Zhi Sou San (Stop Coughing Powder)

Zhi Sou San (Stop Coughing Powder)

Formula 12 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Pattern:

  • Wind attacking the Lungs

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior, disseminates Lung Qi, resolves Phlegm, and stops cough Dispels external Wind Cold.

Indications:

  • Cough, itchy or sore throat, possible slight fever and chills, aversion to wind

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Normal body with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating pulse

Western Uses:

  • Cough
  • Whopping Cough
  • Flu
  • Chronic Tracheitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is drying, it should be avoided in patients with Yin deficient cough, Lung Heat, and Lung Phlegm Heat cough

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind all herbs into an even powder.
  • Take 9 grams after meals and before bed with warm water.
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Liver, Spleen, Heart

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 960 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
Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)
Quantity = 960 grams
Slightly Warm Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
荆芥
Tone Marks:
jīng jiè
Alt Names:
Jing Jie Sui
Zi Wan (Purple Aster Root)
Quantity = 960 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
Bai Bu (Stemona Root)
Quantity = 960 grams
Neutral Bai Bu (Radix Stemonae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Slightly Warm (or Neutral)
Latin:
Radix Stemonae
Chinese:
百部
Tone Marks:
băi bù
Translation:
Hundred Parts
Bai Qian (Root and Rhizome of Cynanchum)
Quantity = 960 grams
Neutral Bai Qian (Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi Baiqian)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Neutral (or Slightly Warm)
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi Baiqian
Chinese:
白前
Tone Marks:
bái qián
Translation:
White Before
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 360 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
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 480 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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