The Prescription of 痛瀉要方
The book Jing Yue Quan Shu
- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 12 g,
- Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 9 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 6 g,
- Fang Feng (Radix Saposhinkoviae) 9 g.
Bai Zhu: One of the principal drugs, being bitter and sweet in flavor and warm in nature, strengthening the spleen to dry pathogenic dampness.
Bai Shao: The other principal drug, being bitter and sour in flavor and slightly cold in nature, nourishing the liver to relieve pain.
Chen Pi: Regulating the middle-Jiao to remove pathogenic dampness.
Fang Feng: Dispersing the liver-Qi and regulating the spleen.
The Effect of 痛瀉要方
Replenishing the spleen-Qi and dispersing the liver-Qi.
Symdrome due to stagnation of the liver-Qi and deficiency of the spleen, marked by bowel sound, abdominal pain, loose stools, retention of abdominal pain after laxation, thin whitish tongue coating, and taut slow pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as allergic colitis, acute enteritis, etc.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken as a powder dose originally)