English: Maidservant from Yue Decoction plus Pinellia
Also Known As: Ma Huang, Gypsum and Pinellia Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6-18g 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.
With Shi Gao and Xing Ren, for cough from Heat Obstructing the Lungs with wheezing, flaring of the nostrils and fever and Wind-edema.
Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao 16-48g Clears Heat in the Qi Stage, drains Fire, relieves irritability, quenches thirst and clears Excess Heat from the Lungs.
With Ma Huang, Xing Ren and Gan Cao, for Lung Heat with cough and asthma.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-9g Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration,
isperses Cold, warms the Lungs, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Zhi Ban Xia, for Productive cough due to Phlegm-Dampness.
With Ma Huang, strongly creates sweating to treat all externally contracted Wind-Cold disorders, especially those in which Wind-Cold has constrained Lung Qi with cough and wheezing and the failure of Lung Qi to descend.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-6g Moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
With Ma Huang, Xing Ren and Sheng Jiang, for coughing or wheezing due to Wind-Cold Attacks the Lungs.
With Shi Gao and Xing Ren, for cough due to Lung Heat.
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 4-12g Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Rebellious Qi.
Fr. Jujube Rubra Hong Zao 9-21g Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach and augments Qi and moderates. cools and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Sheng Jiang, for External Wind-Cold.
  • Disseminates Lung Qi
  • Calms wheezing
  • Dispels Thin Mucus
  • Clears Heat
  • Relieves cough and dyspnea
  • Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold with Lung Distention (congested Fluids in the chest)
  • Phlegm-Heat Obstructs the Lungs
  • Lung-distension
  • Wheezing with a productive cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Panting
  • Yellow or white mucus which is difficult to expectorate
  • Thick phlegm
  • A dry mouth with a desire to drink
  • Maybe no thirst A choking sensation in the chest
  • A sense of fullness in the chest and diaphragm
  • The eyes look like they are popping out of their sockets
  • Facial edema
  • Chills
  • Oliguria
  • A mild to moderate fever
  • Dry stools
  • Maybe headache
  • Maybe the sound of sputum rattling in the throat
  • Maybe nervousness
  • Maybe anxiety
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow and may be greasy
  • P: Floating, large and slippery or Slippery and rapid
For more severe Internal Heat: For sticky difficult-to expectorate Phlegm:
+ 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin - Fr. Jujube Rubra Hong Zao
For malodorous green Phlegm: - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 18g Hb. Houttuyniae Yu Xing Cao + 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 6g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 9g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 9g Sm. Benincasae Dong Gua Zi
For severe panting and wheezing: For thirst:
+ 3g Powdered Pheretima Di Long + 12g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For severe Lung Yin damage due to Heat:
+ 9g Sm. Descuraniae/ Lepidii Ting Li Zi - Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
For constipation:
+ 6-0g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 3g Powdered Pheretima Di Long
For more ability to resolve Dampness:
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Adenophorae Nan Sha Shen
    + 9g Bul. Lilii Bai He