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Baihe Gujin Tang

Name

Lily Decoction for Strenthening the Lung

  1. 百合固金湯
  2. 百合固金汤

The Prescription of Baihe Gujin Tang

Source

The book Yi Fang Ji Jie

Ingredients

Explanation

Shu Di: One of the principal drug, nourishing Yin and tonifying the kidney.

Sheng Di: The other principal drug, removing heat from blood and stopping bleeding.

Mai Dong, Bai He and Bei Mu: Moistening the lung, nourishing Yin, resolving phlegm and relieving cough.

Xuan Shen: Nourishing Yin, removing heat from blood, purging fire of deficiency type.

Dang Gui: Nourishing blood and moistening dryness.

Bai Shao: Nourishing blood and replenishing Yin.

Jie Geng: Ventilating the lung to relieve cough.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Baihe Gujin Tang

Effect

Nourishing Yin, moistening the lung, resolving phlegm ami relieving cough.

Indications

Syndrome due to Yin-deficiency of the lung and kidney, marked by cough with bloody sputum, dry and painful throat, feverish sensation in the palms and soles, bone-heat, night sweat, reddened tongue with little coating, and thready rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis and bronchiectasis.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.