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JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ›› 2020, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (8): 641-644.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2020.08.005

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Textual research on the dosage of Kai Xin San in Qian Jin Yao Fang*

Zhang Lin, Zeng Feng#   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2020-01-30 Online:2020-08-30 Published:2020-08-27
  • Contact: Prof. Zeng Feng, Ph.D., Doctor’s Supervisor. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. No. 11 Beisanhuan Donglu Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029. E-mail: 2465970771@qq.com
  • Supported by:
    The Ministry of Education of Humanities and Social Science Research Project (No.20YJAZH003)

Abstract: With Kai Xin San (Joy Powder) in Directory of Famous Formula in Ancient Times as the study object, this paper explored the difference of the dosage in two different versions of Qian Jin Yao Fang (Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces): Song version and Xindiao version. In the textual research, we have taken the characteristics of the above two editions into consideration, and have compared the relevant record of other formulas in Song version. Also, we have referred to the relevant record in the contemporary book Yi Xin Fang as proof. It’s concluded that the original dosage of Kai Xin San (Joy Powder) should be “Four Fen (one Liang) of Yuanzhi (thin-leaf milkwort root, Radix Polygalae) and Renshen (ginseng, Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng) respectively, two Liang of Fuling (poria, Poria), and one Liang of Changpu (grassleaf sweetflag rhizome, Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii)”. According to the research result on the medicine tool “Fang Qi Bi” in Research on the Original Dosage in Classical Formula, the dosage is converted to modern measuring unit: Yuanzhi (thin-leaf milkwort root, Radix Polygalae) 13.8 g, Renshen (ginseng, Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng) 13.8 g, Fuling (poria, Poria) 27.6 g; and Changpu (grassleaf sweetflag rhizome, Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii) 13.8 g, and the daily administration should be Yuanzhi (thin-leaf milkwort root, Radix Polygalae) 3 g, Renshen (ginseng, Radix et Rhizoma Ginseng) 3 g, Fuling (poria, Poria) 6 g, and Changpu (grassleaf sweetflag rhizome, Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii) 3 g.

Key words: Kai Xin San (Joy Powder), classic formula, dosage, Qian Jin Yao Fang (Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces), Song version, Xindiao version, Yi Xin Fang

CLC Number: 

  • R289.3