The Prescription of 一贯煎
The book Liu Zhou Yi Hua
- Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae) 10 g,
- Mai Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis) 10 g,
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 10 g,
- Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae) 30 g,
- Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) 12 g,
- Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Toosendan) 5 g.
Sheng Di: The principal drug, used in large dose to nourish Yin and enrich blood so as to tonify the liver and kidney.
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.