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Bèi Mǔ Guā Lóu Sàn (Fritillaria and Trichosanthes Fruit Powder)

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  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm


  • Lung Dryness with Phlegm


  • Moistens and nourishes the Lungs
  • Clears heat.
  • Regulates Qi, Stops, cough, and transforms phlegm.


  • Dry cough with deep-seated and difficult to expectorate white sputum
  • Dyspnea and wheezing.
  • Dry mouth and throat.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry and red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and rapid pulse
  • Thin slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Sore Throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Tracheitis
  • Aphonia
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do use in cases of Yin Deficiency with symptoms such as dry cough, thirst, and night sweating

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Heart, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):

Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Gua Lou (Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii)
Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit) 栝楼
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LI, LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthis Kirlowii Radix)
Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) 天花分
Qty: 2.4 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Sweet, Cold
Latin: Trichosanthis Kirlowii Radix
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 2.4 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Ju Hong (Outermost Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel, Orange Peel) 橘红
Qty: 2.4 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 2.4 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
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