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Weijing Tang

Name

Reed Stem Decoction

  1. 葦莖湯
  2. 苇茎汤

The Prescription of Weijing Tang

Source

The book Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang

Ingredients

Explanation

Wei Jing: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and cold in nature, clearing away heat form the lung.

Dong Gua Ren and Yi Yi Ren: Clearing and resolving phlegm-heat, removing dampness and expelling pus.

Tao Ren: Promoting the circulation of blood to remove its stasis, moistening the intestines to induce bowel movement.

The Effect of Weijing Tang

Effect

Clearing away heat from the lung to resolve phlegm, removing stasis and expelling pus.

Indications

Syndrome due to accumulation of heat-toxin in the lung and combination of phlegm and stasis, marked by pulmonary abscess, cough, low fever, viscid and fish-stench sputum in severe case, dull pain in the chest, squamous and dry skin, reddened tongue with yellowish greasy coating, and slippery rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms and signs as pulmonary abscess, lobar pneumonia, bronchiectasis and pulmonary emphysema.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.