Sang Ju Yin (Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum Decoction)

Sang Ju Yin (Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum Decoction)

Formula 11 of 25 in Formulas that Release the Exterior

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Early-Stage Exterior Disorders

Pattern:

  • Early stage exterior Wind-Heat causing cough

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and clears Wind Heat
  • Moves Lung Qi and stops cough.
  • Diaphoretic

Indications:

  • Cough
  • Slight fever and thirst.
  • Slight sore throat.
  • Possible painful red eyes.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Acute Early Stage Bronchitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Epidemic Conjunctivitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of cough due to Wind Cold

Originally Appeared In:

  • Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases (Wen Bing Tiao Bian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Liver, Heart, Gall Bladder, Stomach, Large Intestine, Spleen

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf)
Quantity = 7.5 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
Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum Flower)
Quantity = 3 grams
Slightly Cold Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
Chinese:
菊花
Tone Marks:
jú huā
Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Cool Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, GB
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Chinese:
连翘
Tone Marks:
lián qiáo
Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha)
Quantity = 2.4 grams
Cool Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Cool
Latin:
Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
Chinese:
薄荷
Tone Marks:
bò he
Alt Names:
Su Bo He
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 6 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
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel)
Quantity = 6 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
Lu Gen (Reed Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Lu Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Phragmitis Communis
Chinese:
芦根
Tone Marks:
lú gēn
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 2.4 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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