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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang

Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Clear the Stomach Powder

Also known as: Coptis and Rehmannia Formula

Ingredients

    Latin

    Pinyin

    Dosage

    Actions

    Rx. Aden. seu Glehniae

    Sha Shen

    6-9g

    Moistens LU, stops cough, nourishes ST, generates Fluids and clears Heat.

    With Yu Zhu and Mai Men Dong, for symptoms of ST and LU Yin Xu.

    With Mai Men Dong and Sang Ye, for chronic cough due to LU Yin Xu and thirst and dryness due to ST Yin Xu.

    Tub. Ophiopogonis

    Mai Men Dong

    6-9g

    Moistens LU, stops cough, nourishes ST Yin, generates Fluids and moistens Intestines.

    Rz. Polygonati Odorati

     

    Yu Zhu

    6-9g

    Nourishes Yin and moistens LU and ST.

    Fol. Mori

    Sang Ye

    4.5-9g

    Clears LU Heat and stops cough.

    With Mai Men Dong and Yu Zhu, for chronic cough due to LU Yin Xu and thirst and dryness due to ST Yin Xu.

    Rx. Trichosanthis

    Tian Hua Fen

    4.5-12g

    Generates Fluids, clears and drains LU Heat, moistens LU Dryness and generates Fluids.

    Sm. Dolichoris

    Bai Bian Dou

    4.5-15g

    Harmonizes the middle.

    Rx. Glycyrrhizae

    Gan Cao

    3-6g

    Moistens LU, clears Heat, stops cough and harmonizes.

Actions

Clears and Nourishes LU and ST, Generates Fluids and Moistens Dryness.

Syndromes

    ST (and LU) Yin Xu

    Dryness injuring LU and ST

Clinical Manifestations

    Dry throat

    Hacking cough with scanty sputum

    Thirst

    Low grade fever

    T: Red
    C: Little, maybe dry
    P: Thready and rapid

Treats

    Chronic bronchitis

    Late stage infantile measles

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