Ringing Metal™ Formulae

ringing_metal“Metal” refers to the Metal Element and therefore the Lungs. It is said in Chinese medicine that the Lungs are like a bell: it should be empty so that it rings (like a bell). If the Lungs are filled with Phlegm, it is like a bell that is not empty and that therefore does not ring. This formula eliminates Phlegm from the Lungs so that “Metal” (i.e. the Lungs) rings normally.


Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Zhu Ru Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Gua Lou Shi Fructus Trichosanthis
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Zi Wan Radix Asteris
Zhi Shi Fructus Aurantii immaturus
Sang Bai Pi Cortex Mori
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae

*Product contains tree nuts. Xing Ren (Almond)

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Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs.


Resolve Phlegm, clear Heat, restore the descending of Lung-Qi.

Tongue: Normal, red or red only in the front with a thick-sticky-yellow coating.
Pulse: Slippery, rapid.

Classical Antecedent

Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang (Clearing Qi and Resolving Phlegm Decoction).

The most common consequence of an invasion of external Wind is that the pathogenic factor goes into the Interior and turns into Heat. At the same time, the pathogenic factor interferes with the function of the Stomach and Spleen and leads to the formation of Phlegm. Thus, the pathogenic factor is Phlegm-Heat which settles in the Lungs. Phlegm interferes with the descending of Lung-Qi.

  • Ban Xia, Chen Pi and Fu Ling resolve Phlegm
  • Zhu Ru, Huang Qin, Gua Lou and Sang Bai Pi specifically resolve Phlegm-Heat
  • Xing Ren, Zhi Shi and Zi Wan restore the descending of Lung-Qi

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.