Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang

Clear Dryness and Rescue the Lungs Decoction

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Source: Precepts for Physicians (1658)

Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Dryness attacking the Lungs

Key Symptoms: Hacking cough, headache, fever, dry and parches throat, dry nasal passages, sensation of fullness in the chest, hypochondriac pain, irritability

Tongue: Dry with no coat
Pulse: Deficient, large and rapid

Sang Ye 9g
Shi Gao 7.5g
Mai Men Dong 3.6g
E Jiao 2.4g (dissolve into strained decoction)
Hei Zhi Ma 3g (dry fried)
Xing Ren 2.1g
Pi Pa Ye 3g (honey prepared)
Ren Shen 2.1g
Gan Cao 3g

In the UK E Jiao must be substituted with Gou Qi Zi and Han Lian Cao. Shi Gao must also be substituted, maybe with Zhi Mu.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears Dryness and moistens the Lungs

Contraindications: Deficiency in the absence of exterior signs, Spleen and Stomach deficiency

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