Reed Stem Decoction
The Prescription of 苇茎汤
The book Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang
- Wei Jing (Rhizoma Phragmitis) 30 g,
- Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis) 30 g,
- Dong Gua Ren (Semen Benincasae) 24 g,
- Tao Ren (Semen Persicae) 9 g.
Wei Jing: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away heat form the lung.
Dong Gua Ren and Yi Yi Ren: Clearing and resolving phlegm-heat, removing dampness and expelling pus.
Tao Ren: Promoting the circulation of blood to remove its stasis, moistening the intestines to induce bowel movement.
The Effect of 苇茎汤
Clearing away heat from the lung to resolve phlegm, removing stasis and expelling pus.
Syndrome due to accumulation of heat-toxin in the lung and combination of phlegm and stasis, marked by pulmonary abscess, cough, low fever, viscid and fish-stench sputum in severe case, dull pain in the chest, squamous and dry skin, reddened tongue with yellowish greasy coating, and slippery rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms and signs as pulmonary abscess, lobar pneumonia, bronchiectasis and pulmonary emphysema.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.