The Prescription of 大黄蛰虫丸
The book Jin Gui Yao Lue
- Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei) 300g,
- Gan Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae) 300g,
- Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 60g,
- Tao Ren (Semen Persicae) 60g,
- Xing Ren (Semen Armeniacae Amarum) 60g,
- Shui Zhi (Hirudo) 60g,
- Meng Chong (Tabanus Bivittatus) 60g,
- Qi Cao (Grub) 60g,
- Zhe Chong (Eupolyphaga seu Steleophaga) 30g,
- Gan Qi (Resina Toxicodendri) 30g,
- Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae) 120g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 90g.
Da Huang: One of the principal drugs, removing blood stasis through invigorating blood circulation and purgating, clearing away heat from blood.
Zhe Chong: The other principal drug, removing blood stasis through purgation.
Gan Cao: Regulating the stomach and supplementing the body resistance, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 大黄蛰虫丸
Promoting blood circulation by removing blood stasis.
Syndrome due to five kinds of impairments caused by overstrain, marked by emaciation, fullness in the stomach which leads to poor appetite, dry skin and nails, dark eyes, deep red tongue and sinking thready uneven pulse; including traumatic injury, swelling and pain due to blood stasis, and cirrhosis.
All the ingredients are ground into fine powder and made with honey into pills. 3 g of the pills is taken each time, twice daily. With the amounts properly modified according to the original proportions, the ingredients may be decocted in water for oral use.