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 Lily Bulb Decoction to Preserve the Metal

Pin Yin: Bai He Gu Jin Tang

Category:   Enrich Yin and moisten Dryness
Additional Categories:   Nourish and Supplement Yin;   Clear Heat from Vacuity

   Nourishes Lung and Kidney Yin, moistens Lungs, transforms Phlegm, and stops coughing;
  ---used for Vacuity of Lung and Kidney Yin with Vacuity Fire with symptoms of coughing of scanty amounts of blood-streaked, sticky sputum, and wheezing.
   (See Lung Yin Vacuity; Kidney Yin Vacuity; Vacuity Fire .)

Medicinals Dosages (Qian)
Lilii, Bulbus [bai he] 1
Rehmanniae Glutinosae (dried), Rx [sheng di huang] 2
Rehmanniae Glutinosae Conquitae, Rx [shu di huang] 3
Ophiopogonis, Tuber [mai men dong] 1.5
Scrophulariae, Rx [xuan shen] 0.8
Fritillariae Cirrhosae, Bulbus [chuan bei mu] 1
Platycodi, Rx [jie geng] 0.8
Angelicae Sinensis, Rx [dang gui] 1
Paeoniae Lactiflorae, Rx [bai shao] 1
Glycyrrhizae, Rx [gan cao] 1


   Associated Modern Diseases: chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, pneumothorax, cor pulmonale, silicosis, pulmonary tuberculosis.

   Formulas with similar or subset of ingredients: Increase the Fluids Decoction [ZengYe Tang]; Nourish the Yin and Clear the Lungs Decoction [Yang YinQingFei Tang].
   Formulas with related functions: Supplement the Lungs Decoction with Ass-Hide Gelatin [Bu Fei EJiaoTang]; Eliminate Dryness and Rescue the Lungs Decoction [QingZao Jiu Fei Tang]; Fritillaria and Trichosanthis Fruit Powder [Bei Mu GuaLou San].