Bupleurum and Pueraria Decoction for Dispelling Pathogenic Factors from Superficial Muscles.
The Prescription of 柴葛解肌湯
The book Shang Han Liu Shu
- Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 6 g,
- Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae) 9 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 3g,
- Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 6 g,
- Qiang Huo (Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii) 3g,
- Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) 3 g,
- Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 6 g,
- Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi) 3 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 3 pieces,
- Da Zao(Fructus Jujubae) 2 dates,
- Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum) 5 g.
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.
Jie Geng: Facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi.
The Effect of 柴葛解肌湯
Expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, clearing away heat.
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.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.