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Bazhen Tang

Name

Eight Precious Ingredients’ Decoction

  1. 八珍湯
  2. 八珍汤

The Prescription of Bazhen Tang

Source

The book Zheng Ti Lei Yao

Ingredients

Explanation

Shu Di and Ren Shen: The principal drugs, invigorating Qi and nourishing blood.

Bai Zhu and Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen to remove dampness.

Dang Gui and Bai Shao: Nourishing blood and regulating Ying.

Chuan Xiong: Regulating blood and promoting the flow of Qi.

Zhi Gan Cao: Replenishing Qi and regulating the function of the middle-Jiao.

Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Coordinating the spleen and stomach.

The Effect of Bazhen Tang

Effect

Reinforcing Qi and blood.

Indications

Syndrome due to deficiency of both Oi and blood, marked by pale or sallow complexion, dizziness, blurred eyes, lassitude, shortness of breath, languor, palpitation, poor appetite, pale tongue with thin whitish coating, and thready weak or weak large pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as weakness in the convalescence, various chronic diseases, irregular menstruation, postpartum blood deficiency, and carbuncle or furuncle with opening difficult to heal.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.