Prescription for Treating Hemoptysis
The Prescription of Kexue Fang
The book Dan Xi Xin Fa
- Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis) 6g,
- He Zi (Fructus Chebulae) 6g,
- Gua Lou Ren (Semen Trichosanthis) 9g,
- Hai Shi (Os Costaziae) 9g,
- Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) 9g.
Qing Dai and Zhi Zi: The principal drugs, purging fire in the liver and clearing away heat from blood.
Gua Lou Ren and Hai Shi: Removing heat and fire pathogens, moistening dryness and resolving phlegm.
He Zi: Astringing the lung-Qi to relieve cough.
The Effect of Kexue Fang
Eliminating fire pathogen, resolving phlegm, astringing the lung-Qi and relieving cough.
Syndrome due to attack of the lung by the liver-fire, marked by cough, thick sputum with blood streak, difficulty in expectoration, or dysphoria, irritability, prickle pain in the chest and hypochondrium, reddened cheeks, constipation, reddish tongue with yellowish coating, and taut rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as bronchiectasis and pulmonary tuberculosis with the symptom of hemoptysis.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.