Herb Formulas Notebook

Bu Fei E Jiao Tang

Ass-Hide Gelatin Decoction to Tonify the Lung

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Source: Craft of Medicines and Patterns for Children (1119)
Author: Qian Yi

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Lung Yin deficiency with vigorous Heat

Key Symptoms: Cough and wheezing with dry parched throat, scanty or blood streaked sputum

Tongue: Red body with little coating
Pulse: Floating, thin and rapid

E Jiao 9g
Ma Dou Ling 6g
Xing Ren 6g (dry fried)
Niu Bang Zi 3g (dry fried)
Nuo Mi 6g (dry fried)
Zhi Gan Cao 3g

In UK E Jiao must be substituted for Gou Qi Zi and Han Lian Cao.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Nourishes the Yin, Tonifies the Lungs, controls coughing, stops bleeding

Contraindications: Lung deficiency without Heat, Cold in the Exterior, or internal Phlegm

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