Herb Formulas Notebook

Xing Su Yin

Apricot and Perilla Drink (pediatric version)

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian / Liu-Ji

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind damage in children or vulnerable adults affecting the Lung

Key Symptoms: Fever, aversion to cold, headache, sweating, sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, low and deep voice, intermittent cough

Pulse: Floating and moderate

Zi Su Ye 6-9g
Zhi Ke 6-9g (bran fried)
Jie Geng 6-9g
Huang Qin 6-9g
Mai Men Dong 6-9g
Qian Hu 6-9g
Ju Hong 2-3g
Sang Bai Pi 6-9g
Zhe Bei Mu 6-9g
Gan Cao 2-3g
Xing Ren 6-9g (dry fried)
Sheng Jiang 2-3g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Dispels Wind, promotes the proper movement of Qi, transforms stagnation.

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