Pediatric formula 60 ml. (9:1 concentration) extract
Chinese Symptomology: Allergic rhinitis with runny nose with clear, profuse phlegm, sneezing, itchy nose, eyes, mouth or throat, possible stuffy nose with inability to breathe.
Western Symptomology: allergic rhinitis
Actions: Secures the exterior and the lungs while gently dispelling wind, supplements the spleen and kidneys, eliminates dampness and transforms phlegm, stops itching and opens the flow of the nasal orifices.
Pattern: Wind evils invading because the defensive qi is not securing the exterior. This in turn is due to insufficient spleen (and possible kidney) vacuity with deep-lying phlegm rheum.
Chinese name: Bi Qui Tang Jia Jian
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali); Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis); Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae); Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsitis); Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae); Fang Feng (Radix Saposhnikoviae); Jing Jie (Herba Schizonepetae); Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi); He Zi (Fructus Terminaliae Chebulae); Xin Yi Hua (Flos Magnoliae); Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis); Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis); Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae); Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae); Chan Tui (Periostracum Cicadae); Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
This formula is modification of Bi Qiu Tang (Sniveling Nose Decoction) created by Dr. Wei Zizhang of the Guangxi College of Chinese Medicine First Affiliated Hospital. Gan Jiang (Dry Rhizoma Zingiberis) has been substituted for Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice) due to Xi Xin's containign aristolochic acid, and Dr. Wei\\\'s optional ingredients have been added for both clear, runny nose and stuffed nose. Although this formula dries dampness and transforms phlegm, due to the inclusion of Wu Wei Zi, Shan Yao, and Gan Cao, it also protects yin fluids. So it is not likely to cause excessive dryness of the mucus membranes as does prolonged use of Western medical anti-congestants.
Dosage: A dose of 2-3 droppers 3-4 times per day should be adequate for children 3-4 years old. This dose may be increased to 3-4 droppers 3-4 times per day for children 5-6 and so on up from there