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Jiuxian San


Nine Noble Ingredients Powder

  1. 九仙散

The Prescription of Jiuxian San


The book Yi Xue Zheng Zhuan



Ying Su Qiao: One of the principal drugs, astringing the lung to arrest cough.

Ren Shen: The other principal drug, invigorating Qi and benefiting the lung.

E Jiao: Nourishing Yin and benefiting the lung.

Wu Wei Zi and Wu Mei: Astringing the lung to arrest cough.

Kuan Dong Hua and Bei Mu: Arresting cough, resolving phlegm, descending the adverse flow of the lung-Qi to relieve dyspnea.

Sang Bai Pi: Removing pathogenic heat from the lung to arrest cough.

Jie Geng: Arresting cough and resolving phlegm.

The Effect of Jiuxian San


Astringing the lung to arrest cough, invigorating Qi and nourishing Yin.


Syndrome due to deficiency of the lung and insufficiency of Qi, marked by protracted cough which even leads to dyspnea and spontaneous when severe, pale tongue with whitish coating, and weak rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pleurisy and pneumonia in the convalescence.


All the ingredients except the last two are ground into fine powder. The powder is decocted in water with Sheng Jiang and Da Zao for the decoction to be taken twice.


Because this prescription is very strong in astringing the lung and stopping cough, it should not be administered to treat patients with protracted cough complicated by profuse expectoration, or with exterior syndrome due to exogeneous pathogens for fear that the disease be prolonged or worsened.