Bu Fei Tang (Tonify the Lungs Decoction)

Bu Fei Tang (Tonify the Lungs Decoction)

Formula 3 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Lung Qi Deficiency

Actions:

  • Tonifies Qi and strengthens the Wei Qi (Exterior)

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • None Noted

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. 18-27 grams of Dang Shen can be substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Everlasting Categorization of Seal Formulas (Yong Lei Qian Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Kidneys, Liver

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 24 grams
Slightly Warm Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Chinese:
黄芪
Tone Marks:
huáng qí
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 24 grams
Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Photo Note:
Nan Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Sphenanthera Rehd. et Wils.) Shown
Channels:
HT, KI, LU
Properties:
Sour, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Chinese:
五味子
Tone Marks:
wŭ wèi zĭ
Translation:
Five Flavored Seed
Zi Wan (Purple Aster Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Slightly Warm Zi Wan (Radix Asteris Tatarici)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Sweet
Latin:
Radix Asteris Tatarici
Chinese:
紫菀
Tone Marks:
zĭ wăn
Sang Bai Pi (Bark of Mulberry Root)
Quantity = 12 grams
Cold Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Mori Albae
Chinese:
桑白皮
Tone Marks:
sāng bái pí
Translation:
Mulberry White Bark

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