Herb Formulas Notebook

Sang Ju Yin

Mulberry Leaf and Chysanthemum Drink

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)
Author: Wu Tang / Ju-Tong

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind-Heat

Key Symptoms: Slight fever and thirst, cough, slight aversion to drafts
Secondary Symptoms: Thirst or slightly dry mouth, red eyes

Tongue: Red tip, thin white coating
Pulse: Floating (especially in right distal position) and rapid

Sang Ye 7.5g
Ju Hua 3g
Lian Qiao 5g
Bo He 2.5g (add near end)
Jie Geng 6g
Xing Ren 6g
Lu Gen 6g
Gan Cao 2.5g

Preparation: Decoction. Do not cook for more than 20 minutes.

Actions: Disperses Wind and clears Heat, stops coughing by facilitating the flow of Lung Qi

Contraindications: Cough due to Wind-Cold

Ploberger (2017), in Westliche und traditionell chinesische Heilkräuter, offers the following alternative using western herbs:

Herba Methae(Mint)7g(Emperor)
Flos Tiliae(Linden blossoms)8g(Emperor)
Flos Chrysanthemi (Chrysantemum flowers)6g(Minister)
Radix Echinaceae(Echinacea root)6g(Minister)
Folium Plantaginis(Plantain)6g(Envoy)
Herba Pulmonariae(Lungwort)4g(Assistant)

Research Links:
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

Reference Notes: (click to display)

These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.