Sang Ju Yin
Treats the following symptoms:
Wind Heat Cough and Exterior Heat are both from “Analysis of Seasonal Febrile Diseases” by Wu Jutong in the Qing Dynasty. All are prescriptions aim to relieve the Exterior Syndrome with herbs that have a pungent flavour and cool nature. Exterior Heat is good at treating the swelling sore throat and fever in influenza, while the Wind Heat Cough is better at treating cough. The ancients called Wind Heat Cough “gentle formulation in pungent and cool herb” especially suitable for the treatment of newly infected flu, coughing due to attaching of Heat Evil and mild to moderate fever. It is said to be a “gentle formulation” and mulberry leaves and chrysanthemum are the main ingredients of the formulation, which are leaf and flower, light and clear in nature.
The active ingredients are easily volatile and should not be boiled for a long time, therefore we would only recommend mixing the medicine with warm water.
ACUTE COUGH AND BRONCHITIS
Coughing is a natural reflex to quickly get rid of germs, harmful or foreign substances in the airways. A severe irritable cough can develop into an acute asthma attack.
The inflammation of upper airways in the lungs, the bronchial tubes, is called bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is very common as it often develops from a cold or other respiratory infection. An acute bronchitis cough usually lasts for 10 days, sometimes up to 3 weeks. In the beginning, cough is the first symptom. This cough will be dry at first, then becomes productive, meaning you will cough out mucus because bronchitis causes the accumulation of mucus in the airways. Other symptoms are shortness of breath and low fever.
Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:
The disease is seen in cough and acute bronchitis, which is called Exogenous Cough in Chinese medicine. The reason is that the External Wind, Cold, Dampness, Dryness or Fire Evil invade the Lung system, resulting in obstruction of Lung Qi and the reverse of the Lung Qi leads to cough and sputum. Due to different body constitution and different nature of External Evil, it can be manifested as different symptoms such as Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat.
Possible syndromes causing these problems:
Recommended formulas to use:
Wind Heat Cough
At a later stage, when phlegm turns yellow:
Clear Lung Heat