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Baihe Gujin Tang


Lily Decoction for Strenthening the Lung

  1. 百合固金汤
  2. 百合固金湯

The Prescription of Baihe Gujin Tang


The book Yi Fang Ji Jie



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


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


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.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.