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Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang (Eliminate Dryness and Rescue the Lungs Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry tongue with no coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient 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. Modern formulations often substitute Sha Shen or Hai er Shen for Ren Shen with 2-3 times the dosage.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Precepts for Physicians (Yi Men Fa Lu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (9 Total):


Sang Ye (Folium Mori Albae)
Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf) 桑叶
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Folium Mori Albae
Cat: Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Shi Gao (Gypsum) 石膏
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin: Gypsum Fibrosum
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: 3.6 grams
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin) 阿胶
Qty: 2.4 grams (Dissolve in strained decoction)
Chan: KID, LIV, LU
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Gelatinum Corii Asini
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Hei Zhi Ma (black Semen Sesame Indici)
Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds) 黑芝麻
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: black Semen Sesame Indici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 2.1 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae)
Pi Pa Ye (Loquat Leaf) 枇杷叶
Qty: 3 grams (Honey Fried)
Chan: LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cool
Latin: Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 2.1 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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