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Xiehuang San

Name

Powder for Expelling Pathogenic Fire in the Spleen and Stomach

  1. 瀉黃散
  2. 泻黄散

The Prescription of Xiehuang San

Source

The book Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue

Ingredients

  • Huo Xiang (Herba Agastachis) 12 g,
  • Shan Zhi Ren (Semen Gardeniae) 6 g,
  • Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum) 15 g,
  • Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 6 g,
  • Fang Feng (Radix Saposhinkoviae) 9 g.

Explanation

Shi Gao: One of the principal drugs, being pungent and sweet in flavor and very cold in nature, clearing away accumulated heat in the spleen and stomach.

Zhi Zi: The other principal drug, being bitter in taste and cold in nature, removing heat retained in the spleen and stomach.

Fang Feng: Dispersing pathogenic fLre hidden in the spleen.

Huo Xiang: Being aromatic and promoting functioning of the spleen, assisting Fang Feng in dispersing heat in the spleen and stomach.

Gan Cao: Purging pathogenic rire, regulating the stomach, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Xiehuang San

Effect

Purging latent pathogenic fire in the spleen and stomach.

Indications

Syndrome due to latent pathogenic fire in the spleen and stomach, marked by aphthae, halitosis, restlessness, thirst, hungriness, dry mouth and lips, reddened tongue, and rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as stomatitis and periodontitis.

Administrations

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