SOURCE: Collection of Formulae with Notes
Prepared rehmannia root
White peony root
Chinese angelica root
DIRECTIONS: Decoct the above herbs in water for oral administration.
EFFECTS: Nourishing yin and clearing away heat, moistening the lung and resolving phlegm.
INDICATIONS: Yin deficiency of both the lung and kidney manifested by cough with bloody sputum, dry and sore throat, feverish sensation in the palms and soles, hectic fever with night sweating, red tongue with less coating, threadand rapid pulse.
ANALYSIS OF FORMULA: It is a common formula for treating cough due to yin deficiency of both the lung and kidney. As the main herbs, lily bulb, rehmannia root and prepared rehmannia root can nourish both the lung and kidney-yin. Ophiopogon root help lily bulb moisten the lung to stop cough; scrophularia root help rehmannia root and prepared rehmannia root nourish yin and clear away heat. They act as the assistant herbs. As the adjuvant herbs, Chinese angelica root and white peony root are to replenish blood for harmonizing yin; fritillary bulb and platycodon root to clear the lung and to resolve phlegm for stopping cough. Licorice acts as the dispatcher herb to harmonize all the components as well as to soothe throat by combination with platycodon root.
This formula can be used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis, bronchiectasis and pharyngitis pertaining to yin deficiency of both the lung and kidney.