White Tiger Decoction

White Tiger Decoction
(bai hu tang 白虎湯)

Source: Treatise on Cold-induced Diseases《傷寒論》

shi gao

gypsum

Gypsum Fibrosum

石膏

zhi mu

anemarrhena rhizome

Rhizoma Anemarrhenae

知母

jiu gan cao

liquorice root (processed with honey)

Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata

炙甘草

jing mi

rice

Semen Oryzae Sativae

粳米

Indications: high fever, a flushed face, irritability, thirst, excessive sweating, a surging and forceful pulse that are the signs of heat in qi stage. With appropriate modications, modern TCM uses the formula in conditions like pneumonia, encephalitis, heat stroke, diabetics, rheumarthritis and periodontitis.

適應症:治療氣分熱盛之証,表現壯熱面赤,煩渴引飲,汗出惡熱,脈洪大有力。現代用於治療肺炎、乙型腦炎、中暑、牙齦炎、風濕性關節炎等,凡屬氣分熱者都有一定療效。