|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
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
||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)
- 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
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