Qing Fei Wan - Clear The Lungs Decoction

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Qing Fei Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "qing fei wan" , 清肺湯, which in english is "clear the lungs decoction", is categorized within the "treat phlegm" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and transform phlegm" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Qing Fei Tang, Platycodon and Fritillaria Combination, Lung Clearing Decoction.

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

  • Clears heat and phlegm and replenishes lung yin - chronic cough, generally with thicker yellow mucus, sore throat.
  • With the right factors aspiration pneumonia, pneumonia, bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis.

Our shop contains qing fei wan from the following manufacturer:

($10.00) Add To Cart View Qing Fei Tang - Sun Ten (BBD 7/2022)

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. Qing Fei Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBei Xie (Dioscorea Root)

Separates the pure from the turbid - cloudy urine and leukorrhea, either from damp-heat or deficiency. Expels wind damp (cold and hot bi syndromes), relaxes the sinews. Damp-heat - skin disorders (e…

ViewChen Pi (Tangerine Peel)

Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; …

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewDa Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube)

Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewHuang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria)

Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings. Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewMai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)

Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood. Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth. Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-f…

ViewSang Bai Pi (Mulberry Root Bark)

Drains lung heat - cough, wheezing. Promotes urination, reduces edema - lung heat obstructing downward movement of lung qi, preventing water from moving - no sweating, facial and floating edema, fev…

ViewSheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting Alleviates coughing, warms lung Reduces toxicity of other herbs

ViewTian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber)

Nourish kidney yin, clear lung heat - yin deficiency with heat signs in the upper warmer, dryness of mouth, thick or blood-streaked sputum that is difficult to expectorate. Moisten the lungs, nouris…

ViewWu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed)

Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…

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 Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

ViewZhu Ru (Bamboo Shavings)

Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - thick sputum, stifling sensation in the chest, coughing up blood. Clears heat from the stomach, stops vomiting (good choice for different types including morning …

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. Qing Fei Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung dampness - phlegm heat, lung wind invasion - wind heat and/or lung yin deficiency.

Qing Fei Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: bronchiectasis, bronchitis, cough, pneumonia, sinus infection, sinusitis and/or tuberculosis

As noted above, qing fei wan is within the treat phlegm functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and transform phlegm", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDing Chuan Wan (Calm Wheezing Pills)

Directs the lung qi downward and clears phlegm heat from the lungs.  Typically used for the condition of wind cold blocking the exterior with internal accumulation of phlegm heat - which may involve …

ViewQing Qi Hua Tan Wan (Clear the Qi and Transform Phlegm Pill)

Cough with thick yellow or green phlegm, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and possible fullness of the chest due to damp heat accumulation in the lungs.

ViewWen Dan Wan (Warm the Gallbladder Formula)

Anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other shen disturbances caused by phlegm misting the mind. Seizures, convulsions or other types of involuntary muscle contractions that are caused by phlegm and he…

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

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