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Daqinglong Tang

Name

Major Green Dragon Decoction

  1. 大青龍湯
  2. 大青龙汤

The Prescription of Daqinglong Tang

Source

The book Shang Han Lun

Ingredients

Explanation

Ma Huang: The principal drug, being pungent and bitter in flavor and warm in nature, expelling wind-cold pathogens.

Gui Zhi: Expelling the pathogenic factors from the muscles and skin, aiding Ma Huang in inducing diaphoresis.

Shi Gao: Being pungent in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away the interior heat and assisting Ma Huang in expelling exogenous pathogenic factors.

Xing Ren: Moistening the lung to arrest cough.

Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Promoting diaphoresis, reinforcing Qi of the rmddle-Jiao.

Gan Cao: Regulating the stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Daqinglong Tang

Effect

Relieving exterior syndrome by means of diaphoresis, clearing away heat and restlessness.

Indications

Exterior excess syndrome due to wind-cold pathogens and pathogenic heat in the interior, marked by severe chills, high fever, general pain, restlessness without sweat and floating tense pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as bad cold, acute bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, lobar pneumonia, etc.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken 3 times.

Contraindication

The administration of this prescription should be ceased once the case would begin to sweat, as its effects in inducing diaphoresis are extremely strong. And it must not be used in treating cases with exterior syndrome of deficiency type marked by spontaneous perspiration.