Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Hb. Agastache||Huo Xiang||3-15g||
Aromatically transforms Dampness, harmonizes the Middle Jiao, stops vomiting and releases the exterior.
With Zi Su Ye and Hou Po, for fever and chills, a stifling sensation in the chest and epigastrium, cough and nausea due to Wind-Cold with Dampness Obstructing the Middle Jiao. With Zhi Ban Xia, Fu Ling and Hou Po, for early stages of Damp-Warmth when Dampness predominates with fever, a stifling sensation in the chest, nausea, a sense of being encumbered a sticky sensation in the mouth and a lack of thirst. With Zi Su Ye, transforms Dampness, regulates Qi, harmonizes the Stomach, stops nausea and vomiting and treats turbid Dampness Obstructing the Spleen with lethargy, a stifling sensation in the chest, nausea , loss of appetite, diarrhea or loose stools and a thick tongue coat and releases the Exterior to treat Externally contracted pathogens such as Externally- contracted Cold during Hot, Damp summer weather, with fever, lethargy, a stifling sensation in the chest and nausea. With Zi Su Ye and Bai Zhi, for Summer-Dampness with Wind-Cold. With Zhi Ban Xia, for nausea and vomiting.
|Ginger-fried Cx. Magnoliae||Jiang Chao Hou Po||2-12g||
Transforms Dampness, promotes the movement of Qi, warms and invigorates the Spleen, and descends Rebellious Qi.
With Zhi Ban Xia and Fu Ling, for Phlegm Obstructing the Qi, leading to coughing, vomiting or a sense of something stuck in the throat.
|Per. Citri Reticulatae||Chen Pi||3-12g||
Regulates Qi, tonifies Spleen, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.
With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting and hiccups due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi and Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle with nausea and hiccup. With Zhi Ban Xia, for a stifling sensation in the chest and cough with excessive white, viscous sputum due to Phlegm-Damp Obstruction.
|Fol. Perillae||Zi Su Ye||1-12g||
Releases the exterior, disperses Cold and moves Spleen and Stomach Qi.
With Huo Xiang, releases the exterior, regulates Qi, warms the Middle, and transforms turbidity. With JIe Geng, for Common colds with nasal congestion and productive cough. with Huo Xiang, releases the exterior, regulates Qi, warms the Middle, and transforms turbidity for influenza and common cold due to Wind-Cold-Dampness and is especially effective for abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea and for externally-contracted Cold during Hot, Damp summer weather, with fever, lethargy, a stifling sensation in the chest and nausea. with Zhi Ban Xia and Hou Po, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Stagnation with accumulation of Phlegm. With Chen Pi, Zhi Ban Xia and Huo Xiang, for Stomach flu or acute enteritis due to Spleen and Stomach Qi Stagnation.
|Rx. Angelica Dahuricae||Bai Zhi||1.5-9g||
Expels Wind and disperses Cold.
With Gan Cao, for stomachache and ulcer pain. With JIe Geng, for ulcerated boils when pus has not been discharged.
|Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum||Zhi Ban Xia||3-12g||
Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends Rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.
With Chen Pi, for epigastric and abdominal distention or pain due to disharmony of the Stomach Qi. With Fu Ling, treats Phlegm, thin mucus and turbid Dampness. With Sheng JIang, for vomiting due to Cold, Thin Mucus. With Huo Xiang, for nausea with lethargy, anorexia, poor concentration and a swollen, pale tongue with a greasy, white coat due to turbid Dampness in the Spleen and Stomach, vomiting during the summer and fever, vomiting, lethargy and diarrhea associated with Summerheat. With Hou Po, for Phlegm-induced cough, vomiting, and epigastric and abdominal distention, Phlegm-Dampness with Qi Stagnation, Phlegm and Qi Obstruction with a sensation of fullness in the chest with coughing and wheezing, nausea, vomiting and a sensation of distention in the hypochondrium and Plum-pit Qi Stagnation. with Hou Po, Zi Su Ye and Fu Ling, for Plum-pit Qi Stagnation.
|Per. Arecae||Da Fu Pi||1-12g||
Promotes movement of Qi, descends Qi, expels Dampness, promotes urination and reduces edema.
With Hou Po and Chen Pi, for epigastric and abdominal distention and discomfort with difficult bowel movements associated with stagnant Qi and Dampness.
|Rz. Atractylodes Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||3-12g||
Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi, dries Dampness and stabilizes the exterior.
With Da Fu Pi, strengthens the Spleen, assists transportation, dredges clogged Stagnation, facilitates the removal of pathogenic water and Dampness, and reduces edema for treatment of Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness Obstruction (loss of appetite, epigastric and abdominal fullness and distention, and edema) and Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness accumulating in the skin with floating edema. With Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency. With Fu Ling and Sheng Jiang, for edema with Kidney Yang Deficiency.
Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
With Zhi Ban Xia, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting. With Zhi Ban Xia and Chen Pi, for nausea, vomiting, chest fullness and distention, and anorexia due to congested fluids. With Zhi Ban Xia, Chen Pi and Sheng Jiang, for congested fluids in the Stomach causing nausea and vomiting. With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||1.5-10g||
Opens Lungs, spreads Lung Qi and expels Phlegm.
With Zhi Gan Cao, for hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat, disseminates Lung Qi, expels Phlegm, resolves toxicity, and expels pus for productive cough with hoarseness, pain and swelling of the throat due to Wind-Heat, Lung abscess with expectoration of pus and pain in the chest and flanks and Excess disorders in the Upper Jiao with no disorder in the Lower Jiao. With Zhi Ban Xia, for cough due to Wind-Cold Invasion or long-standing Phlegm-Dampness.
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jiang||1-3g||
Releases the exterior, warms the Middle and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Da Zao, adjusts the Ying and Wei for treatment of Tai Yang Zhong Feng, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, protects Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal tract by other herbs. With Zhi Ban Xia, for productive cough due to Phlegm-Dampness. With Zi Su Ye, for vomiting and diarrhea from seafood poisoning.
|Fr. Jujube||Da Zao||1-5g||
Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata||Zhi Gan Cao||1.5-12g||
Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
- Releases the Exterior
- Transforms Dampness
- Regulates Qi
- Harmonizes the Middle Jiao
- Exogenous Wind Cold with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency (External/Internal Damp)
- Summer Heat with Cold complications
- San Jiao - Cold-Damp in the Upper Jiao
- Fever and chills
- Chest and gastric fullness and oppression
- Pain in the epigastrium and abdomen
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of taste
- Aversion to Cold
- No perspiration
- Chest discomfort
- Sore throat
- General lassitude
- Delirious speech
- Maybe loss of voice
- Intermittent chills and fever
- Afternoon fever and tight
- Sudden turmoil disorder
- Malarial disorders
- Loose stools
- T: Normal
- C: Greasy and white
- P: Moderate and soggy or floating and forceful
- Influenza (Stomach flu)
- Intestinal flu
- Nonspecific acute colitis
- Acute gastroenteritis
- Common cold
- Heat stroke
- Infantile cough
- Infantile eye ailments
- Acute colitis
- Diaper rash
- Coronary artery disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal fullness and distention
- Hot skin with perspiration
- Tumors of the ears
- Infantile toothache due to stagnant food
- Infantile sore throat
- Viral enteritis
- Acute gastritis
- Acute enteritis
- Mild miasmic malaria
- Food poisoning
- Fungal infection
- Toxicity secondary to chemotherapy
- Abdominal Cold
- Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat with thirst, dry throat, greasy yellow tongue coat.
- Modify for Wind-Heat or Fire due to Deficiency.
- Contraindicated for those with Yin or Blood Deficiencies.