TCM Formula for Flu Season
Minor Blue Dragon Combination (Xiao Qing Long Tang)
Minor Blue Dragon Combination (Xiao Qing Long Tang) is a classic traditional Chinese herbal formula which originated from Shang Han Lun ( Treatise on Febrile Diseases, 206 ). This formula is used for both acute surface conditions and chronic disorders, both of which require a warming action. It is the top and most important formula listed in Shang Han Lun for treating allergic rhinitis, it is also the first choice for treating asthma in children in Japan.
Daily dosage of 7.5 grams of final product contain the following ingredients:
Amount (g) Cinnamon Twigs
4.0 Schisandra Fruit
Fructus Schisandrae chinensis
Wu Wei Zi
1.5 White Peony
Radix Paeoniae alba
Bai Shao Yao
1.5 Dried Ginger
Rhizoma Pinelliae praeparatum
4.0 Baked Licorice
Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle
Zhi Gan Cao
Relieves exterior wind-cold, warms the body, expels damp, prevents coughing and asthma.
Traditional: Exterior wind-cold with damp retention, intragastric water stagnancy; chills, fever, aversion to cold, anhidrosis, body ache, vomiting, no sweating, no thirst, asthmatic cough or labored breathing, cough with watery and frothy sputum, decreased urine output, occasional chills in the back, facial and extremities edema.
Modern: Common cold, influenza, bronchial or humoral strider, chills, fever, no sweating, no thirst, running nose, sinus, heavy head, headache, allergic rhinitis, whooping cough, pulmonary asthma, cough with phlegm, asthma, bronchitis, bronchiectasia, pleuritis, heart failure, infantile acute nephritis, edema due to early nephritis, swelling due to common cold accompanied by cough.
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS
Use with caution in cases with hypertension. This formula should not be used long-term, nor for conditions with heat, coughing of blood, coughing due to yin deficiency.