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Herb Formulas Notebook


Kong Xian Dan

(Control Mucus Special Pill)

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Source: Discussion of Illnesses, Patterns and Formulas Related to the Unification of the Three Aetiologies (1174)



Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Phlegm lurking above and below the diaphragm

Key Symptoms: Sudden excruciating pain in the throax, neck and lower back that evolves into a burning, piercing pain
Secondary Symptoms: Cold and painful extremities, unrelenting severe headache, lethargy and fatigue with a desire to sleep, loss of appetite and thirst, coughing up of thick sticky sputum, rattling sound in the throat at night or excessive salivation.

Tongue: Sticky and greasy coating
Pulse: Wiry and slippery



Ingredients
Gan Sui
Hong Da Ji
Bai Jie Zi

Subsitutions:
In the UK Gan Sui must be substituted and Hong Da Ji may also need to be replaced. Few other things have their harsh expelling action but Qian Niu Zi and/or Ting Li Zi, some elements of Wu Ling San or Da Cheng Qi Tang might be able to suffice for a less acute presentation depending on whether purging through the bowel or urine is desirable. Urgent cases may require referral to hospital.



Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into small pills to be taken in 1-3g doses at bedtime with warm water.

Actions: Dispels Phlegm and expels thin mucus



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.