The Prescription of 茵陳蒿湯
The book Shang Han Lun
- Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Scopariae) 30 g,
- Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) 15 g,
- Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei) 9 g.
Yin Chen: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and slightly cold in nature, having the special action of clearing away dampness-heat to treat jaundice.
Zhi Zi: Removing obstructions from the tri-Jiao, leading damp-heat to go downward, inducing damp-heat to be eliminated through urination.
Da Huang: Clearing away heat and stagnancy and relieving constipation.
The Effect of 茵陳蒿湯
Clearing away heat, removing dampness and treating jaundice.
Syndrome or jaundice due to damp-heat pathogen, marked by yellowish face and body surface, slight full sensation in the abdomen, thirst, disturbance in urination, yellowish greasy tongue coating, and deep rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute infectious icterohepatitis, acute cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, leptospirosis, etc.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken 3 times.