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Decoction of Peach Kernel for Activating Qi.

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The Prescription of 桃核承气汤


The book Shang Han Lun



Tao Ren: One of the principal drugs, removing blood stasis.

Da Huang: The other principal drug, dispersing blood stasis and pathogenic heat.

Gui Zhi: Promoting the circulation of blood and assisting Tao Ren in removing blood stasis.

Mang Xiao: Clearing away heat to resolve masses, assisting Da Huang in removing blood stasis and dispersing heat.

Gan Cao: Invigorating Qi to regulate the middle-Jiao, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of 桃核承气汤


Promoting the flow of blood to remove blood stasis.


Syndrome due to blood retention in the lower-Jiao, marked by rigidity and masses in the lower abdomen, frequent free urination, delirium, restlessness, thirst, fever during night followed by irritability, dark tongue, and deep solid or unsmooth pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as pelvic inflammation, adnexitis and intestinal obstruction.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.