Ge Hua Jie Cheng Tang
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Ge Hua Jie Cheng Tang #2223

Pin Ying Name: Ge Hua Jie Cheng Tang

English Name: Pueraria Flower Decoction

Chinese Name: 葛花解酲湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Fr. Amomi Rotundus Bai Dou Kou 10-15g

Promotes the movement of Qi, aromatically transforms Dampness, strengthens the Stomach, warms the Middle Jiao, descends Qi and stops vomiting.

With Sha Ren, for fullness and a stifling sensation in the chest, epigastric pain and fullness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and a thick tongue coat due to Qi Obstruction from Cold-Dampness. With Chen Pi, for fullness and discomfort in the chest and abdomen, belching, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiencies with turbid Dampness Accumulation.

Fr. Amomi Sha Ren 6-15g

Promotes the movement of Qi, aromatically transforms Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, stops vomiting, warms the Middle and stops diarrhea.

With Mu Xiang, increases the flow of Qi in the digestive system while reducing distention and Food Stagnation, alleviating pain and strengthening the Spleen. With Chen Pi, for Dampness obstructing the Spleen's transforming and transporting functions with reduced intake of food and diarrhea, belching, nausea, and a stifling sensation in the epigastrium due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi and vomiting of unadulterated, or scanty but viscous fluids. With Bai Zhu and Ren Shen, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.

Flos Puerariae Ge Hua 12-15g

Relieves hangovers, awakens the Spleen to treat headaches, fever, irritability, thirst, a feeling of fullness and bloating in the chest and diaphragm and vomiting from excessive use of alcohol.

With Bai Dou Kou, Chen Pi and Ren Shen, for treatment of hangovers.

Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 6-10g

Warms the Middle and expels Cold.

With Bai Zhu, for diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency. With Bai Zhu and Ren Shen,for Spleen Yang Deficiency with a cold abdomen, vomiting, and diarrhea. With Fu Ling and Bai Zhu, for Cold-Dampness in the Lower Jiao leading to a sense of heaviness and Cold in the lower back.

Dry-fried Massa Medicata Fermentata Chao Shen Qu 6g

Strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Stomach, reduces Food Stagnation and regulates the Middle Jiao.

With Mu Xiang and Sha Ren, for abdominal pain associated with Food Stagnation. With Bai Zhu, for Food Stagnation and diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency. With Bai Zhu and Dang Shen, for Food Stagnation and diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency.

Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie 6-10g

Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness.

With Sha Ren, for scanty urine, abdominal distention and urinary discomfort. With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Deficiency leading to accumulation of Dampness with urinary difficulty, loose stools, diarrhea Milky Lin or vaginal discharge.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 6g

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, dries Dampness and promotes water metabolism.

With Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, for Edema due to Internal Dampness. With Gan Jiang, eliminates Cold Dampness in the Spleen with loss of taste, a sticky sensation in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a thick,white tongue coat and frequent diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold. With Fu Ling, Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, for edema with Spleen Deficiency. With Dang Shen and Gan Jiang, for Deficiency Cold of the Middle Jiao with abdominal pain, distention, vomiting and diarrhea.

Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 4.5-6g

Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.

With Qing Pi, for flank pain and chest and abdominal distention due to Liver Qi Stagnation. With Bai Zhu, for anorexia and other symptoms of Damp-Obstruction due to Spleen Deficiency.

Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 4.5-6g

Powerfully tonifies Yuan Qi, tonifies Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart Qi, generates Body Fluids and stops thirst.

With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen.

Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 15-24g

Substitutes for Ren Shen. Tonifies the Middle Jiao, augments Qi, nourishes the Blood and promotes the generation of Body Fluids.

With Fu Ling, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with fatigue, a sensation of fullness in the abdomen, dizziness, lethargy, shortness of breath, anorexia and loose stools or diarrhea. With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with anorexia, loose stools and vomiting.

Polyporus Zhu Ling 4.5g

Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness and dispels Damp-Heat.

With Fu Ling, for Lin Syndrome, scanty urine, edema, loose stools, vaginal discharge, jaundice, leg Qi and diarrhea. With Ze Xie, drains Damp, unblocks and drains urinary pathways, and drains Heat from the Bladder. With Fu Ling and Ze Xie , for edema due to Spleen Deficiency.

Poria Fu Ling 4.5-6g

Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.

With Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, strengthens its ability to promote urination and leach out Dampness for dysuria and Phlegm accumulation. With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness. With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for a weak and deficient Spleen with fatigue, anorexia and loose stools. With Mu Xiang, for diarrhea and borborygmus due to Dampness. With Ze Xie, facilitates the removal of water and leaches out Dampness to treat stagnant water and Dampness leading to edema, jaundice, diarrhea, Milky Lin, and scanty, difficult urination with abdominal distention.

Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang 1.5g

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain, adjusts and regulates stagnant Qi in the Intestines, strengthens the Spleen, prevents Stagnation, dispels Damp-Heat and harmonizes the Liver and Spleen.

With Sha Ren, for distention, epigastric and abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, or tenesmus due to Qi Obstruction and/or Food Stagnation. With Bai Zhu, for anorexia with epigastric and abdominal pain and distention. with Qing Pi, for abdominal pain, distention and belching. With Sha Ren, Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for anorexia and abdominal distention and fullness which improves with warmth applied locally.

Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride Qing Pi 0.9g

Spreads Liver Qi, breaks up Stagnant Qi, dissipates accumulations, reduces Food Stagnation, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.

Formula Actions
  • Separates and reduces alcohol-Dampness
  • Warms the Middle
  • Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach
  • Clears Damp-Heat
Syndromes
  • Hangover from alcohol consumption
  • Spleen and Stomach Damp-Heat
  • Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold with Retention of Dampness
  • Spleen and Stomach Retention of Cold-Dampness
Clinical Manifestations
  • Hangover
  • Headache
  • Heart irritability
  • Trembling of the hands and feet
  • Chest and diaphragm distention
  • Reduced appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Hypochondriac pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting sour and bitter fluids
  • Yang jaundice (sclera and skin bright yellow)
  • Pain and fullness in ribs on both sides
  • Maybe pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Anorexia
  • Maybe alternating chills and fever
  • Concentrated, dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loose stools
  • Inhibited urination
  • Abdominal distention
  • Women:
  • Yellow vaginal discharge with foul smell
  • Pruritis vulvae
  • Men:
  • Pain, swelling and burning sensations of testicles
  • T: Pink or Pale and thick
  • C: Yellow and greasy or sticky or Smooth and white
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Slippery and rapid or Slippery or Slow
Treats
  • Hangover
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal Cold
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Scleroderma
  • Gastritis
  • Alcoholism
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
Contraindications
  • Do not take long-term.