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Sang Ju Yin 桑 菊 飲

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Source: Systematic Differentiation of Warm Pathogen Diseases (1798)

Indication: early, superficial stage of warm pathogen disease

Symptoms: cough, slight fever, slight thirst, slight sore throat, possible red painful eyes, conjunctivitis

Tongue: normal, red + thin, white coat ; Pulse: floating, rapid

This is a dispersing formula that addresses the symptoms by releasing obstruction in the exterior without injuring the fluids. Both of the chief herbs (Sang Ye, Ju Hua) combine sweet moistening with their heat clearing and dispersing actions.