English: Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Coicis and Licorice Decoction
Also Known As: Ma Huang Xing Ren Yi Yi Gan Cao Tang
Ma Huang I Kan Tang
Ephedra, Apricot, Coix and Licorice Decoction
Ma-huang and Coix Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 1.5-6g Induces sweating, releases the exterior, disseminates and facilitates Lung Qi, calms wheezing, stops coughing, promotes urination and reduces edema.
With Xing Ren, for Wind-Cold cough and wheezing.
Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren 3-6g Stops cough and calms wheezing.
Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren 1.5-12g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and expels Wind-Dampness.
With Ma Huang, Xing Ren and Gan Cao, for generalized body aches due to Wind-Dampness.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3g Moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
With Ma Huang and Xing Ren, for coughing or wheezing due to Wind-Cold Attacking the Lungs.
  • Releases the Exterior
  • Dispels Wind-Dampness
  • Resolves Phlegm
  • Externally contracted Wind-Dampness
  • Mild generalized body aches
  • Slight aversion to Wind
  • Chronic respiratory complaints
  • Fever that worsens in the afternoon
  • Dry skin
For pronounced exterior symptoms: For Dampness predominant:
+ Up to 6g Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang + Up to 12g Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ Up to 6g Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren
For fibromyalgia due to Damp Stagnation Blocking the Channels:
For fibromyalgia due to Qi and Blood Stagnation:
+ Prepared Aconite Pill to Regulate the Middle
Fu Zi Li Zhong Tang
+ Major Saposhnikovia Decoction
Da Feng Fang Tang
+ Tonify Yang to Restore Five-Tenths Decoction
Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang
+ Cinnamon Twig, Peony, and Anemarrhena Decoction
Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang
For fibromyalgia due to Blood Deficiency:
+ Restore the Spleen Decoction
Gui Pi Tang
+ Tangkuei Decoction to Pry out Pain
Dang Gui Nian Tong Tang
+ Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
+ Major Saposhnikovia Decoction
Da Feng Fang Tang
For fibromyalgia due to Qi Deficiency:
+ Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
+ Drive Out Blood Stasis from a Painful Body Decoction
Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang