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The Prescription of 清金降火汤


The book Gu Jin Yi Jian



Ban Xia: Checking upward adverse flow of Qi, regulating the stomach, resolving phlegm.

Huang Qin: Being bitter in taste and cold in nature, being adept in removing pathogenic heat in Shaoyang channel.

Zhi Qiao and Jie Geng: Activating the Qi in the upper-Jiao with the former ascending and the latter descending.

Gua Lou Ren: Moistening the lung and resolving phlegm.

Bei Mu: Clearing away heat, moistening the lung, resolving phlegm, arresting cough.

Sheng Jiang: Regulating the stomach and descending the adverse flow of Qi.

Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen, inducing diuresis.

Qian Hu: Dispelling phlegm and directing qi downward, dispersing wind-heat.

Chen Pi: Promoting flow of qi, arresting vomiting, drying dampness and resolving phlegm.

Xing Ren: Relieving cough and dyspnea, moistening the intestines for relaxing bowels.

Shi Gao: Removing heat and restlessness.

Zhi Gan Cao: Supplementing Qi and regulating the stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of 清金降火汤


Clear lung heat, purge fire, relieve cough and resolve phlegm.


Cough with yellow phlegm, excessive fire in lung and stomach.


Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken on empty stomach.