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Taohe Chengqi Tang

Name

Decoction of Peach Kernel for Activating Qi.

  1. 桃核承氣湯
  2. 桃核承气汤

The Prescription of Taohe Chengqi Tang

Source

The book Shang Han Lun

Ingredients

Explanation

Tao Ren: One of the principal drugs, removing blood stasis.

Da Huang: The other principal drug, dispersing blood stasis and pathogenic heat.

Gui Zhi: Promoting the circulation of blood and assisting Tao Ren in removing blood stasis.

Mang Xiao: Clearing away heat to resolve masses, assisting Da Huang in removing blood stasis and dispersing heat.

Gan Cao: Invigorating Qi to regulate the middle-Jiao, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Taohe Chengqi Tang

Effect

Promoting the flow of blood to remove blood stasis.

Indications

Syndrome due to blood retention in the lower-Jiao, marked by rigidity and masses in the lower abdomen, frequent free urination, delirium, restlessness, thirst, fever during night followed by irritability, dark tongue, and deep solid or unsmooth pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as pelvic inflammation, adnexitis and intestinal obstruction.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.