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Taohua Tang

The Prescription of Taohua Tang


The book Shang Han Lun



Chi Shi Zhi: The principal drug, being heavy and warm in nature, astringing the intestines to relieve diarrhea.

Gan Jiang: Warming the middle-Jiao to expel pathogenic cold.

Jing Mi: Nourishing the stomach and regulating the function of the rniddle-Jiao.

The Effect of Taohua Tang


Warming up the middle-Jiao to astringe the intestines.


Syndrome due to deficiency-cold of the spleen and stomach, marked by protracted dysentery, deep-colored stools with pus and blood, dysuria, abdominal pain alleviated by warming and pressing, pale tongue with whitish coating, and feeble thready pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as amebic dysentery, chronic bacillary dysentery and chronic enteritis.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.