Botanical Name: Maltosum

Yi Tang

Yi Tang

English: Malt Sugar, Maltose

Category: Tonify the Qi

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen, Stomach

Dosage: 15-60g. Do not cook in decoction, but take with a strained decoction.

Key Characteristics: Tonifies the Qi and moistens the fluids.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with damp-heat, phlegm-heat, or childhood nutritional impairment.

Actions & Indications:

  • Tonifies the Spleen and augments the qi: for overexertion that injures the Spleen with shortness of breath and reduced appetite.
  • Tonifies the middle burner qi and alleviates pain: for abdominal pain due to cold from deficiency of the middle burner accompanied by excessive salivation, a pale tongue with a white coating, and a deep, slow pulse.
  • Moistens the Lungs and stops coughs: for dry, nonproductive coughs with labored, slow breathing, and a weak voice due to Lung deficiency.
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