Herb Formulas Notebook

Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang

Perilla Fruit Decoction for Directing Qi Downward

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Source: Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces (650)
Author: Sun Si-Miao

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Phlegm-Cold obstructing the Lung with Kidney deficiency

Key Symptoms: Cough and wheezing with watery copious sputum, a stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm, shortness of breath with laboured inhalation and smooth exhalation
Secondary Symptoms: Pain, weakness of the lower back and legs, oedema of the extremities and fatigue

Tongue: White slippery or greasy coat

Zi Su Zi 9-12g
Zhi Ban Xia 6-9g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Dang Gui 6-9g
Hou Po 3-6g
Qian Hu 6-9g
Rou Gui 1.5-3g
Gan Cao 3-4.5g
Sheng Jiang 2sl
Da Zao 3pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Directs rebellious Qi downwards, arrests wheezing, stops coughing, warms and transforms Phlegm-Cold

Contraindications: Lung and Kidney deficiency without Externally contracted pathogen or cough and wheezing due to Heat in the Lungs

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