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Yi Guan Jian 一貫煎


Linking Decoction (tonifying and replenishing formula)

EFFECTS: tonifying yin and soothing the liver; emolliating and moistening binds

INDICATIONS: deficiency of the liver yin; depletion of gastric juice; dry mouth and tongue; discomfort in the chest and hypochondrium or left rib pain; acid vomiting; red tongue with scant fluid; fine rapid pulse

CLINICAL REFERENCE: This formula is often used in treating gastric ulcer, chronic hepatitis, cirrohis of liver, fatty liver, anemia, dystrophy, pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, neurasthenia, aching pain and weakness of the loin and knees, stabbing pain in heels and soles, allergic purpura, costal chondritis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic testitis, cough due to lung consumption, wasting-thirst, and hernia.