English: Forsythia and Mint Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Hb. Mentha Haplocalycis Bo He 5g Disperses Wind-Heat, cools and clears the head and eyes and benefits the throat
Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 10g Clears Heat, especially in the Upper Jiao and relieves toxicity.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3g Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops coughing, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity, moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
With Jie Geng, for pain and swelling of the throat.
Sm. Sesame Nigri Hei Zhi Ma 12g Nourishes and fortifies Liver and Kidney Yin and moistens and lubricates the Intestines and Lungs.
Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 6g Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
With Gan Cao, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity and expels pus for productive coughing with hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat.
Testa Glycinis Lu Dou Yi 5g Enriches Kidney Yin, reduces Deficiency fever, stops night sweats, clears Heat and relieves toxicity.
  • Mildly clears Heat
  • Expels pathogenic factors
  • Moistens Dryness
  • Perverse Dryness Attacks the Lungs
  • Dry cough with little or no sputum
  • Sputum is difficult to expectorate
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Cough may cause chest pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Red eyes
  • Swollen gums
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Hoarse voice
  • Dry lips and mouth
  • Thirst
  • Dryness in nose
  • Epistaxis
  • Chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Anhidrosis
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Constipation
  • T: Red tip
  • C: Thin, yellow and dry
  • P: Superficial, maybe rapid
For a stronger Heat-dispersing action: For tinnitus:
+ Fol. Mori Sang Ye + Cornu Saigae Tataricae Ling Yang Jiao
+ Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui
For red eyes: + Fol Ilicis Ku Ding Cha
+ Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua + Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ Fol Ilicis Ku Ding Cha For a sore throat:
+ Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao + Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
For swollen gums: + Rz. Belamcandae She Gan
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi