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Da Jianzhong Tang


Major Decoction for Rehabilitating the Middle-Jiao

  1. 大建中汤
  2. 大建中湯

The Prescription of Da Jianzhong Tang


The book Jin Gui Yao Lue


  • Shu Jiao (Pericarpium Zanthoxyli) 3 g,
  • Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) 4.5 g,
  • Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 6 g,
  • Yi Tang (Saccharum Granorum) 30 g.


Shu Jiao: The principal drug, being pungent in flavor and hot in nature, warming the spleen and stomach, aiding the fire of Ming Men, thus expelling cold and removing dampness, descending Qi to relieve stagnation.

Gan Jiang: Warming the middle-Jiao to dispel cold, assisting Shu Jiao in rehabilitating the Yang-Qi of the middle-Jiao and dispersing the Qi adversely flowing, felieving pain and stopping vomiting.

Ren Shen and Yi Tang: Being sweet in flavor and warm in nature, warming and invigorating the middle-Jiao to replenish the spleen and stomach.

The Effect of Da Jianzhong Tang


Warming the middle-Jiao to nourish the spleen and stomach, descending the adverse fiow of Qi to relieve pain.


Syndrome due to weakened Yang-Qi of the middle-Jiao and excessive Yin-cold in the interior, mafked by colic pain in the chest and epigastric region, inability to take food due to vomiting, clear-cut and mobile and painful abdominal masses averse to palpation due to cold within the abdomen, whitish slippery tongue coating, thready tense pulse, even cold limbs and hidden pulse, or borborygmus; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, chronic pancreatitis, chronic cholecystitis, biliary ascariasis and intestinal tuberculosis.


The first 3 ingredients in the prescription were first decocted twice for the decoction into which 30 g of Yi Tang was put, taken warm twice.