Tonifies Lung and Kidney Yin, Cools the Lungs, Transforms Phlegm, Restores the Downward Flow of Lung Qi
8 pills, 3 x day.
Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Lilium brownii bulb, Fritillaria cirrhosa bulb, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Platycodon grandiflorum root. - Shu di huang, Sheng di huang, Mai men dong, Bai he, Chuan bei mu, Dang gui, Bai shao, Gan cao, Xuan shen, Jie geng.
Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu. Contraindicated for stagnation of phlegm or dampness. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
Clinical Comments from Monthly Special May 2011: The main TCM etiology for Bai He Gu Jin Wan is heat and dryness in the Lungs due to deficiency of the Yin of the Lungs and Kidneys. Bai he, one of the chief herbs, moistens dryness and clears heat from the Lungs. Together the other chief herbs of the formula Shu di huang and Sheng di huang tonify and enrich the Kidney Yin and clear deficiency fire. As a deputy, Mai men dong strongly supports the Lung Yin tonifying actions of the chief herbs, while also helping to clear heat. The other deputy, Xuan shen, also enriches Yin while helping to return the fire of the Kidneys back to its source. There are four assistants. Chuan bei mu moistens the Lungs while transforming phlegm and together with Jie geng help to restore the normal flow of Lung qi. Dang gui and Bai shao nourish the Blood to support the Yin. The envoy, Gan cao, harmonizes the actions of the other herbs and together with Jie geng, benefits the throat.
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