Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan - Perilla Fruit Pill to Direct Qi Downward

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Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "su zi jiang qi wan" which in english is "perilla fruit pill to direct qi downward", is categorized within the "regulate the qi" functional grouping and within the "direct rebellious qi downward" sub-category.

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

Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

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. Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBan Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)

Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen. Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness i…

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 …

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)…

ViewHou Po (Magnolia Bark)

Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this). Warms and transf…

ViewQian Hu (Hogfennel Root)

Re-directs rebellious lung qi downward, expels phlegm - coughing, wheezing with thick sputum due to heat in the lungs. Releases wind-heat from the exterior w/cough and copious phlegm.

ViewRou Gui (Dried Cinammon Bark)

Warms the kidneys and fortifies yang - aversion to cold, cold limbs, weak back, impotence, frequent urination; also for waning of spleen and kidney yang with abdominal pain and cold, reduced appetit…

ViewSu Zi (Purple Perilla Fruit)

Stops coughing and wheezing, redirects the qi down, dissolves phlegm - cough and wheezing w/copious phlegm, especially for difficult exhalation, stifling sensation in the chest. Moistens the intesti…

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. Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney qi deficiency, kidney yang deficiency, lung dampness - phlegm cold and/or lung wind invasion - wind cold.

Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: asthma, bronchitis and/or cough

As noted above, su zi jiang qi wan is within the regulate the qi functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "direct rebellious qi downward", which contains the following formulas:

All formulas in the primary category of "regulate the qi" are listed below.

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