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Xing Su San

Name

Apricot Kernel and Perilla Powder

  1. 杏蘇散
  2. 杏苏散

The Prescription of Xing Su San

Source

The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian

Ingredients

Explanation

Su Ye and Qian Hu: Inducing diaphoresis to dispel pathogens.

Xing Ren and Jie Geng: Facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi.

Ban Xia and Fu Ling: Removing dampness and resolving phlegm.

Zhi Qiao and Ju Pi: Regulating Qi and relieving the chest stuffiness.

Sheng Jiang, Da Zao and Gan Cao: Regulating Ying and Wei.

The Effect of Xing Su San

Effect

Ventilating the lung to dispel dryness with drugs warm and moist in nature, facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi to remove phlegm. .

Indications

Cool-dryness-syndrome manifested as mild headache, aversion to cold without sweet, cough with dilute sputum, stuffy nose, dry throat, whitish tongue coating and taut pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and pulmonary emphysema.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.