English: Minor Descending Qi Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
12g Softens the Liver and relieves pain.
Fol. Perillae Zi Su Ye 9g Promotes the movement of Spleen and Stomach Qi, harmonizes the Middle Jiao, relieves intestinal gas, improves Lung function, expands the chest and relieves Cold induced wheezing.
With Jie Geng, for common colds with nasal congestion and productive cough.
Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die 9g Moistens the Lungs, relieves cough, clears the voice, comforts the Liver and regulates the Qi.
Rx. Linderae Wu Yao 6g Promotes movement of Qi and alleviates pain.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 6g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm and descends Qi.
With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting and hiccups due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi.
Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng 6g Opens the Lungs, spreads Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, benefits the throat, expels pus and opens and raises Lung Qi, directing the effects of other herbs to the upper body.
Rz. Zingiberis Sheng Jiang 3pc Warms the Lungs, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
Fr. Jujube Da Zao 3pc Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Sheng Jiang, prevents Phlegm accumulation.
  • Eases the Liver
  • Regulates Qi
  • Eases The throat
  • Laryngitis due to Liver Qi Stagnation
  • Sudden loss of voice brought on by depression, anger worry, emotional turmoil or sudden upset
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • T: Pink or Dark (Red edges with Heat)
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Wiry or Choppy (Rapid with Heat)
For dispersing Stagnation and nourishing the Heart: For soothing the Liver:
+9g Flos Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 12g Bul. Lilii Bai He
+ 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + 6g Flos Rosae Rugosae Mei Gui Hua
For descending Qi: + 9g Fr. Tribuli Bai Ji Li
+ 9g Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi or
For stagnant Lung Qi with Phlegm in the chest : +9g Flos Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 6g Fr. Perillae Zi Su Zi
+ 12g Per. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi + 6g Flos Rosae Rugosae Mei Gui Hua
For Heart Deficiency with insomnia and much dreaming:
+ 9g Flos Albizziae He Huan Hua
+ 2 or 3 of the following:
6g Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi    
12g Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen    
6g Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu    
18g Dens Draconis Long Chi    
12g Fr. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren