Herb Formulas Notebook

Mu Xiang Gan Jiang Zhi Zhu Wan

Auklandia, Dried Ginger, Unripe Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Pill

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Source: Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (13th Century)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Cold Food Stagnation from over-consumption of Cold foods

Key Symptoms: Loss of appetite, focal distention in the epigastrium and abdomen, gastric pain, made worse by cold food

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Deficient

Mu Xiang 9g
Gan Jiang 15g
Bai Zhu 45g
Zhi Shi 30g

Preparation: Grind the ingredients into a powder and form into pills with rice fried in He Ye (lotus leaf). Take 6-9g with warm water before meals. Many formulations omit the fried rice. Can also be prepared as a decoction with an appropriate reduction of dosages.

Actions: Scatters and eliminates Cold, moves stagnant Qi, disperses Cold food and drink stagnation

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