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Sang Xing Tang


Decoction of Mulberry Leaf and Apricot Kernel

  1. 桑杏汤
  2. 桑杏湯

The Prescription of Sang Xing Tang


The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian


  • 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.


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


Ventilating the lung to moisten dryness.


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.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.