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Bu Fei Tang (Tonify the Lungs Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi


  • Lung Qi Deficiency


  • Tonifies Qi and strengthens the Wei Qi (Exterior)

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. 18-27 grams of Dang Shen can be substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Everlasting Categorization of Seal Formulas (Yong Lei Qian Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys, Liver

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):

Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 24 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 24 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit) 五味子
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LU
Prop: Sour, Warm
Latin: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Zi Wan (Radix Asteris Tatarici)
Zi Wan (Purple Aster Root) 紫菀
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Sweet
Latin: Radix Asteris Tatarici
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae)
Sang Bai Pi (Bark of Mulberry Root) 桑白皮
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Cortex Radicis Mori Albae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
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