Herb Formulas Notebook

Ban Xia Ze Xie Zhi Zhu Wan

Pinellia, Alismatis, 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: Damage to the Spleen from chilled foods with accompanying urinary strangury

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

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Deficient

Ban Xia 60g (ginger washed)
Ze Xie 30g
Bai Zhu 60g (bran fried)
Zhi Shi 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, drains Dampness, unblocks urination

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