L I L Y . 1 4
nourish lung yin, moisten dryness, resolve phlegm
Sample Indications for Use
bronchitis with sticky phlegm, dry throat, sore throat, oral ulceration
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Rehmannia 16 or Pseudostellaria 9 for general yin deficiency with upper-body dryness
Pinellia 16 for copious sticky sputum
Belamcanda 15 for bronchitis with thick coloured phlegm
Isatis 6 for severe swelling of the throat due to infection
Tremella 14 for deficiency fire of the liver attacking the lungs
Astragalus 16 for dry cough with excessive sweating
This formula is intended for a course of treatment of several weeks, up to several months, until the yin deficiency is resolved.
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets
Lily 14 is a treatment for throat and lung disorders that are characterised by yin deficiency and/or phlegm accumulation (the result is sticky phlegm, phlegm that is difficult to expectorate, or dark coloured phlegm). Lily, ophiopogon, yu chu, rehmannia, changium, glehnia, and scrophularia are included to nourish the yin; the other herbs are mainly used to resolve phlegm and open the lungs. The formula is related to the traditional prescriptions Lily Combination (Baihe Gujin Tang) and Adenophora and Ophiopogon Combination (Shashen Maidong Tang). Oroxylum moistens the lungs, controls cough, restores normal voice, regulates qi, and harmonises the stomach; sterculia removes lung heat, opens lung qi, and moistens dryness. Traditional Chinese medical theory holds that the metal element, which rules the lungs and sinuses and affects the throat, is easily afflicted by dryness. Moisturising the dryness, by nourishing the lung yin, will protect the respiratory system and treat many of its ailments. The characteristics of dryness include sticky sputum (no matter whether there is a large or small amount), dry throat, and tendency to be thirsty. Because this formula is aimed at yin deficiency of the upper warmer (mainly the lung), the diagnostic signs of yin deficiency as it applies to the liver/kidney, such as rapid thready pulse, red tongue, and feverish feeling, may not be present; the dryness may be confined to the lungs, throat, and sinuses, and deficiency heat may or may not be present. See also Pseudostellaria 9.
Lily, Oroxylum, Ophiopogon, Yu chu, rehmannia, Changium, Sterculia, Adenophora, Glehnia, Scrophularia, Arctium, Platycodon, Fritillaria, Licorice
baihe, muhudie, maimendong, yuzhi, dihuang, mindangshen, pangdahai, nanshashen, beishashen xuanshen, niubangzi, jiegeng, zhebeimu, gancao