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Ling Gan We Wei Jiang Xin Tang

(Poria, Licorice, Schisandra, Ginger and Asarum Decoction)

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

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Cold thin mucus due to Yang deficiency and ascendant Yin

Key Symptoms: Cough and wheezing with profuse sputum that is thin, watery and white accompanied by a feeling of discomfort in the chest and diaphragm

Tongue: White slippery coating
Pulse: Wiry, slippery


Ingredients
Fu Ling 12g
Gan Cao 9g
Gan Jiang 9g
Xi XIn 9g
Wu Wei Zi 6-12g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Xi Xin may be substituted with Zi Su Ye and Bai Qian.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Lungs and transforms congested fluids


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