The Prescription of 调胃承气汤
The book Shang Han Lun
Da Huang: the principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, purging fire and relaxing the bowels.
Mang Xiao: Softening hardness and moisten dryness.
Gan Cao: Invigorating the spleen and stomach.
The Effect of 调胃承气汤
Relax the bowels and heat accumulation.
Sore throat, sores and boils, constipation with thrist, rapid and smooth pulse, yellow coating on the tongue, abdominal distension, diabetes, hematemesis, nose bleeding, dry heat in the stomach and intestines.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.
It is contraindicated in case of constipation due to deficiency-cold.