Xing Su San
Nickname: "Apricot Kernel and Perilla Leaf Powder"
Syndrome: Exogenous Cool dryness (aversion to cold, no sweating, slight headache) Lu qi disorder (cough, dry throat, stuffy nose) phlegm damp obstruction (cough with watery phlegm) (P: wiry, T: white)
Action: Gently disperse cool dryness, disseminates the Lung qi, and transforms congested fluids. Representative formula for dryness.

When perilla the mermaid married xing ren she became the representative mermaid for dryness and took up jogging. She thought she was so cool until one day a circus clown shouted "coin her" which made her feel like a foolish chimpanzee. Luckily she had a strong support group and ban xia, fresh ginger, and granny cow consoled her by feeding her dates.

K: Su Ye, Xing Ren
M: Qian Hu, jie geng, Zhi ke
A1: Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Fu ling
A2: Sheng Jiang, Da Zao
G: Gan Cao
Cautions / Contraindications:

    Common Modifications:
  • Severe exterior cold (+QIang Huo)
  • Cough stays after promoting sweating (-Su Ye, +Su Geng)
  • headache, frontal (+Bai Zhi)

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