Herb Formulas Notebook

Xiang Sha Ping Wei San

Cyperus and Amomum Calm the Stomach Powder

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian / Liu-Ji

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Food stagnation with Spleen Qi deficiency and Dampness

Key Symptoms: Abdominal distention and pain, aversion to eating, vomiting of sour fluids, diarrhoea that does not relieve the abdominal pain

Xiang Fu 3-6g
Sha Ren 3-6g
Cang Zhu 12-15g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Zhi Ke 9-12g
Bai Shao 9-12g
Shan Zha 9-12g
Mai Ya 9-12g
Gan Cao 1.5-3g
Sheng Jiang 1.5-3g

Preparation: Decoction. Source text does not specify dosages.

Actions: Strengthen the Spleen, reduces Food Stagnation, moves the Qi and alleviates pain

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