The Prescription of Taohua Tang
The book Shang Han Lun
- Chi Shi Zhi (Halloysitum Rebrum) 30 g,
- Jing Mi (Semen Oryzae Sativae) 30 g,
- Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) 9 g.
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.