The Prescription of 猪苓汤
The book Shang Han Lun
- Zhu Ling (Polyporus) 9 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 9 g,
- Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) 9 g,
- E Jiao (Colla Corii Asini) 9 g,
- Hua Shi (Talcum) 9 g.
Zhu Ling: The principal drug, being sweet and insipid in flavor and cold in nature, removing dampness and promoting diuresis so as to clear away heat.
Hua Shi: Clearing away heat and promoting diuresis.
E Jiao: Nourishing Yin and moistening dryness.
The Effect of 猪苓汤
Removing dampness, clearing away heat and nourishing Yin.
Syndrome due to accumulation of dampness and heat and impairment of yin by heat pathogen, marked by dysuria, fever, thirst with desire for drinking, or restlessness, insomnia, or such symptoms are accompanied as cough, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea, or difficulty and pain in micturition, dribbling urine, fullness and pain in the lower abdomen, etc.; including such diseases with the above symptoms as infection of the urinary system, nephritis, etc.
E Jiao is melted and, then, all the ingredients are decocted in water for the decoction to be taken twice.