Trismus, constipation treated with Chinese herbal prescription
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Eliminating cold accumulation

Syndrome due to cold accumulation of excess type, marked by sudden prickly distending

pain in the gastrointestinal region, shortness of breath, trismus, Constipation,

whitish tongue coating and deep tense pulse; including such diseases with the above

symptoms as food poisoning, acute simple intestinal obstruction, etc.

Radix et Rhizoma Rhei (Dahuang) 30g,
Rhizoma Zingiberis (Ganjiang) 30 g,
Croton tiglium (Badou) with its oil removed 30 g.

Ba Dou: The principal drug, being pungent in flavor and hot in nature, drastically

purging cold accumulation.

Gan Jiang: Warming up Yang-Qi, assisting Ba Dou in removing cold pathogens.

Da Huang: Eliminating pathogenic stagnancy in the gastrointestinal tract, restricting

the toxicity of Ba Dou.

This prescription is a drastic one with purgative action. Ba Dou in it should be

cautiously prescribed, because it has great toxicity and strong irritation to the

gastrointestinal tract. When sudden and acute abdominal pain is treated in pragnant

women or in those infirm with age or due to pathogenic summer-heat, this prescription

is not allowed to be prescribed. Cool rice gruel can be taken to alleviate persistent

diarrhea which might be brought about by taking this medicine.

Ground into powder, 0.6-1.5 g of the powder is taken each time. If no bowel movements

result after this dosage is taken, the second taking is preferable according to the

need of disease condition. (Originally, this medicine was also in the form of honeyed


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