HERB FORMULAS

English: Mulberry Leaf and Apricot Kernel Decoction
Also Known As: Morus and Armeniaca Decoction
Morus and Apricot Kernel Combination
Decoction of Morus Leaf and Apricot Kernel
Decoction of Morus and Apricot Seed
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Fol. Mori Sang Ye 3-12g Relieves Wind-Heat, clears Lung Heat, moistens Dryness and stops cough.
With Xing Ren, for headache, fever, and dry non-productive cough from External Warm-Dryness disorders.
Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren 1.5-12g Regulates Lung Qi, stops cough and wheezing, moistens the Intestines and unblocks bowels.
With Sang Ye, for non-productive dry cough due to Wind-Heat.
Fr. Gardenia Zhi Zi 1-10g Clears Heat, reduces Fire, eliminates irritability, drains Damp-Heat, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity.
With Dan Dou Chi, for insomnia and irritability from Deficiency due to Heat lingering in the chest.
Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi 1-10g Expels Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat, eliminates irritability and relieves stuffy sensations in the chest.
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu 1-6g Clears Heat, transforms Phlegm and stops cough.
Rx. Glehniae Bei Sha Shen 2-15g Moistens the Lungs, stops cough, nourishes Stomach Yin, generates fluids, clears Heat and moistens the Exterior.
Fr. Pyri Li Pi 1-6g Moistens the Lungs and stops cough.
With Bei Sha Shen, nourishes Yin and clears Heat
  • Clears and Disperses Wind-Heat and Dryness
  • Moistens the Lungs
  • External Wind, Heat and Dryness
  • Dry hacking cough
  • Chest pain during severe coughing fits
  • Headache (lighter and more on the surface)
  • Moderate fever
  • Dry throat
  • Dry skin
  • Dry nose
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Headache
  • Thirst
  • Maybe hemoptysis
  • Little sticky or no Phlegm
  • T: Red or Red tip
  • C: Dry, thin and white or Dry, thin and yellow
  • P: Superficial and rapid or Rapid and big or Weak and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For epistaxis: For marked sore throat:
+ More Fr. Gardenia Zhi Zi + Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Hb. Artemisiae Qing Hao
For more pronounced Exterior symptoms, like aversion to Cold, fever and anhidrosis:
or
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Hb. Menthae Bo He
or
For high fever:
+ Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian + Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For a dry and itchy throat:
For oppressive chest pain:
+ 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Flos Farfare Kuan Dong Hua
+ 9g Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Flos Inulae Xuan Fu Hua
For severe Heat and Dryness:
For late stage measles or dryness of the skin and thirst:
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi + Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For hemoptysis:
For nasal Dryness:
- Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi - Fr. Gardenia Zhi Zi
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen - Fr. Pyri Li Pi
For Heat and Dryness injuring the Lung collaterals leading to hemoptysis:
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For a cough with thick, yellow sputum:
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen + Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
+ Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai + Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
or
For a dry sore throat:
+ Per Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
+ Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi + Fr. Aristolochiae Ma Dou Ling
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He
For scratchy throat and more pronounced cough:
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Hb Schizonepetae Jing Jie
+ Tub. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui
For severe epistaxis due to Heat:
For hemoptysis due to bronchiectasis:
+ Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai - Sm. Sojae Preparata Dan Dou Chi
+ Hb. Artemisiae Qing Hao + Indigo Naturalis Qing Dai
+ Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + Per Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Fr. Chebulae He Zi
+ Cacumen Platycladi Ce Bai Ye
For a dry and painful throat:
For cough:
+ Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi
- Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For cough with Heat predominant:
- Fr. Pyri Li Pi - Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye - Fr. Pyri Li Pi
+ 10g Rx. Asteris Zi Wan + 10g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye
+ Rz. 15g Phragmitis Lu Gen + 10g Rx. Asteris Zi Wan
For cough with marked consumption of body fluids:
+ Rz. 15g Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
- Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
- Fr. Pyri Li Pi
For cough with Blood-tinged sputum:
+ 10g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye - Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 10g Rx. Asteris Zi Wan - Fr. Pyri Li Pi
+ Rz. 15g Phragmitis Lu Gen + 10g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + 10g Rx. Asteris Zi Wan
+ Rz. Polygonati Huang Jing + Rz. 15g Phragmitis Lu Gen
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness:
+ Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with Heat:
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die + 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with headache and fever:
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 18g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with Exterior symptoms:
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die + 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ 12g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui + 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with severe or painful cough :
+ 9g Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
For laryngitis due to severe Wind-Dryness:
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die + 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 12g Cx. Mori Sang Bai Pi + 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die
+ 12g Fr. Aristolochiae Ma Dou Ling + 9g. Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with a sore throat:
+ 12g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For laryngitis due to Wind-Dryness with epistaxis or Blood-streaked mucus:
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die + 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die
+ 3g Lasiosphere/ Calvatiae Ma Bo +18g Rx. Isatidis Ban Lan Gen
+ 12g Charred Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Tan
or
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
For a cough:
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 9g Sm. Oroxyli Mu Hu Die
+ 15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 9g Rz. Belamcandae She Gan
For a cough with severe Heat:
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 12g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
For a cough with a severe headache and fever:
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong + 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 12g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ 12g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 18g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 12g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
For a cough with a sore throat:
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 12g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 9g Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui
+ Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
or
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+ 10g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 10g Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 5g Periostracum Cicadae Chan Tui
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ 12g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
For a cough with epistaxis or Blood-streaked sputum:
+ one or two of the following:
15g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen - Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
3g Fructificatio Lasiosphere/Calvatiae Ma Bo
+ Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
9g Rz. Belamcandae She Gan
or
+ 15g Prepared Fol. Eriobotryae Zhi Pi Pa Ye
+10g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 10g Fr. Arctii Niu Bang Zi + 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
For Lung Heat asthma:
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
- Bul Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 12g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu + 15g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
or
+ 9g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye + 15g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 9g Fr. Aristolochiae Ma Dou Ling
For Lung Heat asthma with foul-smelling green Phlegm:
+ 6g Rz. Polygonati Odorati Yu Zhu
- Bul Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
For a cough due to Dry-Heat:
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ Rx Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 9g Fol. Eriobotryae Pi Pa Ye
+ 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen + 9g Fr. Aristolochiae Ma Dou Ling
+ 15g Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou + 6g Rz. Polygonati Odorati Yu Zhu
+ 12g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For a cough with severe Dry-Heat:
+ 18g Hb. Houttuyniae Yu Xing Cao
+ 15g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 9g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 9g Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi
For a cough with oppressive chest pain:
For an upper respiratory tract infection:
+ 9g Flos Farfarae Kuan Dong Hua
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 9g Flos Inulae Xuan Fu Hua
For an upper respiratory tract infection with severe thirst:
+ 9g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + 9g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
For an upper respiratory tract infection with Blood-streaked mucus:
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
- Rx Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu + 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He
+ 15g Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao
+ 9g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu + 12g Rx. Trichosanthis Tian Hua Fen
For Sjogren's Syndrome:
+ 18g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen - Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 9g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+ 6g Hb. Menthae Bo He + 3-6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 30g Rz. Imperatae Bai Mao Gen
+ 15g Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis Ou Jie
For Sjogren's Syndrome with marked joint aching and pain:
For Sjogren's Syndrome with low back weakness and pain:
- Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
- Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 3-6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 3-6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 9g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 9g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 9g Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 9g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For Sjogren's Syndrome with severe dryness, difficulty swallowing dry food, dry, crimson lips, dry stools, scanty urine and dry eyes:
For Sjogren's Syndrome with swollen, enlarged parotid glands:
- Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
- Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ 3-6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 3-6g Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae Chuan Bei Mu
+ 9g Pseudobulbus Cremastrae/Pleiones Shan Ci Gu + 15g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 9g Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
    + 9g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen