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Decoction of Large-Leaf Gentian Root and Turtle Shell

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The Prescription of 秦艽鳖甲散


The book Wei Sheng Bao Jian



Bie Jia: One of the principal drugs, being salty in taste and cold in nature, nourishing Yin and removing heat.

Qin Jiao: The other principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and slightly cold in nature, clearing away bone-heat.

Zhi Mu, Qing Hao and Di Gu Pi: Dispersing heat in the interior to eliminate bone-heat.

Dang Gui: Tonifying and coordinating blood.

Chai Hu: Dispelling wind pathogens from the superficies of the body.

Wu Mei: Astringing Yin to stop sweating.

The Effect of 秦艽鳖甲散


Nourishing Yin and blood, removing bone-heat.


Consumptive syndrome due to pathogenic wind, marked by bone-heat sensation, night sweating, emaciation, reddish lips and cheeks, tidal fever after noon, cough, lassitude, reddened tongue with little coating, and feeble rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as lung tuberculosis and bone tuberculosis.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken originally in the form of powder)