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (752)
Author: Wang Tao

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Exterior Wind-Cold with Liver Qi constraint

Key Symptoms: Wheezing with unproductive cough and an uncomfortable sensation in the chest and hypochondria, difficulty breathing (especially when lying down), a rough sound in the throat

Ma Huang 6g
Xing Ren 6g
Hou Po 6g
Chen Pi 3g
Zhi Gan Cao 3g
Chai Hu 3g
Zi Su Ye 3g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Disperses Wind-Cold, directs Qi downward, releases constraint

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