Tranquilizing Liver-wind Decoction
The Prescription of 镇肝熄风汤
The book Yi Xue Zhong Zhong Can Xi Lu
- Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae) 30 g,
- Zhe Shi (Haematitum) 30 g,
- Long Gu (Os Draconis) 15 g,
- Mu Li (Concha Ostreae) 15 g,
- Gui Ban (Carapax et Plastrum Testudinis) 15 g,
- Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 15 g,
- Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae) 15 g,
- Tian Dong (Radix Asparagi) 15 g,
- Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Toosendan) 6 g,
- Mai Ya (Fructus Hordei Germinatus) 6 g,
- Yin Chen (Herba Artemisiae Scopariae) 6 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 4.5 g.
Niu Xi: Being used in larger dose, inducing blood to go downward, invigorating the liver and kidney.
Zhi Shi, Long Gu and Mu Li: Descending the adverse flow of Qi, suppressing the hyperactivity of Yang and calming the liver-wind.
Gui Ban, Xuan Shen, Tian Dong and Bai Shao: Nourishing Yin-fluid to suppress excess of Yang.
Yin Chen, Chuan Lian Zi and Mai Ya: Assisting the principal drug in purging the excessive part of the liver-Yang, removing the stagnancy of the liver-Qi.
Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of' all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 镇肝熄风汤
Calming the liver-wind, nourishing Yin.
Syndrome due to Yin-deficiency of the liver and kidney and hyperactivity of the liver-Yang, marked by dizziness, vertigo, distention of the eyes, tinnitus, heat pain in the head, vexation, limited movement of the body, gradual distortion of the mouth corner, even faint without consciousness which is freed from when the patient is moved or leaves sequel when the patient comes to, reddened tongue and taut long forceful pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as hypertension, pheochromocytoma and cerebrovascular accident.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.