Second Installment on Jin Gui Cough Formulas

This formula uses Poria (fú líng). On the one hand Poria (fú líng) will lead and gather the fluids so they can be removed through the urination and on the other hand it will treat the source of the generation of fluids. This is why Poria (fú líng) is the principle herb. The ministers are Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) which warm the lung, scatter cold and transform fluids. In order to prevent the Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) from squandering and scattering the lung Qi, Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) is added as an assistant. Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) will restrain the lung Qi and stop cough.