The Prescription of 拈痛湯
The book Lan Shi Mi Cang
- Bai Zhu 4.5 g,
- Ren Shen 6 g,
- Ku Shen 6 g,
- Sheng Ma 6 g,
- Ge Gen 6 g,
- Cang Zhu 6 g,
- Fang Feng 15 g,
- Zhi Mu 15 g,
- Ze Xie 15 g,
- Zhu Ling 9 g,
- Dang Gui 9 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao 15 g,
- Huang Qin 15 g,
- Yin Chen 15 g,
- Qiang Huo 15 g.
Dang Gui: Tonifying blood and activating blood to alleviate pain, regulating menstruation, and moistening intestines.
Huang Qin: Clearing heat and drying dampness.
Sheng Ma: The principal drug, being pungent and sweet in flavor and slightly cold in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, promoting eruption, removing toxic substances.
Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen and drying dampness.
Cang Zhu: Drying dampness and invigorating spleen, dispelling wind-dampness.
Ren Shen: Tonifying qi.
Fang Feng: Dispersing wind pathogen to relieve exterior syndrome.
Qiang Huo: Going up to disperse wind-cold-dampness pathogens in the exterior.
Ku Shen: Clearing heat and drying dampness, purging fire and removing toxicity, killing parasites and inducing diuresis.
Zhi Mu: Clearing heat and purging fire, nourishing yin and moistening dryness.
Yin Chen: Clearing away dampness-heat to treat jaundice.
Zhi Gan Cao: Invigorating the spleen and stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 拈痛湯
Disease caused by damp-heat.
Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken on empty stomach.