Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang

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Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang – redirects flow of Lung Qi, calms wheezing, clears Heat

Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang - Shang Han Lun


Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)…12g

Shi Gao (Gypsum)…48g

Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)…18g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis)…6g


Indications:  fever, may or may not be sweating, wheezing, cough, difficulty breathing, nasal flaring and pain, T- yellow coat, P- slippery rapid.  Heat in the Lungs caused by Wind/Heat or Wind/Cold turned into Heat.  This formula is ‘Ma Huang Tang” with Shi Gao instead of Gui Zhi, thus greatly altering the formula to treat Heat not Cold.


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