Powder for Relieving Five Kinds of Accumulation in the Abdomen
The Prescription of 五积散
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- Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) 90 g,
- Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong) 90 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 90 g.
- Fu Ling (Poria) 90 g,
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 90 g,
- Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi) 90 g,
- Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae) 90 g,
- Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 90 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 180 g,
- Zhi Qiao (parched Fructus Aurantii) 180 g,
- Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae) 180 g,
- Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis) 720 g,
- Gan Jiang (baked Rhizoma Zingiberis) 120 g,
- Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi) 360 g.
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 120 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 3 pieces.
Ma Huang and Bai Zhi: The principal drugs, relieving exterior syndrome through diaphoresis.
Gan Jiang and Rou Gui: The principal drugs, warming the interior to remove cold pathogen.
Cang Zhu and Hou Po: Drying dampness and strengthening the spleen.
Chen Pi, Ban Xia and Fu Ling: Regulating the flow of Qi to resolve phlegm.
Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong and Shao Yao: Promoting the circulation of blood to relieve pain.
Jie Geng and Zhi Qiao: Activating the flow of Qi to remove stagnations.
Gan Cao: Regulating the Qi of the middle-Jiao to strengthen the spleen, tempering rhe actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 五积散
Relieving exterior syndrome through diaphoresis, warming the interior to dispel pathogenic cold, activating the flow of Qi to remove phlegm, promoting the circulation of blood and digestion.
Syndrome due to affection of exogenous wind-cold and impairment done by raw and cold pathogens in the interior, marked by fever without sweat, headache and general aching, muscular rlgidity in the back and neck, fullness in the chest, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal pain, pain in the abdomen and irregular menstruation in women due to derangement of Qi and blood; including such diseases with the above symptoms as habitual common cold, gastrointestinal neurosis, irregular menstruation, chronic gastroenteritis and chronic hepatitis.
All the ingredients except Sheng Jiang, Rou Gui and Zhi Qiao are ground into coarse powder. The powder is parched until its color has been changed. The parched powder is spread to be cooled and then mixed with the powder of Rou Gui and Zhi Qiao. 9 g of the mixed powder and Sheng Jiang are decocted in water for the decoction, which is taken warm 2 imes in one day. (The ingredients of this prescription may be decocted in water for oral dose. In so doing, the dosage of the drugs should be determined according to the proportions of the drugs in the original prescription.)