The Prescription of 白頭翁湯
The book Shang Han Lun
- Bai Tou Weng (Radix Pulsatillae) 15 g,
- Huang Bo (Cortex Phellodendri) 12 g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 6 g,
- Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini) 12 g.
Bai Tou Weng: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away noxious heat in the blood system.
The Effect of 白頭翁湯
Removing heat and toxic material, clearing away pathogenic heat in blood, relieving dysentery.
Dysentery with bloody stool due to noxious heat, marked by abdominal pain, rectal tenesmus, burning sensation in the anus, discharge of pus and blood with the latter more than the former, thirst with desire for drinking, reddened tongue with yellowish coating, and taut rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute bacillary dysentery, amebic dysentery, ulcerative colitis, trichomonal enteritis, lobar pneumonia and bronchial pneumonia.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.