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Sang Xing Tang

Name

Decoction of Mulberry Leaf and Apricot Kernel

  1. 桑杏湯
  2. 桑杏汤

The Prescription of Sang Xing Tang

Source

The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian

Ingredients

  • Sang Ye (Folium Mori) 3 g,
  • Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae) 3 g,
  • Dan Dou Chi (Semen Sojae Preparatum) 3 g,
  • Zhi Zi Pi (Pericarpium Gardeniae) 3 g,
  • Pear Peel (Exocarpium Pyrus) 3 g,
  • Xing Ren (Semen Armeniacae Amarum) 4.5 g,
  • Sha Shen (Radix Adenophorae Strictae) 6 g.

Explanation

Sang Ye and Dan Dou Chi: Ventilating the lung to disperse pathogens.

Xing Ren: Facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi.

Sha Shen, Bei Mu and Pear Peel: Moistening the lung to relieve cough.

Zhi Zi Pi: Removing heat from the chest and diaphragm.

The Effect of Sang Xing Tang

Effect

Ventilating the lung to moisten dryness.

Indications

Syndrome of pathogenic factors in the lung due to exogenous warm-dryness, marked by mild fever, cough without sputum, dry throat, thirst, reddened tongue with thin whitish coating, and floating rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as infection of the upper respiratory tract, measles and whooping cough.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.