The Prescription of 苓桂姜甘湯
Gui Zhi: Being pungent and sweet in flavor and warm in nature, expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin by means of diaphoresis, warming the channels to dispel pathogenic cold.
Zhi Gan Cao: Supplementing Qi and regulating the stomach, together with Gui Zhi aiding in expelling the pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, together with Shao Yao replenishing Yin, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
Sheng Jiang: Being pungent in flavor and warm in nature, assisting Gui Zhi in expelling pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, warming the stomach to prevent vomiting.
Fu Ling: Inducing diuresis and draining dampness, invigorating the spleen and inducing tranquilization.
The Effect of 苓桂姜甘湯
Warm yang, resolve retained fluid and promote diuresis.
Retained fluid, palpitation and faint.
Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken three times a day.