Herb Formulas Notebook


Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang

(Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction)

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



Category: Formulas that Treat Dryness

Pattern: Injury to Lungs by Dryness

Key Symptoms: Dry throat, thirst, fever, hacking cough with scanty sputum

Tongue: Red with scanty coating
Pulse: Rapid, thin



Ingredients
Nan Sha Shen 9g
Mai Men Dong 9g
Yu Zhu 6g
Sang Ye 4.5g
Tian Hua Fen 4.5g
Bai Bian Dou 4.5g
Gan Cao 3g



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Clears and nourishes the Lungs and Stomach, generates Fluids, moistens dryness

Contraindications: Heat excess damaging body fluids


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