Pattern:Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs.
Action: Restore the descending of Lung-Qi, resolve Phlegm, clear Lung-Heat.
Caution and contraindications: Obviously the herbs contained in this remedy are cold in energy and therefore they potentially injure the Spleen. However, this remedy treats only an acute cough and it therefore would be taken for a few weeks at the most, during which time it is unlikely to damage the Spleen.
Classical antecedent: Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang Clearing Qi and Resolving Phlegm Decoction.