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Guntan Wan


Pill for Eliminating Stubborn Phlegm

  1. 滚痰丸
  2. 礞石滚痰丸
  3. 滾痰丸
  4. 礞石滾痰丸

The Prescription of Guntan Wan


The book Dan Xi Xin Fa Fu Yu


  • Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei steamed with liquor) 240 g,
  • Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae cleaned with Liquor) 240 g,
  • Duan Meng Shi (Lapis Micae Aureus Usta) 30 g,
  • Chen Xiang (Lignum Aqailariae Resinatum) 15 g.


Duan Meng Shi: Sending down the flow of Qi to arrest asthma, eliminating phlegm to alleviate palpitation.

Da Huang: Relaxing the bowels and purging fire.

Huang Qin: Clearing away heat in the upper-Jiao.

Chen Xiang: Regulating the activity of Qi

The Effect of Guntan Wan


Purging fire and eliminating phlegm.


Syndrome due to heat of excess type and stubborn phlegm, marked by manic-depressive psychosis, palpitation due to fright, irritability, or severe palpitation leading to coma, or cough and dyspnea with thick sputum, or fullness in the chest and epigastric region, dizziness, tinnitus, constipation, reddened tongue with yellow thick greasy coating, and slippery rapid forceful pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as manic-depressive psychosis, epilepsia, chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, etc..


All the drugs are ground into fine powder and made with water into pills. 6-9 g of the pills is taken with warm boiled water each time, twice daily.

With drastic drug potency, this prescription is suitable for mere stubborn phlegm due to excess heat and strong constitution. It should be cautiously used when patients with weak constitution or pregnant women are treated.