The Prescription of Shu Zao Yinzi
The book Ji Sheng Fang
- Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) 12 g,
- Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli) 15 g,
- Shang Lu (Radix Phytolaccae) 6 g,
- Qiang Huo (Rhizoma Seu Radix Notopterygii) 9 g,
- Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae) 15 g,
- Jiao Mu (Semen Zanthoxyli) 9 g,
- Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae) 12 g,
- Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae) 9 g,
- Bing Lang ( Semen Arecae) 9 g,
- Fu Ling Pi (Cortex Poriae) 30 g,
- Sheng Jiang Pi (Cortex Zingiberis Recens) 4.5 g,
Shang Lu: The principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and neutral in nature, purging retained water, inducing laxation and diuresis.
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
Purging retained water by inducing bowel movements and diuresis, expelling wind pathogens through the superficies of the body.
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.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (used in the form of powder originally)