Ma Huang Tang

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Ma Huang Tang releases exterior cold, promotes Lung function, arrests wheezing, Taiyang stage

Ma Huang Tang - Shang Han Lun


Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)9g

Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)6g

Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)9-12g

Zhi Gan Cao (Honey fried Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis)3g


Indications: Chills predominant over fever, no sweat, generalized body aches, headache, wheezing, T- thin white coat (not effected), P- floating tight, skin may be warm to the touch

*Note, this is the mother formula to many others dealing with Wind in the Lungs (i.e. Xiao Qing Long Tang, San Ao Tang, Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang)


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