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The Prescription of 當歸四逆加吳茱萸生姜湯


The book Shang Han Lun



Dang Gui: Nourishing blood and activating the flow of it.

Gui Zhi: Warming the channels to promote the circulation of blood.

Bai Shao: Enriching blood and regulating Ying.

Xi Xin: Promoting the circulation of blood through the channels to disperse pathogenic cold.

Da Zao and Zhi Gan Cao: Replenishing the spleen-Qi and tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

Tong Cao: Removing obstructions from the channels.

Wu Zhu Yu: Warming the stomach to disperse cold, removing stagnated food, descending Qi to lower the turbid.

Sheng Jiang: Warming the stomach to purge cold.

The Effect of 當歸四逆加吳茱萸生姜湯


Tonify blood and dredge meridians, dispel cold and direct qi downward.


Decocoted in 1200 ml water and 1200 ml sake for oral dose to be taken 5 times a day.