Notoptreygium Decoction of Nine Ingredients
The Prescription of 九味羌活湯
The book Ci Shi Nan Zhi
- Qiang Huo (Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii) 5 g,
- Fang Feng (Radix Saposhinkoviae) 5 g,
- Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis) 5 g,
- Xi Xin (Herba Asari) 1 g,
- Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuangxiong) 3 g,
- Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) 3 g,
- Sheng Di (Radix Rehmanniae) 3 g,
- Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 3 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 3 g.
Qiang Huo: The principal drug, being pungent and bitter in flavor and warm in nature, going up to disperse wind-cold-dampness pathogens in the exterior.
Huang Qin: Expelling the pathogenic heat from the Qi system.
Sheng Di: Dispelling the pathogenic heat from the blood system, removing pathogenic heat of accompanying syndrome, restricting the dryness resulting from the pungency and warmth of other drugs.
Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 九味羌活湯
Inducing diaphoresis to remove pathogenic dampness and expelling, simultaneously, pathogenic heat in the interior.
Syndrome due to the effect of exogenous wind-cold-dampness pathogens and internal heat, marked by chills, fever, absence of sweating, headache, stiff nape, soreness and pain of the limbs, thirst with bitter taste; including such diseases with the above symptoms as common cold, influenza, rheumatic arthritis, etc.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.