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Ling Gan Wuwei Jiang Xin Tang

Name

Decoction of Poria, Licorice, Schisandra, Dried Ginger and Asarum

  1. 苓甘五味姜辛湯
  2. 苓甘五味姜辛汤

The Prescription of Ling Gan Wuwei Jiang Xin Tang

Source

The book Jin Gui Yao Lue

Ingredients

Explanation

Gan Jiang: Being pungent in flavor and hot in nature, not only warming the lung and dispelling cold so as to eliminate retained phlegm but also warming up the spleen-Yang so as to remove dampness.

Xi Xin: Warming the lung to dispel cold, assisting Gan Jiang in eliminating retained phlegm.

Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen and inducing diuresis so as to eliminate phlegm.

Wu Wei Zi: Astringing the Lung to relieve cough.

Gan Cao: Regulating the stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Ling Gan Wuwei Jiang Xin Tang

Effect

Warming and eliminating phlegm.

Indications

Syndrome due to retention of cold-phlegm in the interior, marked by cough with profuse watery sputum, fullness in the chest, shortness of breath, whitish slippery tongue coating, and taut slippery pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, bronchial asthma and bronchiectasis.