Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Sou San

(Stop Coughing Powder)

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Source: Awakening of the Mind in Medical Studies (1732)
Author: Cheng Guo-Peng

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Sequalae to externally contracted Wind-Cold

Key Symptoms: Cough, itchy throat, phlegm that is difficult to expectorate
Secondary Symptoms: Slight chills and fever

Tongue: Thin, white coating
Pulse: Moderate, floating pulse

Jie Geng 6-9g
Jing Jie 6-9g
Zi Wan 6-9g
Bai Bu 6-9g
Bai Qian 6-9g
Gan Cao 6g
Chen Pi 6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Stops coughing, transforms Phlegm, disperses the Exterior, disseminates Lung Qi

Contraindications: Yin deficiency or Heat in the Lungs

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