The Prescription of Jichuan Jian
The book Jing Yue Quan Shu
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 12 g,
- Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae) 6 g,
- Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanches) 7.5 g,
- Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) 4.5 g,
- Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae) 2 g,
- Zhi Qiao (Fructus Aurantii) 3 g.
Rou Cong Rong: The principal drug, being sweet and salty in flavor and warm in nature, warming up the kidney, replenishing vital-essence, moistening the intestines to defecate.
Dang Gui: Nourishing and regulating blood, relaxing the bowel to relieve constipation.
Niu Xi: Invigorating the kidney to strengthen the loins, tending to go downward.
Zhi Qiao: Making stagnated Qi in the intestines go downwards, aiding in relaxing the bowels.
Ze Xie: Tending to go downwards to promote the discharging of turbidness in the kidney.
Sheng Ma: Ascending the clear Yang so as to descend the turbid Yin.
The Effect of Jichuan Jian
Warming up the kidney, replenishing vital essence, lubricating the intestines to induce defecation.
Syndrome of constipation due to deficiency of the kidney, marked by constipation, clear and dilute urine, dizziness and vertigo, and soreness and weakness of the loins and knees; including such diseases with the above symptoms as constipation due to infirmity with age, tuberculosis or tumor.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.