Herb Formulas Notebook

Mu Xiang Bing Lang Wan

Auklandia and Betel Nut Pill

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Source: Confucians' Duties to their Parents (1228)
Author: Zhang Cong-Zheng / Zi-He

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Food Stagnation producing Damp-Heat

Key Symptoms: Focal and generalised distention, fullness and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen
Secondary Symptoms: Constipation, dystenteric diarrhoea with tenesmus, urinary difficulty, phlegm with cough and wheezing

Tongue: Yellow, greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged, excessive

Mu Xiang 30g
Bing Lang 30g
Da Huang 90g
Qian Niu Zi 120g
Qing Pi 30g
Chen Pi 30g
Xiang Fu 30g (dry fried)
E Zhu 30g (dry fried)
Zhi Ke 30g (wheat fried)
Huang Lian 30g
Huang Bai 90g

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted with Zhi Shi + Yu Li Ren.

Preparation: Ground into a powder and formed into pills with water. Taken in 3-6g doses 2-3 times per day with warm water or decoction of fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang).

Actions: Promotes the movement of Qi, guides out stagnation, purges accumulation, drains Heat

Contraindications: Deficiency patterns

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