English: Tonify the Lungs Decoction with Ass-Hide Gelatin
Also Known As: Decoction of Colla Corii Asini for Invigorating the Lungs
Decoction of Colla Corii Asini
Bu Fei E Jiao San
Ginseng and Aristolochia Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dry-fried Colla Corii Asini with Bran Chao E Jiao 9-45g Nourishes Lung Yin,moistens the Lungs, stops cough and transforms Phlegm.
With Niu Bang Zi, Xing Ren and Zhi Gan Cao, for loud, labored and accelerated breathing.
With Niu Bang Zi and Xing Ren, for a dry cough due to Heat injuring the fluids
Dry-fried Fr. Arctii Chao Niu Bang Zi 3-10g Disperses Wind-Heat and benefits the throat.
Stone-baked Fr. Aristolochiae Bei Ma Dou Ling 6-15g Clears the Lungs, transforms Phlegm, stops coughing and calms wheezing.
With Xing Ren, E Jiao and Niu Bang Zi, for a dry cough or coughing up Blood- streaked sputum from Blazing Fire due to Yin Deficiency.
Dry-fried Sm. Armeniacae Chao Xing Ren 6-70g Stops cough and calms wheezing and is more appropriate for patients with a weak Spleen and Stomach and a tendency toward loose stools.
Dry-fried Fr. Oryzae Glutinosae Chao Nuo Mi 6-30g Augments the Spleen and Stomach and Tonifies Qi.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1.5-7.5g Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Niu Bang Zi, strongly clears the throat and Lungs to treat Wind-Heat attacks the Lungs or Fire toxin flaring upwards.
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Tonifies the Lungs
  • Clears Lung Heat
  • Stops coughing
  • Stops bleeding
  • Lung Yin Deficiency with Heat
  • Longstanding dry cough with a little amount of white mucous or bloody sputum
  • Wheezing
  • Dry mouth
  • Shortness of breath
  • Scanty sputum
  • Blood-tinged sputum
  • Hoarseness
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Afternoon fever
  • Dry throat
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Emaciation
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Floating, thready and rapid
  • Use caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with cough due to Wind-Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with profuse Blood in the sputum.
  • Contraindicated for those with Lung Yin Deficiency without Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Phlegm.
For a dry mouth: For a sensation of chest oppression:
+ Rx. Glehniae/ Adenophorae Sha Shen + Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
+ Per. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
+ Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong For a sore throat:
+ Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He + Rx. Belamcandae She Gan
For chest and hypochondriac pain during coughing: For wheezing and dyspnea:
+ Fr. Perillae Zi Su Zi
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + Rx. Peucedani Qian Hu
+ Fr. Citri Sarcodactylis Fo Shou For Blood in the sputum:
+ Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
For Blood streaked sputum: + Rx. Bletillae Bai Ji
+ Indigo Naturalis
+ Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ Fr. Gardeniae
For cough with scanty difficult-to-expectorate sputum:
    + Per. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
    + Bul Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu