Gan cao ma huang tang
zhi gan cao 6 ma huang 12
For interior water, yue bi jia zhu tang is indicated. Gan cao ma huang tang is also indicated.
Ma huang, Ephedrae herba is bitter descending of the lung. It is pungent dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It enters the lung and bladder channel, it opens the surface, and dispels the cold on the surface. Further it dissipates lung qi and pacifies panting through opening the closed lung qi.
Ma huang moves water, it opens the pores of the surface and promotes the excretion of stagnant fluids by promoting the dispersion of tai yin.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart. Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids.