Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Pin Ying Name: Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
English Name: Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Decoction
Chinese Name: 參苓白朮散
Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Actions|
|Rx. Ginseng||Ren Shen||
Strongly tonifies Spleen and Lung Qi.
With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen. With Bai Zhu and Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency with anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal distention and fatigue.
|Rx. Codonopsis||Dang Shen||
Substitutes for Ren Shen.
|Rx. Pseudostellariae||Tai Zi Shen||
Substitutes for Ren Shen.
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||
Strengthens the Spleen and dries Dampness.
With Fu Ling and Yi Yi Ren, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with Dampness. With Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency. With Ren Shen, Fu Ling, Yi Yi Ren and Sha Ren, for diarrhea due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with Dampness.
Dries Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and dries Dampness. With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for a weak and deficient Spleen with fatigue, anorexia and loose stools.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata||Zhi Gan Cao||
Harmonizes, warms and strengthens the Middle Jiao.
With Dang Shen, for anorexia, fatigue and loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.
|Rx. Dioscoreae||Shan Yao||
Tonifies the Spleen and Lungs and stops diarrhea.
With Fu Ling and Bai Zhu, for Spleen Deficiency with loose, watery stools. With Dang Shen, for Spleen and Kidney Deficiency with fatigue, weakness, anorexia, and watery stools. With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for decreased appetite and lack of energy due to Spleen Deficiency.
|Sm. Dolichorus||Bai Bian Dou||
Strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness.
With Lian Zi, strengthens the Spleen and stops diarrhea. With Bai Zhu and Shan Yao, for diarrhea or vaginal discharge due to Spleen Deficiency. With Ren Shen, Fu Ling, Bai Zhu and Yi Yi Ren, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with Dampness.
|Sm. Nelumbinis||Lian Zi||
Tonifies the Spleen and astringes diarrhea.
With Ren Shen, Bai Zhu and Shan Yao, for chronic Spleen Deficiency diarrhea. With Dang Shen, Fu Ling and Bai Zhu , for Spleen Deficient diarrhea with poor appetite.
|Sm. Coicis||Yi Yi Ren||
Strengthens the Spleen, drains Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
With Fu Ling, for Spleen Deficiency with Excess Dampness and edema. With Fu Ling and Bai Zhu, for Spleen Deficiency diarrhea. with Fu Ling, Bai Zhu and Shan Yao, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with loose stools and reduced appetite.
|Fr. Amomi||Sha Ren||
Aromatically transforms Dampness, moves Qi and stops diarrhea, allowing the formula to tonify without stagnating.
With Bai Zhu and Dang Shen, for abdominal pain and diarrhea due to Dampness Obstructing the Spleen and Stomach and morning sickness. With Bai Zhu and Ren Shen, for Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||
Unblocks Lung Qi and expels Phlegm.
With Zhi Gan Cao, 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 and Lung abscess with expectoration of pus and pain in the chest and flanks. With Zhi Gan Cao and Yi Yi Ren, for Lung abscess with chest pain, fever, cough with foul-smelling, yellow, sticky sputum.
- Augments Qi
- Strengthens the Spleen
- Resolves Dampness
- Stops diarrhea
- Loose stools or watery diarrhea
- Weak extremities
- Weight loss
- Distention and a stifling sensation in chest and epigastrium
- Pale wan complexion
- Abdominal distention
- Maybe vomiting
- Reduced appetite
- Reduced appetite
- Diarrhea with onset of menstrual flow
- Cough with copious sputum
- Leukorrhea in obese women
- T: Pale or Pale red
- C: White - maybe greasy
- P: Thready and even or Even and Deficient
- Chronic gastritis
- Chronic hepatitis
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic nephritis
- Chronic glomerulonephritis
- Diabetes mellitus
- Malabsorbtion syndromes
- Malnutrition (especially in children)
- Chronic gastroenteritis
- Gastrointestinal side effects of radiation or chemotherapy
- Chronic diarrhea
- Duodenal ulcer
- Liver cirrhosis
- Cognitive impairment
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Ulcerative enterophthisis with diarrhea
- Irregular menstruation
- Childhood eczema
- Eyelid edema
- Common cold in the elderly
- Myasthenia gravis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre disease
- Acute myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord)
- Progressive muscular dystrophy
- The sequelae of poliomyelitis
- Stomach cancer
- Epstein-Barr virus syndrome
- Chronic tonsillitis
- Sore throat
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Sweating from the hands and feet
- Atrophy (Wei) Syndrome
- Pulmonary tuberculosis
- Chronic enteritis
- Anorexia during convalescence
- Infantile diarrhea
- Severe fatigue during convalescence
- Intestinal tuberculosis
- Uterine bleeding
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic colitis
- Compromised immune system
- Chronic pancreatitis with diarrhea
- Chronic pharyngitis
- Optic atrophy
- Acute infectious multiple neuritis
- Progressive myodystrophy
- Progressive myodystrophia
- Hysterical paralysis
- Periodic paralysis
- Facial paralysis
- Myalgic encephalomyelitis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Post-glandular fever
- Immune deficiency
- Abdominal fullness and distention
- Chronic sinusitis
- Premenstrual tension
- Contraindicated for those with Excess syndromes.
- Modify for concurrent Heat from Yin Deficiency.
- Use with caution during pregnancy.
- Use with caution for those with Exterior or Interior Heat conditions.