Herb Formulas Notebook

Gua Lou Zhi Shi Tang

Trichosanthes Fruit and Unripe Bitter Orange Decoction

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Clumping of Phlegm in the Chest

Key Symptoms: Pain in the chest and diaphragm that makes the the patient unable to rotate the trunk, sputum that is difficult to expectorate, stifling sensation and fullness in the chest, fever and chills, laboured breathing

Gua Lou 3g
Zhi Shi 3g
Jie Geng 3g
Fu Ling 3g
Bei Mu 3g
Chen Pi 3g
Zhi Zi 3g
Huang Qin 3g
Dang Gui 1.8g
Sha Ren 1.5g
Zhu Ru 0.9g
Mu Xiang 1.5g
Gan Cao 0.9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Transforms and cools Phlegm-Heat in the Chest

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