Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Dry-fried Rz. Atractylodis||Chao Cang Zhu||4-15g||
Dispels Lower Jiao Dampness and strengthens the transporting function of the Spleen.
With Hou Po, dries Dampness and tonifies the Spleen. With Hou Po and Chen Pi, for epigastric fullness, fatigue and discomfort, anorexia, vomiting and/or diarrhea with a turbid, greasy tongue due to Dampness Obstructing the Middle Jiao. With Da Zao, for chronic accumulation of Dampness in the Spleen with hypochondriac pain, acid reflux and anorexia.
|Ginger-fried Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis||Jiang Chao Hou Po||3-12g||
Circulates Qi, dispels Dampness, disperses fullness and warms and invigorates the Spleen.
With Chen Pi, revives the Spleen and increases the appetite. With Cang Zhu, for Dampness obstructing Spleen Yang with epigastric fullness, abdominal and epigastric distention, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, loss of taste and a thick, greasy tongue coat. With Cang Zhu and Chen Pi, for Stomach Excess.
|Per. Citri Reticulatae||Chen Pi||3-12g||
Regulates Qi, transforms Dampness and assists Hou Po in descending Qi and eliminating distention.
With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting and hiccups due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi and Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle with nausea and hiccup.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata||Zhi Gan Cao||1-6g||
Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi and moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jiang||1-3g||
Disperses Cold, warms the Middle and stops vomiting.
With Da Zao, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, protects Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal. tract by other herbs.
|Fr. Zizyphi Jujube||Da Zao||1-5g||
Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
- Dries Dampness
- Strengthens Spleen's transporting function
- Promotes movement of Qi
- Harmonizes the Stomach
- Cold-Damp Distresses the Spleen
- Spleen Damp Disturbs the Lungs
- Damp Stagnation in the Spleen and Stomach
- Distention and fullness in epigastrium and abdomen
- Loss of taste and appetite
- Heavy sensation in the limbs and body
- Loose stools or diarrhea after eating
- Easily fatigued
- Increased desire to sleep
- Feeling lazy with a preference for inactivity
- Acid regurgitation
- Cough with sputum
- Shortness of breath
- Fullness in the chest
- Persistent bitter taste in mouth
- Headache triggered by strong smells
- T: Pale and swollen
- C: Thick, white and greasy
- P: Slippery and even or Slow or Moderate
- Acute and chronic gastroenteritis
- Chronic gastritis
- Gastrointestinal neurosis
- Peptic ulcer
- Infantile indigestion
- Induction of labor
- Gastrointestinal weakness
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Reduced libido
- Acid reflux
- Stomach cancer
- Food allergies
- Abdominal fullness and distention
- Low back pain
- Intestinal obstruction
- Chronic colitis
- Coronary artery disease
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Acute indigestion
- Gastric neurosis
- Erectile dysfunction
- Functional gastric neurosis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Food poisoning
- Stomach flu
- Abdominal pain during pregnancy
- Modify significantly for those with Yin or Blood Deficiency.
- Use caution during pregnancy.