Herb Formulas Notebook

Ke Xue Tang

Coughing of Blood Formula

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Source: Essential Teachings of Dan-Xi (1481)
Author: Zhu Dan-Xi

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Liver Fire scorching the Lungs

Key Symptoms: Coughing of blood streaked sputum, thick sputum that is difficult to expectorate, bitter taste, irritability with easily provoked anger, constipation, red cheeks

Tongue: Red with yellow coating
Pulse: Wiry and rapid

Qing Dai 6-9g
Zhi Zi 9g
Gua Lou Ren 9g
Fu Hai Shi 9g
He Zi 6-9g

In the UK Fu Hai Shi must be substituted with Hai Zao and Zhu Ru.

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and formed into honey with honey and ginger juice which are dissolved in the mouth. May also be prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Clears Fire, transforms Phlegm, preserves the Lungs, stops coughing and bleeding

Contraindications: Spleen deficiency or Lung and Kidney Yin deficiency

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.