Gegen Decoction comes from Treatise on Febrile Diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases. It is the work of Zhang Zhongjing in the Eastern Han Dynasty. It is a classic of traditional Chinese medicine and laid the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine.
In the last years of the Eastern Han Dynasty, wars were frequent, and many people died of diseases. "Since the reign of Jian'an, there have been two out of ten people who died, and typhoid fever was seven out of ten." Zhang Zhongjing lived in such a chaotic world, and more than half of his family died of illness, which prompted him to study medicine and determined to follow He was a doctor and finally wrote the Treatise on Typhoid and Miscellaneous Diseases, which was his greatest achievement in life.
There are not many records about Zhang Zhongjing, but there are some stories that describe his excellent medical skills. In the Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, it is said that one day Zhang Zhongjing saw Wang Can , a minister of the court and the central government. He looked at Wang Can 's face and said, "You are sick. If you don't get treatment, your eyebrows will start to fall off when you are forty years old. He will die after half a year of shedding. To treat this disease, you need to take five stone decoction. 』
Wang Can felt unhappy, so she did not take the medicine. Three days later, the two of them met again.
Zhang Zhongjing looked at Wang Can's face and asked, "Have you taken medicine? 』
Wang Canhui was convinced.
Zhang Zhongjing said: "From your complexion and symptoms, it seems that you are not taking five-stone soup, why do you neglect your own life like this? 』
Wang Can heard Langshan and left.
Twenty years later, Wang Can's eyebrows gradually fell, and he passed away more than 180 days later at the age of 41. Wang Can was Cao Cao's prime minister. After the founding of the Wei Kingdom, he was reborn as a servant and was greatly used by Cao Cao. Wang Can's literary attainment is also high, and Kong Rong of Rangli is the seventh son of Jian'an, and he is the first of the seven sons of Jian'an. After his death, Cao Pi went to his funeral in person to pay homage, and because Wang Can liked to listen to the sound of donkeys, he told everyone at the scene to learn how to call donkeys for Wang Can.
Going back to Gegen Decoction, it is recorded in Treatise on Febrile Diseases and Miscellaneous Diseases: Taiyang disease, strong neck and back, no sweating, and aversion to wind, Gegen Decoction is in charge.
Looking at the efficacy of Gegen Tang in modern times , it can relieve various cold symptoms such as chills, fever, cough (fever, chills, headache, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, sore throat, joint pain, muscle pain) Effect. The Japanese pharmaceutical company, SS Pharmaceutical (Xiaobaitu Pharmaceutical, the pharmaceutical company that produces EVE), which is familiar to everyone, added the formula of Campanulaceae based on the Pueraria Decoction to enhance its efficacy against sore throat, cough and phlegm. It has become a popular cold medicine in Japan, and it is a regular medicine at home.