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Decoction of Scaweed for Resolving Hard Masses

  1. Haizao Yuhu Tang
  2. 海藻玉壺湯

The Prescription of 海藻玉壶汤


The book Yi Zong Jin Jian


  • Hai Zao (Sargassum) 3 g,
  • Kun Bu (Thallus Laminariae) 3 g,
  • Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata) 3 g,
  • Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 3 g,
  • Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride) 3 g,
  • Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae) 3 g,
  • Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae) 3 g,
  • Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 3 g,
  • Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong) 3 g,
  • Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis) 3 g,
  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 3 g,
  • Hai Dai (kelp) 1.5 g.


Hai Zao, Kun Bu and Hai Dai: The principal drugs, being salty in flavor and cold in nature, resolving phlegm and softening masses.

Qing Pi and Chen Pi: Soothing the liver and activating the activity of Qi.

Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong and Du Huo: Promoting the circulation of blood to clear the channels so as to help dispel goiter.

Bei Mu and Lian Qiao: Dispelling masses and subduing swelling.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of 海藻玉壶汤


Resolving phlegm, softening masses and dispersing goiter.


Qi-stagnancy and phlegm-accumulation due to incoordination between the liver and the spleen, marked by fixed goiter as hard as stone and with normal skin in the neck; including such disorders with the above symptoms and signs as cervical carcinoma, thyroid adenoma and thyroid enlargement.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.