Herb Formulas Notebook

Gui Ling Wu Wei Gan Cao Tang

(Cinnamon, Poria, Schisandra and Licorice Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency with congested fluids in the aftermath of a recent Externally contracted Cold disorder.

Key Symptoms: Coughing with profuse, thin and white sputum, cold hands and feet, palpitations, dizziness, occasional attacks of Qi rushing upwards form the lower abdomen to the chest

Tongue: Pale with a white slippery coating
Pulse: Submerged and wiry, forceless in the proximal position

Gui Zhi 12g
Fu Ling 12g
Wu Wei Zi 12-15g
Gan Cao 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Preserves the Lungs, transforms congested fluids, directs the Qi downwards

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