The Prescription of 雞鳴散
The book Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng
- Bing Lang (Semen Arecae) 15 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 9 g,
- Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis) 9 g,
- Wu Yu (Fructus Evodiae) 3 g,
- Zi Su Ye (Folium Perillae) 3 g,
- Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi) 5 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 5 g,
- Sheng Jiang Pi (Exocarpium Zingiberis Recens) 5 g,
Bing Lang: The principal drug, being pungent and bitter in flavor and warm in nature, promoting the circulation of Qi and removing dampness.
Mu Gua: Relaxing muscles and tendons and activating the flow of Qi and blood in the channels and collaterals, and resolving dampness.
Chen Pi: Strengthening the spleen, removing dampness, promoting the flow of Qi to eliminate stagnancy.
The Effect of 雞鳴散
Promoting the circulation of Qi, descending the turbid, dispersing and resolving cold-dampness.
Beriberi due to cold-dampness, marked by swelling and heaviness and weakness and numbness and cold-pain in the feet and tibias, aversion to cold, fever, or muscles cramps, upward flow of Qi, even full sensation in the chest and nausea; including such diseases with the above symptoms as beriberi and filariasis.
All the drugs are decocted in water for the decoction. The decoction is taken cold on an empty stomach in the early morning.