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Sang Ju Yin

Name

Decoction of Mulberry Leaf and Chrysanthemum

  1. 桑菊飲
  2. 桑菊饮

The Prescription of Sang Ju Yin

Source

The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian

Ingredients

  • Sang Ye (Folium Mori) 7.5 g,
  • Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi) 3 g,
  • Xing Ren (Serwn Armeniacae Amarum) 6 g,
  • Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae) 5 g,
  • Bo He (Herba Menthae) 2.5 g,
  • Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi) 6 g,
  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 2.5 g,
  • Wei Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis) 6 g.

Explanation

Sang Ye: The principal drug, being sweet and bitter in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away heat from the lung-collaterals.

Ju Hua: The other principal drug, being pungent sweet and bitter in flavor and slightly cold in nature, dispelling wind-heat from the upper-Jiao.

Bo He: Aiding in dispelling wind-heat from the upper-Jiao.

Jie Geng and Xing Ren: Promoting the dispersing function of the lung to arrest cough with one ascending and the other descending the lung-Qi.

Lian Qiao: Expelling heat from above the diaphragm.

Wei Gen: Clearing away heat, promoting the production of body fluids, relieving thirst.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients

The Effect of Sang Ju Yin

Effect

Dispelling wind, removing heat, promoting the dispersing function of the lung to arrest cough.

Indications

Wind-warm syndrome in the initial stage, marked by cough, low fever and mild thirst; including such diaeases with the above symptoms as influenza, acute bronchitis, acute tonsillitis, epidemic conjunctivitis, etc.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.