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柴葛解肌汤

Name

Bupleurum and Pueraria Decoction for Dispelling Pathogenic Factors from Superficial Muscles.

  1. Chai Ge Jieji Tang
  2. Chaige jieji decoction
  3. 柴葛解肌湯

The Prescription of 柴葛解肌汤

Source

The book Shang Han Liu Shu

Ingredients

Explanation

Ge Gen: One of the two principal drugs, being pungent and sweet in flavor and cold in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, clearing away heat.

Chai Hu: The other principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and slightly cold in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, removing heat.

Qiang Huo and Bai Zhi: Aiding Chai Hu and Ge Gen in expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, relieving pains.

Huang Qin and Shi Gao: Clearing away accumulated heat

Jie Geng: Facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi.

Shao Yao and Gan Cao: Regulating nutritive Qi, dispersing heat.

Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Regulating nutritive Qi and defensive Qi.

The Effect of 柴葛解肌汤

Effect

Expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, clearing away heat.

Indications

Syndrome due to exogenous wind-cold which has stagnated and turned into heat, marked by chills with a milder tendency, fever with a higher tendency, no sweat, headache, eyes aching, dry nose, restlessness, insomnia, orbital aching and floating slightly full pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as influenza, prosopalgia, periodontitis, etc.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.