Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian (Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan, Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang, FlemClear™, 清气化痰片) is a highly regarded Chinese herbal medicine used for clearing phlegm and supporting respiratory health.†
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian powerfully clears heat from the lung and dissolves phlegm. Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian is indicated in cases where internal heat and/or fire have caused Lung fluids to congeal, thereby disrupting the descending of Lung Qi. This results in a cough with thick, yellow phlegm that is difficult to spit out. In severe cases, patients with this pattern presentation may also experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Internal heat also damages and obstructs the Qi of the middle jiao (the midsection of the body), which inhibits the spleen's transporting and transforming functions. This further contributes to phlegm formation and can cause nausea, a feeling of fullness in the chest and epigastrium, or abdominal bloating. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, phlegm is produced by the Spleen and contained in the Lung. Therefore, it is important for Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian to resolve phlegm affecting both the middle and upper jiao (the upper part of the body).
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian is used for cases in which the tongue and pulse show signs of heat and phlegm. The tongue will be red with a greasy and yellow coating. The pulse will be rapid and slippery.
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian is an important classical TCM formula for clearing phlegm-heat from the Lungs and for relieving cough and certain respiratory conditions.
Note: Shortness of breath may be the sign of a serious and potentially life threatening condition. Consult your physician before using this or any other product to address respiratory difficulty.
Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian is composed of 8 medicinal herbs which clear heat, transform phlegm, direct Qi downward and calm the respiratory tract.
The chief herb is Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-pulpit tuber mixed with bovine bile). Dan Nan Xing is a powerful phlegm-resolving herb which is used to clear blockage caused by heat and phlegm. Preparation with bile reduces the herb' drying nature. Dan Nan Xing is extremely effective at resolving phlegm and is frequently used in combination with other herbs to stop cough related to phlegm-heat.
Deputy herbs Huang Qin (Scutellaria) and Gua Lou Ren (Snake gourd fruit) are bitter, cold substances which drain fire while transforming phlegm. Huang Qin and Gua Lou Ren strongly reinforce the actions of the chief herb Dan Nan Xing.
Zhi Shi (Immature bitter orange) and Chen Pi (Tangerine peel) are combined as assistant herbs to alleviate distension and dissipate phlegm by regulating the Qi mechanism, particularly of the middle jiao. Fu Ling (Poria) and Ban Xia (Pinellia) address the Spleen, which TCM considers to be the source of phlegm.
Ku Xing Ren (Apricot seed) is an important antitussive herb used in TCM. Ku Xing Ren stops cough without drying, and facilitates the flow of Lung Qi.
Together, these seven herbs compose a formula that is well-balanced and highly effective at clearing phlegm and supporting respiratory health.
FlemClear™ (Qing Qi Hua Tan Pian)
Barbed skullcap root (Scutellaria baicalensis) (Huang Qin) Trichosanthes seed (Trichosanthes kirilowii) (Gua Lou Ren) Pinellia rhizome cured (Pinellia ternata) (Zhi Ban Xia) Tangerine dried rind (Citrus reticulata) (Chen Pi) Chinese arisaema rhizome bile-prepared (Arisaema erubescens) (Dan Nan Xing) Apricot seed (Prunus armeniaca) (Ku Xing Ren) Bitter orange immature fruit (Citrus aurantium) (Zhi Shi) Poria sclerotium (Poria cocos) (Fu Ling)