Describing PrescriptionsWhile many prescriptions have an English name that is a translation of the original Chinese name, a pinyin rendition of the name is also appropriate. For example, 四物汤 could be translated as Four Substances Decoction (Si Wu Tang) or Si Wu Decoction. Common translations for modes of prescriptions include： 汤 Decoction 饮 Liquid 丸 Pill 水丸 Water Pill 丹 Special Pill, elixir 散 Powder 膏：抹于皮肤的用 ointment (较透明), cream (不透明)；膏贴用 plaster; 喝的 syrup 药酒 Medicated Wine English Names for Common Prescriptions 艾附暖宫丸Mugwort and Prepared Aconite Pill for Warming the Womb (Ai Fu Nuan Gong Wan ) 补中益气汤 Tonify the Middle and Augment Qi Decoction (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang) 加减生脉散 Modified Generate the Pulse Powder (Jia Jian Sheng Mai San) Also, Modified Sheng Mai Powder 加味二陈汤 Augmented Two Cured Decoction (Jia Wei Er Chen Tang) Also, Augmented Er Chen Decoction 六味地黄丸 Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia (Liu Wei Di Huang Wan) 麻黄汤 Ephedra Decoction 青龙汤 Green Dragon Decoction (Qing Long Tang) 逍遥散 Rambling Powder (Xiao Yao San) For medicinals that needed special treatment, one would use the following terminology 包 Package for boiling 先下 Preboil (this medicinal) before adding the rest of the medicinals 后下 Add just before removing from fire 冲 Add to decoction just before ingesting For example: 菟丝子包 Semen Cuscuta Chinesis 10gm Package for Boiling 石膏先下 Gypsum 30gm Preboil 30 Minutes Before Adding Other Medicinals 钩藤后下 Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis 15gm Add 5 Minutes Before Removing From Fire 鹿茸粉冲 Corni Cervi Parvum powder 3gm Add to Decoction Just Before Ingesting
Words translated by CCJK146,096,379
Request a call or contact us
Call ccjk.support for professional assistance
Click Here to leave us a message and be as detailed as possible.
We are Certified
Over 95% of our clients recommend our language services to others