Su Zi - Relieve Cough and Wheeze
LU, LI (4.5-9g)

Su Zi - Silly Suzy almost died in the swamp when she forgot her inhaler

Silly Suzy almost died in the swamp when she forgot her inhaler and robitussin. Suddenly she found herself lost and felt that exhalation was more difficult than inhalation. When the rescue team found her they asked her what she was doing there in the swamp she said she was looking for peaches!

English Name: perilla fruit
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Perillae
Properties: acrid, warm

Explanation of Key Words in this story...
swamps... inhaler... robitussin transforms phlegm; descends LU qi, stops cough and wheeze
peaches unblocks bowels; moistens intestines
      Su Zi Actions and Indications
  • Descends LU qi; transforms phlegm; stops cough and wheeze (copious phlegm; wheezing; exhalation more difficult than inhalation; stifling sensation in chest)
  • Unblocks bowels; Moistens Intestines (constipation due to dry Large Intestine)
  • (cc: SP deficiency diarrhea)
  • (cc: yin deficiency cough)
    Special Notes:
  • Su Zi, Zi Su Ye, and Su Geng are different parts of the same plant but with different functions. Su Zi redirects qi to help with cough and wheeze, whil Zi Su Ye is used primarily to release the exterior. Su Geng regulates qi and expands chest.

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