The Prescription of 六味地黄丸
The book Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue
- Shu Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Preparata) 24 g,
- Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni) 12 g,
- Shan Yao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae) 12 g,
- Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) 9 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 9 g,
- Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan) 9 g.
Shu Di: The principal drug, nourishing the kidney and replenishing essence.
Shan Zhu Yu: Warming up and tonifying the kidney and liver, arresting seminal emission.
The Effect of 六味地黄丸
Nourishing and tonifying the liver and the kidney.
Syndrome of Yin-deficiency marked by weakness and soreness of the loins and knees, dizziness and vertigo, tinnitus and deafness, night sweat and emission, or hectic fever due to bone-heat, Feverish sensation in the palms and soles, reddened tongue with little coating, and thready rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as lung tuberculosis, renal tuberculosis, chronic pyelonephritis, hypertension and menopausal syndrome.
All the ingredients are ground into fine powder and made into boluses with honey, each of which weighs 15 g. 1 bolus is taken by an adult, 3 times daily, This prescription may also be used in the form of decoction with the dosage of the ingredients reduced according to the primary proportions.