When the lungs are weakened, one may experience shortness of breath, lack of physical strength, reluctance to talk, and a pale complexion. All of these are indications of Lung Qi deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Another common type of Lung weakness is Lung Yin deficiency, which is shown as dry cough, dry and sore throat, hot palms and soles, and night sweat etc. Smoking cigarettes is a common cause of Lung Yin deficiency.
Bai He Gu Jin Tang is a popular Chinese herbal medicine used to replenish the Lung' Yin energy. As the lungs are characterized as "Metal" in TCM and Bai He or lily is the chief Chinese herb in the herbal formula, it comes the name of "Lily Strengthen Metal".
Bai He Gu Jin Wan/Pian is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for nourishing Yin energy, moistening the lungs, transforming phlegm, and stopping cough.† The Chinese medicine is used for Yin deficiency of both the lungs and the kidneys, dry cough with little phlegm, sputum with blood, and cough with dryness due to deficiency of yin fluid of both the lung and throat.†
Bai He (Lily bulb) is the chief Chinese herb in the formula that nourishes the lung Yin energy and moistens the lungs. Lily also has an effect on clearing lung heat and reducing cough.
Di Huang (Rehmannia root), used in both raw and prepared forms, is also a chief herb in the formula. The Chinese herb nourishes Yin and tonifies the kidneys. In addition, the raw Rehmannia root clears heat and generates fluids to relieve thirst. The combination of Rehmannia and Lily serves to enforce each other's function in replenishing lung (metal) and kidney (water).
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon tuber) may nourish the Lung' Yin energy, moisten the Lungs, and clear Lung heat, thus enhancing the Lily' effectiveness.
Xuan Shen (Scrophularia root) nourishes Yin and reduces Fire and assists the action of Rehmannia.
Bei Mu (Fritillaria bulb) stops coughing, transforms phlegm, and moistens the lungs.
Jie Geng (Platycodon root) ventilates the lung and clears phlegm. The Chinese herb can be used for coughs with various causes.
Gan Cao (Licorice root) The Chinese herb moistens the lung, relieves cough and transforms phlegm. It is often combined with platycodon root to clear phlegm and relieve a sore throat.
Dang Gui (Angelica root) and Bai Shao (Peony root) nourishes the blood to benefit the Yin energy.
Bai He Gu Jin Tang is reportedly beneficial to collapsed lung (spontaneous pneumothorax). In a study of 15 cases of collapsed lungs, patients treated with Bai He Gu Jin Tang for 30 to 40 days in addition to the standard Western medication regimen shortened their hospital stay from 27.85 days to 18.93 days (P<0.05)
China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
Zeng RC, Clinical observations on 15 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax treated with baihe gujin decoction. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1986 May;6(5):280-9, 260.
|Bulbus Lilii Brownii|
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
Bulbus Fritillariae Thunbergii
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
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At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Bai He Gu Jin Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Bai He Gu Jin Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
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The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.
LungVigor™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.
Side effectsBai He Gu Jin Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects.
AllergyLungVigor™ is gluten free
Not suitable to cough due to a cold and with stuffy or running nose.
Not suitable for use if phlegm is excessive and thick.
Not suitable for use if you have digestion disorders.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are children, old or very weak.
Only to be used by children under adult's direction.
Keep out of reach of children.