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Neibu Huangqi Tang

Name

Decoction of astragalus for Internal Tonification

  1. 內補黃芪湯
  2. 內補黃耆湯
  3. 内补黄芪汤
  4. 内补黄耆汤

The Prescription of Neibu Huangqi Tang

Source

The book Wai Ke Fa Hui

Ingredients

Explanation

Huang Qi: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and slightly warm in nature, invigorating Qi and promoting muscle regeneration.

Ren Shen, Fu Ling and Gan Cao: Strengthening the spleen and invigorating Qi.

Dang Gui, Shu Di, Bai Shao and Chuan Xiong: Nourishing blood and tonifying the liver.

Rou Gui: Warming and supporting Yang-Qi.

Mai Dong: Nourishing Yin and reinforcing the heart.

Yuan Zhi: Relieving mental stress.

The Effect of Neibu Huangqi Tang

Effect

Invigorating Qi and blood, nourishing Yin and promoting muscle regeneration.

Indications

Syndrome due to deficiency of both Qi and blood after carbuncle festering, marked by paining at the site of festering, lassitude, languor, poor appetite, mild insomnia, spontaneous sweating, dry mouth, or persistent fever, pale tongue with thin coating, and thready weak pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms and signs as chronic ulcer and chronic osteomyelitis.

Administrations

Shu Di Huang and Dang Gui are mixed with small amount of liquor, Bai Shao and Yuan Zhi are stir-fried separately. Huang Qi is parched with salt water. Then all the drugs are decocted in water for the decoction to be taken twice.