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Baitouweng Tang


Pulsatilla Decoction

  1. 白头翁汤
  2. 白頭翁湯

The Prescription of Baitouweng Tang


The book Shang Han Lun



Bai Tou Weng: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away noxious heat in the blood system.

Huang Lian, Huang Bo and Qin Pi: Removing heat and toxic material, drying dampness and relieving dysentery.

The Effect of Baitouweng Tang


Removing heat and toxic material, clearing away pathogenic heat in blood, relieving dysentery.


Dysentery with bloody stool due to noxious heat, marked by abdominal pain, rectal tenesmus, burning sensation in the anus, discharge of pus and blood with the latter more than the former, thirst with desire for drinking, reddened tongue with yellowish coating, and taut rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute bacillary dysentery, amebic dysentery, ulcerative colitis, trichomonal enteritis, lobar pneumonia and bronchial pneumonia.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.