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Bai hu tang(White Tiger Decoction )---白虎汤

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【组成】  石膏(50g) 知母(18g) 炙甘草(6g)  粳米(9g)
 
【功用】  清热生津
 
【主治】  阳明气分热盛证。壮热面赤,烦渴引饮,汗出恶热,脉洪大有力。
 
【歌诀】  白虎膏知甘草梗,气分大热此方清,热渴汗出脉洪大,加入人参气津生。
 

Bai hu tang(GYPSUM POWDER/White Tiger Decoction )

[INGREDIENTS]:

Gypsum 30g, Anemarrhena rhizome 9g, Roasted licorice root 3g, Round-grain rice 9g

[DIRECTIONS]: Decoct all herbs in water for oral use until the rice is well- done.

[EFFECTS]:Clearing heat and promoting generation of body fluid.

[INDICATIONS] Exuberant heat in the qi stage of Yangming manifested by sthenic fever, flushed face, irritable thirst with desire for drinking, profuse swea­ting, aversion to heat, surging, large and forceful pulse or slippery rapid pulse.

[ANALYSIS OF FORMULA]: This is a representative formula for syndrome of exuberant heat in the qi stage of Yangming. Being pungent and sweet flavors and extremely cold nature, specially clearing pathogenic evil of the lung and stomach, gypsum is the main herb to relieve muscles for expelling heat and to promote gen­eration of body fluid for quenching thirst. With bitter flavor and cold nature, anemarrhena rhizome as the assistant herb helps gypsum clear the excessive heat of the qi stage as well as replenishing the injured yin, As the adjuvant and dis­patcher herbs, licorice root and round-grain rice can reinforce the stomach for pre­serving body fluid and injury of the middle from the extremely cold of gypsum.

The four kinds of symptoms, i.e. heavy fever, profuse sweating, serious irri­table thirst and surging large pulse, are the main reasons for applying this formu­la. However, in clinic, it is not necessary to be limited in these four kinds of symp­toms. It can be applied to various conditions pertaining to non-figured exuberant heat.

In the present clinic, this formula has a certain therapeutic effects in lobar pneumonia, epidemic encephalitis B, gingivitis, rheumatic arthritis pertaining to heat in the qi phase.

ASSOCIATED FORMULAE:

(1)      Ginseng plus White Tiger Decoction (bai hu jia ren shen tang)(Trea­tise on Cold-Attack)

Gypsum 30g,anemarrhena rhizome 9g, roasted licorice root 3g, round-grained rice 9g, ginseng 6g.

The above herbs should be decocted in water for oral administration until the rice is well-done.

Effects: clearing heat and reinforcing qi to promote generation of body fluid.

Indications: syndrome of both injury of qi and body fluid due to exu­berant heat in the qi stage or summer-heat disease manifested by profuse sweating with slight chill of the back, fever, thirst, large but feeble pulse.

(2)      Cassia Twig plus White Tiger Decoction(Bai hu jia gui zhi tang)(Syn­opsis of the Golden Chamber)

Gypsum 30g, anemarrhena rhizome 9g, roasted licorice root 3ground-grained rice 9g, cassia twig 59g.

The above herbs should be decocted in water for oral use.

Effects clearing heat and activating collaterals to relieve pain.

Indications warm-malaria marked by fever without chill, pain of joints, freguent vomiting; or syndrome of wind- damp-heat blockage manifested by sthenic fever, husky breath, restlessness, swell­ing and pain of joints, thirst, white coating, taut and rapid pulse.

(3)      Atractylodes plus White Tiger Decoction (bai hu jia cang zhu tang)(Lifesaving Book of Classified Syndromes):

Gypsum 30g,anemarrhena rhizome 9g, roasted licorice root 3g, round-grain rice 9g, atractylodes rhizome 9g.

The above herbs should be decocted in water for oral administration.

Effect: clearing heat and dampness.

Indications: damp-warm diseases manifested by fever, stuffiness of chest, profuse sweating, red tongue with white greasy coating. Re­cently, it is used to treat rheumatic fever.

NOTES: All the above three formulae are modified from White Tiger Decoc­tion .

The Ginseng plus White Tiger Decoction is one for clearing heat and purging fire as well as reinforcing qi and promoting generation of body fluid, so it is suit­able to syndrome of injury of qi and body fluid due to exuberant heat of Yangming or summer-heat.

Cassia Twig plus White Tiger Decoction is one for clearing heat and dredging collaterals, harmonizing the nutrient and defensive qi, so it is used to treat warm-malaria or blockage syndrome of damp-heat with symptoms pertaining to White Tiger Decoction.

Atractylodes plus White Tiger Decoction is one for clearing heat and drying dampness, so it is applied to damp-warm diseases marked by stuffiness of chest, white and greasy coating with symptoms pertaining to White Tiger Decoction.

 
 

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