Er Chen by Plum Flower is used to dissolve phlegm, resolve spleen-damp, regulate qi and harmonize the center. It is one of Traditional Chinese Medicines oldest formulas. It is an important, foundational formula to dispel and clear wetness, especially within your Spleen, Stomach and digestive system.
Er Chen is helpful with cough with clear or white phlegm, nausea or gastric: poor appetite or excess stomach acid.
Cough, copious white sputum that is easily expectorated
Chest or epigastric fullness
Stifling sensation in chest or abdomen
Chronic nasal and/or sinus congestion
Other names: Two Olds Pill, Two Aged Ingredients Formula, Er Chen Tang, Two Chen Pill
Ingredients (Pin Yin): Ban xia, Chen pi, Fu ling, Gan cao, Sheng jiang
Ingredients: Pinellia ternata rhizome, Citrus reticulata peel, Poria cocos sclerotium, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh. Talcum, Activated carbon, China wax.
TCM Functions: Dries Dampness, Transforms Phlegm, Regulates Qi, Harmonizes Spleen and Stomach
Standard Dosage: 8 pills, 3 x per day
Excessive or improper use of this formula can lead to excessive thirst and a dry throat.
Contraindications per label: Contraindicated for cough due to dryness or Lung Yin deficiency.