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  Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Citrus and Pinellia Combination (Er Chen Tang)  


0202 二陳湯 (Er Chen Tang)


Citrus and Pinellia Combination


Two-Cured Decoction





Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name


Rhizoma Pinelliae praeparata

Zhi Ban Xia

Pinellia Rhizome



Fu Ling



Pericarpium Citri reticulatae

Chen Pi

Citrus Peel


Rhizoma Zingiberis recens

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger


Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle

Zhi Gan Cao

Baked Licorice


Classic Literature Reference

Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Formulas of the Bureau of the People's Welfare Pharmacy, 1078).

Compilers: Chen, Shi-wen et al.



Traditional: Damp-phlegm accumulation marked by cough; profuse, thin, and white phlegm; fullness and distention in the chest and epigastrium; nausea; vomiting; a heavy sensation in the limbs; a white and moist tongue coating; and a slippery pulse. Dizziness and palpitation may also be observed.

Modern: Morning sickness, hangover, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastroptosis, gastrointestinal neurosis, upper respiratory tract infection, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and Meniere's disease.1,2


Pattern of Damp-Phlegm Accumulation


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