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Yanghe Tang

Name

Yang-activating Decoction

  1. 陽和湯
  2. 阳和汤

The Prescription of Yanghe Tang

Source

The book Wai Ke Quan Sheng Ji

Ingredients

Explanation

Shu Di: The principal drug, being sweet in flavor and slightly warm in nature, tonifying Ying and nourishing blood.

Lu Jiao Jiao: Replenishing essence, supplementing marrow, strengthening the muscles and tendons, helping Shu Di to nourish blood.

Pao Jiang and Rou Gui: Warming the channels to promote the flow of Qi and dispel cold.

Ma Huang: Inducing diaphoresis to expel pathogenic factors in the superficies of the body.

Bai Jie Zi: Removing obstructed phlegm.

Gan Cao: Clearing away toxins and tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

The Effect of Yanghe Tang

Effect

Warming up Yang, enriching blood, spelling cold and removing stagnancy.

Indications

Yin-phlegmon resulting from cold-stasis due to Yang deficiency, marked by painful diffuse swelling without pus spot and burning sensation and with normal color of the skin, no thirst, pale tongue with whitish coating, and deep thready pulse including such diseases with the above symptoms and signs as bone tuberculosis, chronic osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis and thromboangiitis obliterans.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.