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Zhen Wu Tang

Name

Decoction for Strengthening the Spleen-Yang

  1. 真武湯
  2. 真武汤

The Prescription of Zhen Wu Tang

Source

The book Shang Han Lun

Ingredients

  • Fu Ling (Poria) 9 g,
  • Shao Yao (Radix Paeoniae Alba) 9 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 6 g,
  • Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens) 9 g,
  • Fu Zi (Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata) 9 g.

Explanation

Fu Zi: The principal drug, being pungent and sweet in flavor and hot in nature, warming up the kidney and spleen, supporting Yang to dispel cold.

Fu Ling: Strengthening the spleen, removing dampness, inducing diuresis.

Sheng Jiang: Assisting Fu Zi in warming up Yang to dispel cold, working together with

Fu Ling to warm and remove dampness.

Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen and removing dampness.

Bai Shao: Inducing diuresis, relieving spasm, arresting pain.

The Effect of Zhen Wu Tang

Effect

Warming up Yang to remove dampness.

Indications

Syndrome of retention of dampness in the interior due to Yang-deficiency of the spleen and kidney, marked by dysuria, heaviness and soreness of the limbs, abdominal pain, diarrhea, edema, no thirst, whitish tongue coating, and deep pulse, or fever unrelieved after sweating, palpitation under the heart, dizziness, switching of the body with the tendency to fall down, etc., including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic colitis, chronic nephritis, cardiac edema, hyperaldosteronism, hypothyroidism, intestinal tuberculosis, Menier'syndrome, etc.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice.