Theory

Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs - TCM Herbal Formula


Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan Names

  • English Name: Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs
  • Pinyin Name: Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan
  • Chinese Character: 辛夷清肺丸



Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.).
  • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
  • Nasal polyps with the right underlying factors.
  • Difficult to resolve sinus issues with thick, sticky mucus.
  • Headaches from sinus congestion.

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Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • May not be appropriate with heat signs from lung yin deficiency.



Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications

  • If there are more signs of wei qi deficiency (frequent infections from weak immunity), possibly combine with Yu Ping Feng Wan.
  • For more cold signs consider Xin Yi Wan.

Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan Has 10 Ingredients

Bai He

Gan Cao

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  • Licorice Root
    • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
    • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
    • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
    • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
    • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
    • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
    • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Cautions
    • Avoid with excess dampness, nausea, vomiting.
    • Incompatible with Gan Sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao (although used in some formulas with Hai Zao).
    • If taken for long periods of time, may cause hypertension and/or edema.

Huang Qin

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  • Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria
    • Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings.
    • Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-heat in the stomach or intestines, diarrhea, dysentery; damp warm-febrile disease with fever, stifling sensation in the chest, thirst with no desire to drink; damp-heat in the lower jiao - lin syndrome; damp-heat jaundice.
    • Clears heat, stops bleeding - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool.
    • Clears heat, calms the fetus - restless fetus due to heat.
    • Sedates liver yang rising - headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste, flushed face.
  • Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

Mai Men Dong

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  • Ophiopogon Tuber
    • Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood.
    • Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth.
    • Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-febrile disease in the ying level - particularly when symptoms are worse at night.
    • Moistens the intestines - constipation.
  • Herbs That Tonify Yin

Pi Pa Ye

Sheng Ma

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  • Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome
    • Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel).
    • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or superficial areas, swelling, painful, sore gums, lips, and/or throat.
    • Raises yang, lifts spleen qi sinking (strong than Ge Gen) - for middle qi deficiency leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse of stomach, uterus, or rectum.
    • Serves to guide other herbs upwards.
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases of yin-deficient heat, upper-excesses and lower deficiencies.
    • Avoid with fully erupted measles.
    • Avoid in patients with breathing difficulties.

Shi Gao

  • Gypsum
    • The most important herb to clear internal heat, especially in the qi and yang ming levels.
    • Clears heat, drains fire (heavy, descending) - high fever with no chills, excessive thirst, sweating, flooding and big pulse (the "4 bigs"), irritability, red tongue with yellow coat.
    • Clears excess lung heat - cough, wheezing, fever, thick yellow sputum.
    • Clears blazing stomach fire - headache, toothache, painful and swollen gums.
    • Topically for eczema, burns, ulcerated sores; may also be taken internally.
  • Herbs That Drain Fire
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with a weak stomach, weak pulse, and yang deficiency.
    • Avoid in cases with heat from yin deficiency.

Xin Yi Hua

Zhi Mu

  • Anemarrhena Rhizome
    • Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum.
    • Nourishes yin, moistens dryness - deficiency of lung and kidney yin, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, bleeding gums, five-center heat; also for kidney heat signs - spermatorrhea, nocturnal emission, high sexual desire.
    • Generates fluids and clears heat - oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency, wasting and thirsting disorder.
  • Herbs That Drain Fire
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with diarrhea from spleen deficiency.

Zhi Zi

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  • Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia
    • Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest.
    • Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syndrome due to damp-heat in the lower warmer, damp-heat and constrained liver and gallbladder causing jaundice, damp-heat in the gall bladder and triple heater channels of the face - eyes, nose, sores in the mouth and face.
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in vomit, stool, urine; (needs to partially charred).
    • Topically for blood stasis due to trauma, reduces swelling.
  • Herbs That Drain Fire
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or loss of appetite due to cold from deficiency.



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