Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang (Eliminate Dryness and Rescue the Lungs Decoction)

Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang (Eliminate Dryness and Rescue the Lungs Decoction)

Formula 3 of 9 in Formulas that Treat Dryness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry tongue with no coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Modern formulations often substitute Sha Shen or Hai er Shen for Ren Shen with 2-3 times the dosage.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Precepts for Physicians (Yi Men Fa Lu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Sang Ye (Folium Mori Albae)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Folium Mori Albae
Chinese:
桑叶
Tone Marks:
sāng yè
Shi Gao (Gypsum)
Quantity = 7.5 grams
Cold Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Very Cold
Latin:
Gypsum Fibrosum
Chinese:
石膏
Tone Marks:
shí gāo
Translation:
Stone Paste
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)
Quantity = 3.6 grams
Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat
E Jiao (Ass Hide Glue, Donkey Hide Gelatin)
Quantity = 2.4 grams (Dissolve in strained decoction)
Neutral E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
Channels:
KID, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Chinese:
阿胶
Tone Marks:
ē jiāo
Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds)
Quantity = 3 grams
Neutral Hei Zhi Ma (black Semen Sesame Indici)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
black Semen Sesame Indici
Chinese:
黑芝麻
Tone Marks:
hēi zhī ma
Alt Names:
Hu Ma Ren, Ju Sheng Zi, Zi Ma
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel)
Quantity = 2.1 grams
Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren
Pi Pa Ye (Loquat Leaf)
Quantity = 3 grams (Honey Fried)
Cool Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Folium Eriobotryae Japonicae
Chinese:
枇杷叶
Tone Marks:
pí pa yè
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 2.1 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3 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

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