Herb Formulas Notebook

Ban Xia Ren Shen Jiu

Pinellia and Ginseng Wine

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Source: Chinese Medicinal Wines and Elixirs (2008)
Author: Various

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Spleen and Stomach deficiency Cold with Damp-Heat obstructing the middle Jiao

Key Symptoms: Epigastric focal distention, fullness and tightness with little or no pain, nausea and vomiting, tendency to diarrhoea
Secondary Symptoms: Reduced appetite, dry heaves, belching or hiccup, borborygmus, mouth ulcers, fatigue, neck and shoulder stiffness, restlessness, insomnia

Tongue: Thin, yellow and greasy coating. May have red tip.
Pulse: Wiry, rapid
Abdomen: Hardness and tension in the epigastrium, tension in rectus abdominis muscle, elastic tension and tenderness on pressure around Ren-12, splashing sounds in upper abdomen

Zhi Ban Xia 30g
Gan Jiang 20g
Huang Qin 30g
Huang Lian 6g
Ren Shen 20g
Zhi Gan Cao 20g
Da Zao 10g
Bai Jiu 1.7L

Bai Jiu (white alcohol) traditionally means distilled rice wine but can be substituted with any clear 40% spirit.

Preparation: Grind the above ingredients into a powder and place in a large jar with 975ml of alcohol (traditionally rice wine but any 40% spirit will suffice). After 5 days add 650ml of water and stir. Remove the dregs and store for future use.
Take 20ml twice daily.

Actions: Harmonises the Stomach, directs rebellious Qi downward, disperses clumping, eliminates focal distention

Contraindications: Focal distention due to Qi stagnation or harboured food. Long term use due to the harmful effects on continuous alcohol consumption and its Damp-Hot nature.

This is a variation of Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang distilled in alcohol.

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