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San Zi Yang Qin Tang (Three Seed Decoction to Nourish One's Parents)

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  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm


  • Cold and Phlegm in the Lungs with Food Stagnation

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. The seeds are crushed and placed in a cheesecloth before decocting.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Comprehensive Medicine According to Master Han (Han Shi Yi Tong)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):

Bai Jie Zi (Semen Sinapis Albae)
Bai Jie Zi (White Mustard Seed) 白芥子
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Semen Sinapis Albae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae Frutescentis)
Zi Su Zi (Purple Perilla Fruit, Perilla Seed) 紫苏子
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Perillae Frutescentis
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Lai Fu Zi (Semen Raphani Sativi)
Lai Fu Zi (Daikon, Radish Seed) 莱菔子
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Raphani Sativi
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

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