Houpo Wenzhong Tang
The Prescription of Houpo Wenzhong Tang
The book Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 30 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 30 g,
- Fu Ling Z(Poria) 15 g,
- Cao Kou Ren (Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai) 15 g,
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 15 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 15 g,
- Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) 2 g.
Hou Po: The principal drug, promoting the flow of Qi to subdue distention, drying dampness and removing fullness.
Cao Kou Ren: Warming up the middle-Jiao to expel pathogenic cold, drying dampness to reduce phlegm.
Chen Pi and Mu Xiang: Promoting the circulation of Qi to benefit the middle-Jiao.
Gan Jiang: Warming the spleen and stomach and dispersing pathogenic cold.
Fu Ling and Gan Cao: Inducing diuresis, strengthening the spleen and regulating the function of the middle-Jiao.
The Effect of Houpo Wenzhong Tang
Warming up the middle-Jiao to promote the circulation of' Qi, drying dampness and removing fullness.
Syndrome of the spleen impaired by cold-dampness, marked by distention or pain in the epigastric region and abdomen, loss of appetite, weary limbs, pale tongue with whitish greasy coating, and deep slow pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute and chronic enteritis, gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcer.
Decocted in water with 3 pieces of Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) added for oral dose to be taken twice. When used, the dosages of the ingredients may be modified according to their original proportions.