Sweet Wormwood and Turtle Shell Decoction
The Prescription of 青蒿鳖甲汤
The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian
- Qing Hao (Herba Artemisiae Annuae) 6 g,
- Bie Jia (Carapax Trionycis) 15 g,
- Sheng Di (Radix Rehmanniae) 12 g;
- Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae) 6 g,
- Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan) 9 g.
Bie Jia: One of the principal drugs, being salty in flavor and cold in natrue, nourishing Yin and relieving fever of deficiency type.
Qing Hao: The other principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and cold in nature, removing heat from the collaterals and inducing pathogens to go outside of the body to nourish Yin and subdue fever.
Sheng Di and Zhi Mu: Replenishing Yin, dispelling heat, assisting Bie Jia in erasing fever of deficiency type.
Dan Pi: Clearing away heat from blood, helping Qing Hao with the erasion of the heat hidden in the collaterals.
The Effect of 青蒿鳖甲汤
Nourishing Yin and expelling heat
Syndrome due to deficient Yin and retained pathogens in the later stage of febrile diseases, marked by fever high in the night and low in the morning, subsiding of fever without sweating, reddened tongue with little coating, and thready rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic pyelonephritis, renal tuberculosis and summer fever of children.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.