Er Chen Tang is a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) herbal blend that treats coughs in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western medical indication for this herbal blend is a persistent cough. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are cough, Damp-Cold Phlegm, a pulse that is slippery, and a tongue that is wet.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herb is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the the results of the Eastern exam.
Er Chen Tang is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of a persistent cough while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to dry up Damp, transform phlegm, and to stop cough.
This formula is crafted from Zhi Suo Yi Xue Xin Wu (Medical Revelation) written in 1732 by Cheng Go Peng.
The main ingredients in the Er Chen Tang herbal formula are:
- Ban Xia (Pinella) to transform phlegm and dry up Damp
- Chen Pi (Citrus) t0 move Qi and transform phlegm
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza) to harmonize
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner