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Bu Fei e Jiao Tang (Tonify the Lungs Decoction with Ass Hide Gelatin)

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  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness


  • Lung Yin Deficiency with intense heat.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating, thin, rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. E Jiao is dissolved in the final strained decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):

E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin) 阿胶
Qty: 45 grams
Chan: KID, LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Gelatinum Corii Asini
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Ma Dou Ling (Aristolochiae Fructus)
Ma Dou Ling (Birthwort Fruit) 马兜铃
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Aristolochiae Fructus
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii Lappae)
Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit) 牛旁子
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Arctii Lappae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Geng Mi (Oryzae Semen)
Geng Mi (Rice)
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Oryzae Semen
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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