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Gypsum Decoction

  1. Yunv Jian

The Prescription of 玉女煎


The book Jing Yue Quan Shu


  • Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum) 18 g,
  • Shu Di (Radix Rehmanniae Preparata) 15 g,
  • Mai Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis) 6 g,
  • Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae) 4.5 g,
  • Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae) 4.5 g.


Shi Gao: The principal drug, being pungent and sweet in flavor and very cold in nature, removing lingering heat in the stomach.

Shu Di: Nourishing Yin.

Zhi Mu: Being moisture in nature, assisting Shi Gao in expelling heat from the stomach.

Mai Dong: Nourishing Yin, helping Shu Di with the nourishment of the stomach Yin.

Niu Xi: Inducing heat and blood to go downward to descend fire flaring up and arrest the adverse flow of blood.

The Effect of 玉女煎


Clearing away heat in the stomach and nourishing yin.


Syndrome due to heat in the stomach and Yin deficiency, marked by headache, toothache, odontoseisis, gingival bleeding, restlessness, thirst, dry and reddened tongue with yellowish and dry coating; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute stomatitis, glossitis, diabetes and neurotic toothache.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.