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Sha Shen Mai Men Dong Tang (Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction) 沙蔘麥門冬湯


Formula Type Formulas that Treat Dryness
Diagnosis Stomach and Lung Yin deficiency, Dryness injuring Lungs and Stomach
Action Clears and nourishes the Lungs and Stomach, generates fluids, moistens dryness
Indication Dry throat, thirst, fever, hacking cough with scanty sputum. T: red with little coat; P: rapid, thin
Remarks This formula is mild in nature and thus useful in pediatric practice; not appropriate for heat excess damaging body fluids

Sha Shen (Bei) (Organic) (9 g)

Mai Men Dong (tested) (9 g)

Yu Zhu (tested) (6 g)

Sang Ye (tested) (4.5 g)

Tian Hua Fen (tested) (4.5 g)

Bai Bian Dou (4.5 g)

Gan Cao (tested) (3 g)


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.