HERB FORMULAS

English: Tonify the Lungs Decoction
Also Known As: Reinforce the Lungs Decoction
Astragalus and Aster Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 2-9g Tonifies Lung Qi and strongly tonifies Yuan Qi.
With Huang Qi, tonifies Qi and strengthens Wei Qi for Qi Deficiency with general debility, anorexia, and spontaneous sweat and Lung Qi Deficiency.
(Rx. Codonopsis) (Dang Shen) (12-18g) (Substitutes for Ren Shen if not critical.)
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 3-30g Tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the exterior and tonifies the Lungs.
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 3-24g Nourishes Yin and arrests cough and wheezing.
With Wu Wei Zi, strengthens the lower body.
With Ren Shen, for Qi and Yin Deficiencies.
Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi 1-6g Tonifies Qi, astringes Jing, helps the Kidneys grasp Qi and astringes leakage of Lung Qi.
With Huang Qi, for Yang Deficiency with spontaneous sweat.
Rx. Asteris Zi Wan 3-9g Moistens the Lungs, stops cough and expels Phlegm.
With Wu Wei Zi, for productive cough, wheezing and spontaneous perspiration.
With Ren Shen, Huang Qi and Wu Wei Zi, for chronic cough due to Lung Deficiency.
Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi 3-12g Drains Heat from the Lungs, descends Lung Qi and stops cough and wheezing.
  • Augments Qi
  • Stabilizes the exterior
  • Resolves Phlegm
  • Lung Qi Deficiency
  • Shortness of breath
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Occasional chills and fever
  • Cough
  • Wheezing with thin, scanty sputum
  • Low energy
  • Gasping
  • Apathy
  • A propensity to catch cold easily
  • Chest oppression
  • Weak and low voice
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Taciturnity
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Pale face
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin white
  • P: Weak or Feeble and weak or Big and Deficient
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • At present, there are over fifteen formulas with this name. This is the most commonly used one.
For severe Qi Deficiency: For Kidney Deficiency:
+ Four Gentlemen Decoction
Si Jun Zi Tang
+ Ginseng and Gecko Powder
Ren Shen Ge Jie San
For cough with thin mucus: For spontaneous sweating:
- Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi + 15g Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 9g Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang Gen
+ 12g Sm. Tritici Levis Fu Xiao Mai
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling For polyuria:
+ 6g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
+ 9g Flos Farfarae Kuan Dong Hua
For polyuria without Lung symptoms: - Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling
- Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma For polyuria with susceptibility to the common cold:
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
- Rx. Asteris Zi Wan
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling - Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
+ 9g Sm. Euryales Qian Shi - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 9g Fr. Rosae Laevigatae Jin Ying Zi + 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ 9g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi For polyuria with Phlegm-Dampness Obstructing the Lungs:
For polyuria with severe coughing:
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
- Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma - Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling + 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 9g Flos Farfarae Kuan Dong Hua + 9g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
For polyuria with Food Stagnation: For chest oppression:
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
- Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu For chest oppression with susceptibility to the common cold:
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 6g Fr. Hordei Germinatus Mai Ya + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 6g stir-fried Sm. Raphani Lai Fu Zi + 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 9g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ 6g stir-fried Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha For chest oppression with Phlegm-Damp Congesting the Lungs:
For chest oppression with profuse Phlegm: + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi + 9g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 6g Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency:
For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with predominant Qi Deficiency: + 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with predominant Yin Deficiency:
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
+ 9g Rz. Dioscoreae Shan Yao + 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 1.5g Powdered Gecko Ge Jie + 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with severe hasty panting: + 9g Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ 6g Rz. Polygonati Odorati Yu Zhu
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with susceptibility to the common cold:
+ 9g Fr. Chebulae He Zi
+ 9g Sm. Ginkgo Bai Guo + 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with Phlegm-Damp Obstructing the Lungs: + 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
+ 6g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong +9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
+ 9g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with a predominant cough:
+ 6g Poria Fu Ling + 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 6g Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
+ 9g Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren
For asthma due to Lung Qi and Yin Deficiency with Spleen Qi Deficiency: + 9g Fr. Perillae Zi Su Zi
For enuresis:
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + 3g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu