Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhi Zhu Wan

Unripe Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Pill

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Source: Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes (1247)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

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

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Deficient

Bai Zhu 60g (dry fried)
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 water twice per day. Many formulations omit the fried rice. Can also be prepared as a decoction with 1/5 - 1/3 of the dosage.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi and reduces focal distention

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