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Pill for Regulating the Function of the Middle-Jiao

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The Prescription of 理中丸


The book Shang Han Lun


  • Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 6 g,
  • Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) 5 g,
  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 6 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 9 g.


Gan Jiang: The principal drug, being pungent in flavor and heat in nature, warming the spleen and stomach to remove cold in the interior.

Ren Shen: Invigorating primodial Qi, aiding in transporting and transforming nutrients and regulating the ascending and descending movement of Qi.

Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen and drying dampness.

Zhi Gan Cao: Replenishing Qi and regulating the stomach.

The Effect of 理中丸


Warming the stomach to remove cold, invigorating the spleen to replenish Qi.


Syndrome due to deficiency and cold in the middle-Jiao, marked by loose stools, no thirst, vomiting, abdominal pain, anorexia, pale tongue with whitish coating, and deep slow pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as gastroduodenal ulcer, chronic gastritis, chronic colitis, regional enteritis and bacillary dysentery.


Ground into fine powder and made with honey into boluses, each of which is as big as an egg yolk and ground inlo particles to be taken warm each time, 3 limes daily. (Used also as a decoction, the dosage of the drugs is decided on according to the proportions of the ingredients in the original prescription.)