Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan - Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin

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Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bu fei er jiao wan" which in english is "tonify the lungs formula with gelatin", is categorized within the "treat dryness" functional grouping and within the "gently disperse and moisten dryness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Bu Fei E JIao Tang, Bu Fei E Jiao San, Gelatin and Morus Bark Combination, Decoction of Colla Corii Asini for Invigorating the Lungs, Ginseng and Aristolochia Combination.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding - chronic dry cough, wheezing, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD.
  • Stops bleeding when it arises from lung yin deficiency - mild bloody sputum with dry cough.

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in patients with wind-cold (i.e. "common cold").
  • Avoid when there are profuse amounts of blood in the sputum.
  • Avoid, or use with caution, in patients with stomach and/or spleen deficiencies, particularly with phlegm accumulation.

Our shop contains bu fei er jiao wan from the following manufacturer:

View Bu Fei Er Jiao Tang - Sun Ten (Discontinued)

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewE Jiao (Donkey-Hide Glue, Gelatin)

Tonify blood - dizziness, sallow complexion, palpitations. Stops bleeding - any type. Nourish and moisten yin - irritability and insomnia after febrile disease, dry lung coughs due to yin deficiency…

ViewMa Dou Ling (Birthwort Fruit)

Clears the lungs, transforms phlegm - cough, wheezing due to either lung heat or lung deficiency accompanied by heat signs, as long as there is phlegm clogging the lungs. Hypertension, bleeding hemo…

ViewNiu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium)

Expels wind-heat (acrid), benefits throat - fever, cough, sore, red, swollen throat. Clears heat (bitter, cold), relieves toxicity, vents rashes - red swellings, carbuncles, mumps, acute febrile ras…

ViewNuo Dao Gen Xu (Glutinous Rice Root)

Stops sweating caused by deficiency - nightsweats, spontaneous sweats. Deficient yin fevers.

ViewXing Ren (Apricot Seed)

Stops cough and calms wheezing due to hot or cold patterns - especially for dry cough. Moistens the intestines, unblocks the bowels.

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung yin deficiency.

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: asthma, bronchitis, cough, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, tonsillitis, tuberculosis and/or wheezing (dyspnea)

As noted above, bu fei er jiao wan is within the treat dryness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "gently disperse and moisten dryness", which contains the following formulas:

ViewSha Shen Mai Dong Wan (Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction)

Important formula for stomach yin deficiency - benefits the stomach and the lungs - a range of digestive issues (gastritis, epigastric pain), possibly with dry throat, thirst and/or cough. Diabetes …

All formulas in the primary category of "treat dryness" are listed below.

(truncated intro "...dryness in chinese medicine terms may be internal, generally arising from heat, or external arising from the season or environmental condit…)".

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