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AS-135 Ping Chuan C  
Comment:
AS-135 (Minor Blue Dragon Combination) is a very popular formula. For 1800 years, it has been used for common cold, influenza, asthmatic bronchitis and bronchial asthma marked by chills, fever, cough, wheezing, copious and watery sputum, etc. The principal herb - Ephedrae Herba includes ephedrine and pseudoephedrine which cause bronchodilation. This effect is stronger when bronchospasm is present. Pinelliae Tuber is an effective antitussive. AS-135 has been proven to reduce fever, relieve dyspnea and cough, remove phlegm, promote blood circulation and anti-allergic reaction.
Indications:
Asthma, bronchitis, common cold and influenza marked by chills, profuse and watery sputum.
Dosage:
4-6 tablets three times per day, before meals.
Functions:
Traditional:
Releases the exterior, removes fluid-retention, arrests cough and relieves asthma.
Modern:
Dilates bronchi, removes phlegm, relieves wheezing, cough and allergic reaction.
Ingredients:
Cinnamon Cinnamomi Ramulus Gui Zhi
Ma-Huang Ephedrae Herba Ma Huang
Asarum Asari Herba cum Radice Xi Xin
Dried Ginger Zingiberis Siccatum Rhizoma Gan Jiang
Pinellia Pinelliae Tuber Ban Xia
Schizandra Schizandrae Fructus Wu Wei Zi
Peony Paeoniae Radix Shao Yao
Licorice Glycyrrhizae Radix Gan Cao
   
Chinese Medical Description:
 
Cinnamon, Ma-Huang
Induces sweating and releases the exterior
Asarum, Dried Ginger
Warms the Lungs and reduces phlegm
Pinellia
Resolves phlegm and reduces the adverse flow of Qi
 
Schizandra
Contains the leakage of Lung Qi
Peony
Nourishes the Blood
Licorice
Tonifies Qi and harmonizes the formula