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An Ever Effective Decoction for Nourishing the Liver and Kidney

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The Prescription of 一贯煎


The book Liu Zhou Yi Hua



Sheng Di: The principal drug, used in large dose to nourish Yin and enrich blood so as to tonify the liver and kidney.

Sha Ren, Mai Dong, Dang Gui and Gou Qi Zi: Replenishing Yin and nourishing the liver.

Chuan Lian Zi: Used in small dose to disperse the depressed liver-Qi. Although it is bitter in flavor and cold in nature, it will not bring about any damage to Yin, because it is used together with quite a number of drugs with the action of nourishing Yin and blood.

The Effect of 一贯煎


Nourishing the liver and kidney, soothing the liver and regulating the circulation of Qi.


Syndrome due to Yin deficiency of the liver and kidney and depressed liver-Qi, marked by pain in the chest, epigastric and hypochondriac region, regurgitation of sour fluid, bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat and mouth, reddened tongue with dry coating, and thready weak or deficient taut pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic hepatitis, peptic ulcer, neurosis, hypertension, pleurisy, intercostal neuralgia, and chronic testitis.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.


Because this prescription is mainly made up or sticky-natured drugs with nourishing effects, it should not be prescribed to treat syndromes complicated by phlegm-accumulation and water-retention.