The Prescription of 防己茯苓汤
The book Jin Gui Yao Lue
Fang Ji: One of the principal drugs, being bitter and pungent in flavor and slightly cold in nature, expelling wind and removing dampness.
Huang Qi: Invigorating Qi and consolidating the superficies, removing dampness and subsiding swelling.
Gui Zhi: Warming and clearing the channels.
Gan Cao: Reinforcing the spleen and regulating the stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
Fu Ling: Inducing diuresis and draining dampness, invigorating the spleen.
The Effect of 防己茯苓汤
Replenish qi and strengthen the spleen, warm yang and drain dampness.
Severe edema due to hypofunction of the spleen.
Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken three times a day.