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

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

Formula 14 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

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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 (Purple Perilla Fruit, Perilla Seed)
Quantity = 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 (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
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 (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 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 (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 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 (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 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 (Hogfennel Root)
Quantity = 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 (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon)
Quantity = 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 (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 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 (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 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 (Perilla Leaf)
Quantity = 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 (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 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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