Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang (Perilla Fruit Decoction for Directing Qi Downward)
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Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang (Perilla Fruit Decoction for Directing Qi Downward)

Formula 15 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Pattern:

  • Phlegm Cold congesting the Lungs and the Kidneys not grasping the Qi (Excess above, Deficiency below)

Actions:

  • Descends rebellious Lung Qi to arrest wheezing and stop cough
  • Warms and Transforms Phlegm-Cold.

Indications:

  • Wheezing, coughing with copious and watery sputum, dyspnea, shortness of breath with easy exhalation and difficult inhalation, a feeling of fullness or oppression in the chest, edema of the extremities, fatigue, possible weakness, aching, or pain in the lower back, legs, or knees

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slightly pale body with a slippery or greasy white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery and weak pulse

Western Uses:

  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where there is no external pathogenic influences, or where cough and wheezing are due to Lung Heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zi Su Zi (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae Frutescentis)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Perillae Frutescentis
Chinese:
紫苏子
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū zĭ
Alt Names:
Su Zi

Ban Xia (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

Dang Gui (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Gan Cao (Qty: 3-4.5 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Hou Po (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Chinese:
厚朴
Tone Marks:
hòu pò

Qian Hu (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Slightly Cold Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Peucedani
Chinese:
前胡
Tone Marks:
qián hú
Translation:
Before Barbarians

Rou Gui (Qty: 1.5-3 grams)

Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 2 Slices)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 3 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

Zi Su Ye (Qty: 5 Leaves)

Warm Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Perillae Folium
Chinese:
紫苏叶
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū yè

Chen Pi (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

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