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Sanzi Yangqin Tang

Name

Decoction of Three Kinds of Seeds for the Aged.

  1. 三子養親湯
  2. 三子养亲汤

The Prescription of Sanzi Yangqin Tang

Source

The book Han Shi Yi Tong

Ingredients

Explanation

Bai Jie Zi: Warming the lung to regulate the flow of Qi, soothing the chest to resolve phlegm.

Su Zi: Descending the flow of Qi to resolve phlegm, relieving cough and asthma.

Bai Fu Zi: Promoting digestion to remove food stagnancy, activating the circulation of Qi to eliminate phlegm.

The Effect of Sanzi Yangqin Tang

Effect

Resolving phlegm, promoting digestion, relieving cough and arresting asthma.

Indications

Cough and asthma due to retention of phlegm and stagnation of Qi, marked by cough and dyspnea with profuse whitish sputum, fullness in the chest, poor appetite, whitish greasy tongue coating, and slippery pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, bronchiectasis, pulmonaryemphysema and pulmonary heart disease.

Administrations

All the drugs are pounded into powder. The powder is wrapped in gauze and decocted in water for the decoction. The decoction is taken regularly.

Prolonged use of this prescription is not suggested to the aged and the weak. If it does be needed, drugs for regulating and tonifying the spleen and lung or for strengthening the spleen and reinforcing the kidney should be added.