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Xiaoyao San

Name

Ease Powder

  1. 逍遙散
  2. 逍遥散

The Prescription of Xiaoyao San

Source

The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang

Ingredients

  • 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.

Explanation

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.

Dang Gui and Bai Shao: Nourishing blood, tonifying the liver.

Bai Zhu and Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen, replenishing Qi.

Bo He: Assisting Chai Hu in soothing the liver and promoting the circulation of Qi.

Sheng Jiang: Warming up the stomach, regulating the middle-Jiao.

Zhi Gan Cao: Replenishing Qi and strengthening the middle-Jiao, getting together with Bai Shao to check the hyperactivity of the liver.

The Effect of Xiaoyao San

Effect

Soothing the liver and promoting the circulation of Qi, invigorating the spleen and nourishing blood.

Indications

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.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken in the form of powder originally)