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Decoction for Strengthening the Spleen-Yang

  1. Zhen Wu Tang
  2. 真武湯

The Prescription of 真武汤


The book Shang Han Lun


  • Fu Ling (Poria) 9 g,
  • Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 9 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 6 g,
  • Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 9 g,
  • Fu Zi (Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata) 9 g.


Fu Zi: The principal drug, being pungent and sweet in flavor and hot in nature, warming up the kidney and spleen, supporting Yang to dispel cold.

Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen, removing dampness, inducing diuresis.

Sheng Jiang: Assisting Fu Zi in warming up Yang to dispel cold, working together with

Fu Ling to warm and remove dampness.

Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen and removing dampness.

Bai Shao: Inducing diuresis, relieving spasm, arresting pain.

The Effect of 真武汤


Warming up Yang to remove dampness.


Syndrome of retention of dampness in the interior due to Yang-deficiency of the spleen and kidney, marked by dysuria, heaviness and soreness of the limbs, abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, no thirst, whitish tongue coating, and deep pulse, or fever unrelieved after sweating, palpitation under the heart, dizziness, switching of the body with the tendency to fall down, etc., including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic colitis, chronic nephritis, cardiac edema, hyperaldosteronism, hypothyroidism, intestinal tuberculosis, Menier'syndrome, etc.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.