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Shu Zao Yinzi

Name

Decoction for Diuresis

  1. 疏鑿飲子
  2. 疏凿饮子

The Prescription of Shu Zao Yinzi

Source

The book Ji Sheng Fang

Ingredients

Explanation

Shang Lu: The principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and neutral in nature, purging retained water, inducing laxation and diuresis.

Bing Lang and Da Fu Pi: Promoting the circulation of Qi to eliminate retained water.

Fu Ling Pi, Ze Xie, Mu Tong, Jiao Mu and Chi Xiao Dou: Inducing laxation and diuresis to remove retained water in the interior.

Qiang Huo, Qin Jiao and Sheng Jiang Pi: Tending to give their potency full play in the skin, expelling pathogenic wind through the superficies of the body, removing retained water in the superficies through the muscles.

The Effect of Shu Zao Yinzi

Effect

Purging retained water by inducing bowel movements and diuresis, expelling wind pathogens through the superficies of the body.

Indications

Syndrome due to excessive water retention both in the exterior and in the interior, marked by general edema, asthma, thirst, and difficulty in defecation and urination; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, etc.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (used in the form of powder originally)