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Chinese Symptomology Signs & symptoms of lung yin vacuity include: * Enduring, incessant cough with scanty phlegm * Chronic hoarseness * Scanty tongue fur * A floating, fine pulseSigns & symptoms of phlegm heat include: * Hard-to-expectorate, thick yellow phlegm * Possible blood-streaked phlegm * A red tongue * A rapid, possibly surging pulse Western Symptomology Enduring phlegm heat damaging lung yin thus resulting in chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, and pulmonary tuberculosis Actions Clears the lungs and transforms phlegm, moistens dryness and stops coughing Pattern Enduring phlegm heat damaging lung yin Ingredients Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 110.3 mg ~ Fu Ling (Poria) 66.2 mg ~ Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi) 66.2 mg ~ Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 66.2 mg ~ Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 66.2 mg ~ Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Mori) 66.2 mg ~ Zhe Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii) 66.2 mg ~ Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae) 44.1 mg ~ Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagai) 44.1 mg ~ Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis) 44.1 mg ~ Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) 44.1 mg ~ Xing Ren (Semen Armeniacae) 44.1 mg ~ Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 22 mg Within this formula, Tian Men Dong, Mai Men Dong, and Wu Wei Zi enrich yin and engender fluids. Men Men Dong also transforms phlegm and clears heat, while Wu Wei Zi also secures the lungs to help stop chronic cough. Dang Gui supplements the blood based on the facts that blood and essence share a common source, blood and fluids share a common source. Zhi Zi, Huang Qin, and Sang Bai Pi clear heat from the lungs. Jie Geng, Zhe Bei Mu, and Xing Ren diffuse the lungs, transform phlegm, and stop coughing. Zhe Bei Mu also clears heat. Fu Ling and Chen Pi seep and dry dampness respectively and, therefore, help to prevent the formation of phlegm based on the dictum, “The spleen is the root of phlegm engenderment; the lung are the place where phlegm is stored.” Gan Cao harmonizes all the other medicinals in the formula. In addition, combined with Jie Geng, it particularly benefits the throat. This formula comes from Gong Ding-xian’s Ming dynasty Wan Bing Hui Chun (Returning Spring to the Tens of Thousands of Diseases) published in 1587