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Houpo Wenzhong Tang

Name

Magnolia Decoction for Warming the Middle-Jiao

  1. 厚樸溫中湯
  2. 厚朴温中汤

The Prescription of Houpo Wenzhong Tang

Source

The book Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun

Ingredients

Explanation

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

Effect

Warming up the middle-Jiao to promote the circulation of' Qi, drying dampness and removing fullness.

Indications

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.

Administrations

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.