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Zengye Chengqi Tang


Purgative Decoction for Increasing fluid and Sustaining Qi.

  1. 增液承气汤
  2. 增液承氣湯

The Prescription of Zengye Chengqi Tang


The book Wen Bing Tiao Bian



Da Huang: The principal drug, being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, purging heat, inducing bowel movements.

Sheng Di and Mai Dong: Nourishing Yin, promoting the production of body fluids, lubricating the bowels to cause defecation.

Mang Xiao: Resolving masses, removing pathogenic dryness.

The Effect of Zengye Chengqi Tang


Nourishing Yin, promoting the production of body fluids, inducing bowel movements to purge heat.


Syndrome of constipation due to accumulation of pathogenic heat and exhaustion of body fluids, marked by dry stools, crimson tongue with littte coating and thready rapid pulse; including constipation due to hemorrhoid, liver abscess or tumor with the above symptoms.


Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.