Decoction of Pueraria, Scutellaria and Coptis
The Prescription of 葛根芩連湯
The book Shang Han Lun
- Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae) 15 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 6 g,
- Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 9 g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 9 g.
Ge Gen: The principal drug, being sweet and pungent in flavor and cold in nature, removing pathogenic heat from the exterior, ascending the Qi of the spleen and stomach to treat diarrhea.
Gan Cao: Regulating the Qi of the middle-Jiao and tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 葛根芩連湯
Relieving exterior syndrome and removing heat
Unrelieved exterior syndrome complicated by pathogenic heat in the interior, marked by fever, loose stools with disagreeable odour, buring sensation in the anus, restless and heat sensation in the chest and epigastric region, dry mouth, thirst, asthma, sweating, yellowish tongue coating, and rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as bacillary dysentery, ileotyphus, acute enteritis and infantile diarrhea.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.