Eight Health Restoring Powder
The Prescription of 八正散
The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang
- Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis) 15 g,
- Qu Mai (Herba Dianthi) 10 g,
- Bian Xu (Rhizoma Belamcandae) 12 g,
- Hua Shi (Talcum) 18 g,
- Shan Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) 9 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 4.5 g,
- Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae) 6 g,
- Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei) 9 g,
- Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci) 3 g.
Qu Mai and Mu Tong: The principal drugs, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away heat, removing dampness and inducing diuresis, treating stranguria.
Bian Xu, Shan Zhi, Hua Shi, Che Qian Zi and Deng Xin Cao: Clearing away heat, removing dampness, leading pathogens to go out of the body along with urine.
Da Huang: Clearing away heat and purging Fire.
Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients, relieving spasm.
The Effect of 八正散
Clearing away heat, purging fire and promoting diuresis.
Syndrome of strangury due to heat or stranguria due to the passage of urinary stone both caused by damp-heat flowing downward, marked by turbid and deep-colored urine, difficult and painful urination, even retention of urine, distention and fullness in the lower abdomen, dry mouth and throat, yellowish and greasy tongue coating, and slippery rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as cystitis, urethritis, acute prostatitis, stone in urine system and pyelonephritis.
Da Huang is coated with flour and roasted. Then all the ingredients are decocted in water for the decoction. The decoction is divided into three portions. One portion is taken each time. Originally, the ingredients were ground into powder and taken.