Pill for Treating the Lung
The Prescription of 左金丸
The book Da Xi Xin Fa
Huang Lian: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, removing heat, purging fire.
Wu Zhu Yu: Being pungent in taste and hot in nature, restricting the cold nature of
Huang Lian, exerting the potency to the liver to descend the adverse flow of Qi, promoting the coordination befween the stomach and the liver.
The Effect of 左金丸
Clearing away pathogenic heat and fire from the liver, descending the adverse flow of Qi to arrest vomiting.
Syndrome due to pathogenic rire in the liver produced by stagnation of the liver-Qi and due to attacking of the Liver-fire on the stomach, marked by distending pain in the hypochondriac region, heart-burning, regurgitation of sour fluid, vomiting, bitter taste in the mouth, fullness sensation in the stomach, eructation, reddened tongue with yellowish coating, and taut rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer and nonicteric infective hepatitis.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken originally in the form of pills)