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Zhi Sou San

Platycodon & Schizonepeta Formula Capsules | 止嗽散
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SKU 678B

Ingredients: Platycodon root (jie geng), Schizonepeta herb (jing jie), Aster root (zi wan), Stemona root (bai bu), Cynanchum root (bai qian), Chinese licorice root (gan cao), Citrus peel (chen pi).

Mandarin: 止嗽散
Pin-Yin: Zhi Sou San
English: Platycodon & Schizonepeta Formula
Romaji: Shi So San
Kanji: 止嗽散
Kampo: No




  • Awakening of the Mind in Medical Studies (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

How it works:

  • Dispels wind
  • Releases the exterior
  • Supplements the lung qi
  • Transforms phlegm
  • Alleviates cough

Clinical Applications:

  • Cough caused by exterior wind cold
  • Thin white tongue coat

This formula was originally published in the 1732 book “Awakening the Heart to the Study of Medicine” by the Qing dynasty physician Cheng Guopeng. Zhi Sou San treats cough stemming from exterior wind cold by dispelling the wind, releasing the exterior, supplementing the lung qi, and transforming phlegm.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name

Platycodon Root

Jie Geng


Jing Jie

Aster Root

Zi Wan

Stemona Root

Bai Bu

Cynanchum Root

Bai Qian

Licorice Root

Gan Cao

Citrus Peel

Chen Pi


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Platycodon distributes and raises lung qi and transforms phlegm, and Schizonepeta releases the exterior and extinguishes wind.

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