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Apricot Kernel and Perilla Powder

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The Prescription of 杏苏散


The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian



Su Ye and Qian Hu: Inducing diaphoresis to dispel pathogens.

Xing Ren and Jie Geng: Facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi.

Ban Xia and Fu Ling: Removing dampness and resolving phlegm.

Zhi Qiao and Ju Pi: Regulating Qi and relieving the chest stuffiness.

Sheng Jiang, Da Zao and Gan Cao: Regulating Ying and Wei.

The Effect of 杏苏散


Ventilating the lung to dispel dryness with drugs warm and moist in nature, facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi to remove phlegm. .


Cool-dryness-syndrome manifested as mild headache, aversion to cold without sweet, cough with dilute sputum, stuffy nose, dry throat, whitish tongue coating and taut pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and pulmonary emphysema.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.