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Tounong San


Powder for Expelling Pus

  1. 透脓散
  2. 透膿散

The Prescription of Tounong San


The book Wai Ke Zheng Zong



Huang Qi: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and slightly warm in nature, invigorating Qi and expelling pus.

Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong: Nourishing blood and promoting its circulation.

Chuan Shan Jia and Zao Jiao Ci: Clearing away heat and promoting the flow of Qi, softening masses and expelling pus.

Small amount of liquor: Helping promote the flow of blood.

The Effect of Tounong San


Expelling toxins and pus.


Syndrome due to inability to expel pus resulting from deficiency of vital-Qi, marked by swollen and painful carbuncle of abscess with pus formed and without festering and pus-spot or with severe distention and burning-pain; including various kinds of pyogenic infections with the above symptoms and signs.


All the ingredients are decocted in water for the decoction. The decoction is divided into 2 portions, 1 portion is taken, or mixed with a small cup of liquor and then taken each time.