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  Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Citrus and Pinellia Combination (Er Chen Tang)  
 

 

0202 二陳湯 (Er Chen Tang)

 

Citrus and Pinellia Combination

 

Two-Cured Decoction

 


 

Formulation

 

Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name

半夏

Rhizoma Pinelliae praeparata

Zhi Ban Xia

Pinellia Rhizome

茯苓

Poria

Fu Ling

Hoelen

陳皮

Pericarpium Citri reticulatae

Chen Pi

Citrus Peel

生薑

Rhizoma Zingiberis recens

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger

炙甘草

Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle

Zhi Gan Cao

Baked Licorice

 

Classic Literature Reference

Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Formulas of the Bureau of the People's Welfare Pharmacy, 1078).

Compilers: Chen, Shi-wen et al.

 

Indications

Traditional: Damp-phlegm accumulation marked by cough; profuse, thin, and white phlegm; fullness and distention in the chest and epigastrium; nausea; vomiting; a heavy sensation in the limbs; a white and moist tongue coating; and a slippery pulse. Dizziness and palpitation may also be observed.

Modern: Morning sickness, hangover, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastroptosis, gastrointestinal neurosis, upper respiratory tract infection, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and Meniere's disease.1,2

 

Pattern of Damp-Phlegm Accumulation

 

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