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Decoction of Pinellia, Bighead Atractylodes and Gastrodia

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  2. 半夏白術天麻湯

The Prescription of 半夏白术天麻汤


The book Yi Xue Xin Wu


  • Zhi Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata) 9 g,
  • Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae) 6 g,
  • Fu Ling (Poria) 6 g,
  • Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Reticulatae) 6 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 15 g,
  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 4g,
  • Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 1 piece,
  • Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 2 dates.


Ban Xia: Removing dampness, eliminating phlegm, checking upward adverse flow of Qi and arresting nausea.

Tian Ma: Soothing the liver to calm the endogenous wind, being good at relieving dizziness, often used compatibly with Ban Xia to treat dizziness due to wind-phlegm.

Bai Zhu and Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen and inducing diuresis so as to eradicate the source of phlegm.

Ju Hong: Regulating the flow of Qi and eliminating phlegm.

Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Regulating the function of the spleen and stomach.

The Effect of 半夏白术天麻汤


Removing dampness, eliminating phlegm, calming the liver to tranquilize the endogenous wind.


Syndrome due to disturbance of wind-phlegm in the interior, marked by dizziness, headache, fullness in the chest, nausea, vomiting, whitish greasy tongue coating and taut slippery pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as hypertension, Meniere's disease, squela of cerebral concussion, cerebral arteriosclerosis and vestibular neuritis.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.