Xiao Qing Long Tang (Minor Bluegreen Dragon Decoction)
Formula 8 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior
- Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders
- Wind-Cold Invasion with congested Phlegm/Fluids in the Lungs
- Promotes sweating, releases the exterior, and disperses wind cold.
- Circulates and warms the Lung Qi.
- Resolves phlegm and dries dampness.
- Chills and fever, no sweating, coughing and wheezing, difficult expectoration of stringy white and copious sputum, body aches, loose stool, chest oppression, no thirst, nausea, and possible floating edema
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Greasy coat
- Moist tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Not for dry cough, cough with no sputum, cough with yellow and sticky sputum, or cough with blood
- Not for long term use.
- 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).
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Bladder, Heart, Stomach, Spleen, Kidneys, Liver
Substances in this Formula (8 Total):