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Sanren Tang


Decoction of Three Kinds of Kernels

  1. 三仁汤
  2. 三仁湯

The Prescription of Sanren Tang


The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian



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.