Dry Cough (40090)
525 mg per capsule – 90 vegetable capsules
Dry Cough: A modern formula that rejuvenates typical conditional symptoms with pronounced lung congestion and difficult phlegm expulsion.
Also, a dry non-productive cough can be the result of taking drugs or even herbs that dry the Lungs. If an acute cough producing green/yellow mucus is not managed well, it can develop into a chronic dry cough. This indicates a weakening of the Lungs moistening and spreading the Qi function. Too much talking can also dry and weaken the Lungs. Dry Cough can be used as a follow-up formula to Cough (for a cough producing green/yellow mucus.) A short course may be necessary to restore normal Lung function.
In this case, coughing is caused primarily by dryness and irritation. Herbs included in this formula have diverse and specific actions including anti-spasmodic action to quickly stop the coughing reflex. Herbs that calm and cool the Lungs which helps upper respiratory conditions and with Lung Wind-Heat symptoms. Since Heat is blocking the Lung Qi from circulating properly, herbs to open the Lungs are necessary; that also provide a mild Tonify Qi function.
It is important to restore the Lung Qi which has been weakened by the invasion of Wind-Heat or by overuse (lecturing, etc.) Included herbs strengthen the Lungs without heating or drying them out. They also help contain and stabilize the Lung Qi.
This formula is not a Lung Yin Tonic. For a true Yin Deficiency cough, different herbs would be necessary. This formula will still help with dryness and coughing, but it would not correct the underlying condition of Yin Deficiency.