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Gu Chong Tang

The Prescription of Gu Chong Tang


The book Gu Jin Yi Jian



Qiang Huo and Du Huo: The principal drugs, being pungent and bitter in flavor and warm in nature, removing wind, cold and dampness pathogens from the whole body.

Chuan Xiong: Promoting the circulation of blood, dispersing pathogenic wind.

Chai Hu: Being pungent in flavor and dispersing in nature, expelling the pathogens from the muscles and skin, aiding Qiang Huo and Du Huo in driving away exo-pathogens, relieving pain.

Zhi Qiao: Descending Qi.

Jie Geng: Promoting the flow of the lung-Qi.

Qian Hu: Removing phlegm.

Fu Ling: Eliminating dampness.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients, invigorating Qi, regulating the stomach.

Sheng Jiang and Bo He: Expelling wind pathogen.

Jin Yin Hua and Lian Qiao: Clearing heat and removing toxicity, dispersing wind-heat.

Fang Feng: Dispersing wind pathogen to relieve exterior syndrome, working together with

Jing Jie and Bo He to strongly dispel wind pathogen by diaphoresis.

The Effect of Gu Chong Tang


Clear heat and remove toxicity, resolve sores and boils.


Sores and boils, acute mastitis, unknown swelling and pain, headache with limb spasm.


All the drugs are ground into powder. The powder is decocted in water with ginger for oral dose to be taken twice.