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Bufei Ejiao Tang


Ass-hide Glue Decoction for Invigorating the Lung

  1. 补肺阿胶汤
  2. 補肺阿膠湯

The Prescription of Bufei Ejiao Tang


The book Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue


  • E Jiao (Colla Corii Asini) 45 g,
  • Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii) 7.5 g,
  • Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 7.5 g,
  • Ma Dou Ling (Fructus Aristolochiae) 15 g,
  • Chao Xing Ren (stir-fried Semen Armeniacae Amarum) 6 g,
  • Chao Nuo Mi (stir-fried Semen Oryzae Glutinosae) 30 g.


E Jiao: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and neutral in nature, nourishing Yin and tonifying the lung, enriching blood to arrest bleeding.

Niu Bang Zi: Dispersing pathogenic wind-heat, benefiting the throat and chest.

Ma Dou Ling: Clearing away heat pathogen in the lung, resolving phlegm, relieving cough.

Xing Ren: Moisturizing the lung to relieve cough.

Nuo Mi and Gan Cao: Being sweet in flavor, nourishing the spleen Yin, moisturizing and tonifying the lung.

The Effect of Bufei Ejiao Tang


Nourishing Yin, tonifying the lung, relieving cough, arresting bleeding.


Syndrome due to deficiency of the lung and exuberance of pathogenic heat, marked by cough, dyspnea, dry throat, expectoration with little or blood-stained sputum, floating thready rapid pulse, and reddened tongue with little coating; including such diseases with the above symptoms as pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchiectasis complicated by hemoptysis.


The ingredients are ground into powder, 3-6 g of which is decocted in water and taken warm. Or the ingredients are decocted in water for the decoction, to which E Jiao that has been melted in boiling water is added. The decoction is taken 3 times.