Herb Formulas Notebook

Xiang Sha Zhi Zhu Wan

Auklandia, Amomum, Unripe Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Pill

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Source: Collected Treatises of Jing-Yue (1624)
Author: Zhang Jie-Bin / Jing-Yue

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Spleen and Stomach deficiency causing food stagnation

Key Symptoms: Loss of appetite, focal distention in the epigastrium and abdomen, gastric pain

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Deficient

Mu Xiang 60g
Sha Ren 60g
Bai Zhu 60g (dry fried)
Zhi Shi 30-60g

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

Actions: Tonifies the Qi and reduces focal distention

Dosages are not given and have been estimated but can be modified according to presentation.

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.