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Gegen Jia Banxia Tang

The Prescription of Gegen Jia Banxia Tang


The book Shang Han Lun



Ge Gen: The principal drug, being sweet and pungent in flavor and cold in nature, removing pathogenic heat from the exterior, ascending the Qi of the spleen and stomach to treat diarrhea.

Gan Cao: Regulating the Qi of the middle-Jiao and tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

Shao Yao: Regulating the nutrient system, dispelling pathogenic heat.

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

Ma Huang and Gui Zhi: Relieving superficies syndrome by means of diaphoresis.

Ban Xia: Being pungent in flavor and warm in nature, dispersing accumulation of pathogens, letting the adverse flow of the stomach-Qi go downwards to arrest vomiting.

The Effect of Gegen Jia Banxia Tang


Relieve exterior syndrome by means of diaphoresis, relax the tendons and arrest vomiting.


Decoct in water for oral dose to be taken three times a day.