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Table 1 QFGKG formula

From: The efficacy of QingfengGanke granule in treating postinfectious cough in pathogenic wind invading lungs syndrome: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Chinese Pinyin name Botanical authority Family name Source Pharmacological actions in TCM Dosage/proportion (%) crude herb/1 g of QFGKG
Mahuang Ephedra sinica Stapf. Ephedraceae Dried herbaceous stem To release the exterior, disperse wind-cold; to stop wheezing due to obstruction of lung-qi; to reduce edema and promote urination especially due to obstruction from external wind-cold pathogen 375 mg/23.08
Qingfengteng Sabia japonica Maxim. Sabiaceae Dried rattan To expel wind-damp; to promote urination; to dredge collaterals or channels 500 mg/30.76
Baibu Stemona japonica (Bl.) Miq. Stemonaceae Dried tuberous root To moisten the lungs and relieve cough, excellent for chronic respiratory disorders and chronic cough; anti-parasitic 375 mg/23.08
Ziwan Aster tataricus L. f. Compositae Dried root and rhizome To moisten the lungs and descend lung-qi; to stop acute or chronic cough 375 mg/23.08
  1. QFGKG QingfengGanke granule, TCM traditional Chinese medicine.