The Prescription of 蘇子降氣湯
The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang
- Su Zi (Fructus Perillae) 9 g,
- Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 9 g,
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 6 g,
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 6 g,
- Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani) 6 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 6 g,
- Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi) 3 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 2 pieces,
- Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 1 dates,
- Su Ye (Folium Perillae) 2 g.
Su Zi: The principal drug, descending Qi, dissolving phlegm, arresting cough and relieving dyspnea.
Rou Gui: Warming the kidney to enhance its function of receiving air.
Dang Gui: Nourishing blood, tonifying the liver, relieving cough and shortness of breath.
The Effect of 蘇子降氣湯
Checking the upward adverse flow of the lung-Qi to relieve dyspnea, removing phlegm and arresting cough.
Syndrome due to accumulation of phlegm as well as excessiveness in the upper and insufficiency in the lower, marked by dyspneic cough, shortness of breath, fullness and distention in the chest and epigastric region, or lumbago and weakness of the feet, or swelling of the limbs, pale tongue with whitish slippery coating, and deep pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, and pulmonary heart disease.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.