The Prescription of Shipi San
The book Chong Ding Yan Shi Ji Sheng Fang (重订严氏济生方)
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis prepared with ginger juice) 6 g,
- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 6 g,
- Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis) 6 g,
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 6 g,
- Cao Guo (Fructus Tsaoko) 6 g,
- Da Fu Zi (Semen Arecae) 6 g,
- Fu Zi (Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata) 6 g,
- Bai Fu Ling (Poria) 6 g,
- Gan Jiang (Prepared Rhizoma Zingiberis) 6 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 3 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rlizoma Zingiberis Recens) 3 g,
- Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 1 dates.
Fu Zi: One of the principal drugs, being pungent and sweet in flavor and greatly heat in nature, warming the spleen and kidney, promoting the functional activity of Qi, dispelling cold-dampness.
Gan Jiang: The other principal drug, being pungent in flavor and hot in nature, warming up the spleen-Yang, assisting the spleen in digesting food material, dispelling cold-dampness.
Fu Ling and Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen, removing dampness, mildly inducing diuresis.
Mu Gua: Being aromatic in nature, enlivening the spleen, removing dampness, inducing diuresis.
Hou Po, Mu Xiang, Da Fu Zi and Cao Guo: Desending Qi to eliminate stagnancy, resolving dampness, inducing diuresis.
Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients, invigorating the spleen and regulating the stomach.
The Effect of Shipi San
Warming up Yang to strengthening the spleen, promoting the circulation of Qi, removing dampness.
Syndrome of edema due to deficiency of Yang, marked by severe swelling of the lower limbs, cold hands and feet, no thirst, fullness in the chest and abdomen, loose stools, thick greasy tongue coating, and deep slow pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic nephritis, ascites due to cirrhosis and cardiac edema.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken originally in the form of powder).