The Prescription of Xiaoyao San
The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang
- Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 9 g,
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 9 g,
- Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 9 g,
- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 9 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 9 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 4.5 g,
- Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 6 g,
- Bo He (Herba Menthae) 3 g.
Chai Hu: The principal drug, being bitter and pungent in flavor and slightly cold in nature, soothing the liver to promote the circulation of Qi.
Sheng Jiang: Warming up the stomach, regulating the middle-Jiao.
The Effect of Xiaoyao San
Soothing the liver and promoting the circulation of Qi, invigorating the spleen and nourishing blood.
Syndrome due to stagnation of the liver-Qi deficiency of blood and failure of the spleen in transportation, marked by pain in the hypochondriac region, alternate attacks of chills and fever, headache, dizziness, dry mouth and throat, lassitude, poor appetite, or irregular menstruation, distention of the breast, pale reddish tongue, and deficient and wiry pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic hepatitis, irregular menstruation, chronic gastritis, etc.
Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken in the form of powder originally)