Herb Formulas Notebook


Ling Gan Wu Wei Jia Jiang Xin Ban Xai Xing Ren Tang

(Poria, Licorice and Schisandra with Ginger, Asarum, Pinellia and Apricot Kernal Decoction)

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



Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Obstruction of Lung Qi due to Cold accompanied by Oedema in the extremities

Key Symptoms: Shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing of thin white sputum, aversion to cold, heaviness of the body, oedema, increased urination but no thirst

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Thin and submerged



Ingredients
Fu Ling 6g
Gan Cao 4.5g
Wu Wei Zi 4.5g
Gan Jiang 4.5g
Xi Xin 4.5g
Ban Xia 6g
Xing Ren 6g

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



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the interior, transforms fluids, dissipates Qi, promotes water metabolism


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