The Prescription of 六和湯
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- Sha Ren 30 g,
- Ban Xia 30 g,
- Xing Ren 30 g,
- Ren Shen 30 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao 30 g,
- Fu Ling 60 g,
- Huo Xiang 60 g,
- Bai Bian Dou 60 g,
- Mu Gua 60 g,
- Xiang Ru 120 g,
- Hou Po 120 g.
Hou Po: Promoting the circulation of Qi, resolving dampness, relieving distention and fullness in the abdomen.
Ban Xia: Dispersing accumulation of pathogens, letting the adverse flow of the stomach-Qi go downwards to arrest vomiting.
Zhi Gan Cao: Regulating the stomach and tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
Ren Shen: Tonifying qi.
Xiang Ru: Relieving exterior syndrome and dispelling cold, removing summer-heat and resolving dampness.
Bai Bian Dou: Strengthening the spleen, harmonizing the spleen and stomach, eliminating dampness and relieving summer-heat.
Mu Gua: Dispelling wind-damp, soothing tendons and activating collaterals, resolving dampness for harmonizing the stomach.
Huo Xiang: Dispersing wind-cold and removing dampness.
Xing Ren: Relieving cough and dyspnea, moistening intestines for relaxing bowels.
Sha Ren: Resolving dampness and promoting the flow of qi, warming middle energizer and arresting vomiting, checking diarrhea.
Fu Ling: Inducing diuresis and draining dampness, invigorating the spleen and inducing tranquilization.
The Effect of 六和湯
All the drugs are ground into fine powder. 12 g of the powder with 1 date and Sheng Jiang 10 g is decocted in water for oral dose to be taken at any time.