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Decoction of three rude drugs

The Prescription of Decoction of three rude drugs


The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang



Ma Huang: The principal drug, being pungent and bitter in flavor and warm in nature, relieving superficies syndrome by means of diaphoresis, facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi to stop asthma.

Xing Ren: Promoting the flow of the lung-Qi, relieve cough and resolve phlegm.

Gan Cao: Clear heat and remove toxicity, aiding Ma Huang and Xing Ren in eliminating phlegm.

The Effect of Decoction of three rude drugs


Diffuse the lung qi, relieve exterior syndrome, relieve cough and asthma.


Cold due to wind-pathogen, nasal obstruction, cough with choking sensation in chest.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.