Bei Mu Gua Lou San (Fritillaria and Trichosanthes Fruit Powder)

Bei Mu Gua Lou San (Fritillaria and Trichosanthes Fruit Powder)

Formula 6 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Pattern:

  • Lung Dryness with Phlegm

Actions:

  • Moistens and nourishes the Lungs
  • Clears heat.
  • Regulates Qi, Stops, cough, and transforms phlegm.

Indications:

  • Dry cough with deep-seated and difficult to expectorate white sputum
  • Dyspnea and wheezing.
  • Dry mouth and throat.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry and red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and rapid pulse
  • Thin slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Sore Throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Tracheitis
  • Aphonia
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do use in cases of Yin Deficiency with symptoms such as dry cough, thirst, and night sweating

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Heart, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Cool Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Channels:
HT, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chinese:
川贝母
Tone Marks:
chuān bèi mŭ
Translation:
Shell Mother from Sichuan
Gua Lou (Trichosanthes Fruit)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Gua Lou (Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii)
Channels:
LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Trichosanthis Kirlowii
Chinese:
栝楼
Tone Marks:
guā lóu
Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Cold Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthis Kirlowii Radix)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Trichosanthis Kirlowii Radix
Chinese:
天花分
Tone Marks:
tiān huā fēn
Translation:
Heavenly Flower Powder
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Ju Hong (Outermost Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel, Orange Peel)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Warm Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Chinese:
橘红
Tone Marks:
jú hóng
Alt Names:
Yun Pi, Yun Hong
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root

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