The Prescription of Sanren Tang
The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian
- Xing Ren (Semen Armeniacae Amarum) 15 g,
- Fei Hua Shi (refined Talcum) 18 g,
- Bai Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis) 6 g,
- Bai Kou Ren (Semen Amomi Cardamomi) 6 g,
- Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri) 6 g,
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 6 g,
- Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis) 18 g,
- Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 10 g.
Xing Ren: One of the principal drugs, being bitter in flavor and slightly warm in nature,
facilitating the flow of the lung-Qi to promote the function of the upper-Jiao.
Bai Kou Ren: One of the principal drugs, being pungent in flavor and warm in nature, removing dampness, promoting the circulation of Qi to regulate the middle-Jiao.
Yi Yi Ren: One of the principal drugs, being insipid in flavor and slightly cold in nature, mildly inducing diuresis to remove dampness so as to dredge the lower-Jiao.
Ban Xia and Hou Po: Promoting the circulation of Qi, removing dampness and relieving fullness.
Hua Shi, Tong Cao and Zhu Ye: Inducing diuresis to remove damp-heat.
The Effect of Sanren Tang
Promoting the functional activities of Qi and removing damp-heat.
Syndrome due to newly-formed severe dampness and mild heat pathogens, marked by headache, aversion to cold, heaviness and soreness of the body, yellowish complexion, fullness in the chest, loss of appetite, afternoon-fever, whitish tongue, no thirst, and taut thready feeble pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, pyelonephritis, bronchopneumonia and postoperative intestinal adhesion.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken 3 times.