Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Rz. Alismatis||Ze Xie||4-20g||
Drains Dampness and promotes urination.
With Bai Zhu, for thin mucus beneath the Heart leading to cough, vertigo, dizziness and tinnitus, Spleen Deficiency leading to accumulation of Dampness with urinary difficulty, loose stools, diarrhea Milky Lin or vaginal discharge and Meniere's Disease. With Fu Ling, 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. With Fu Ling and Zhu Ling, for generalized edema.
Assists Yang, drains Dampness, promotes urination and strengthens the Spleen.
With Zhu Ling, promotes urination to treat Lin Syndrome, scanty urine, edema, loose stools, vaginal discharge, jaundice, leg Qi and diarrhea. With Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, strengthens its ability to promote urination and leach out Dampness and treats dysuria and Phlegm accumulation With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and promotes urination. With Gui Zhi, warms and transforms Fluids, unblocks Yang, promotes urination and reduces edema. With Ze Xie, Gui Zhi and Bai Zhu, for Damp Obstruction causing Lin Syndrome, edema, heaviness of the body, and irritability. With Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Heart Deficiencies causing facial edema, palpitations, and shortness of breath.
Eliminates Dampness and promotes urination.
With Ze Xie, drains Dampness, promotes urination and drains Heat from the Bladder.
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||2.3-15g||
Strengthens the Spleen, resolves dampness and aids transformation and transportation of Fluids.
With Fu Ling and Gui Zhi, for Spleen Deficiency with chest distention and edema. With Cang Zhu, for Damp Cold Painful Obstruction, musculoskeletal disorders of the arms and shoulders due to Phlegm Stagnation and vaginal discharge. With Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, for edema due to Internal Dampness. With Fu Ling and Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiencies. With Fu Ling, Zhu Ling and Ze Xie, for edema with Spleen Deficiency. With Fu Ling and Sheng Jiang, for edema with Kidney Yang Deficiency. With Gui Zhi, Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for accumulation of Phlegm.
|Ram. Cinnamomi||Gui Zhi||1.5-15g||
Warms the Ming Men, assists the Bladder in transforming and passing urine, helps the Spleen resolve Dampness and releases the exterior.
With Zhi Gan Cao, for palpitations and shortness of breath due to injured Yang of the chest. With Fu Ling, Zhu Ling, Ze Xie and Bai Zhu, for edema and dysuria due to Yang Deficiency.
|Rz. Atractylodis||Cang Zhu||4-15g||
Dispels Dampness, tonifies the Spleen and strengthens the transporting function of the Spleen.
With Hou Po, for Dampness Obstructing the middle Jiao.
|Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis||Hou Po||3-12g||
Circulates Qi, dispels Dampness, disperses fullness and warms the Spleen.
With Cang Zhu, dries Damp and tonifies the Spleen. With Chen Pi, revives the Spleen and increases appetite. With Cang Zhu and Chen Pi, for stomach Excess with epigastric fullness and distention, acid regurgitation, distasteful belching, and nausea and vomiting and Dampness Accumulation with Qi Stagnation.
|Per. Citri Reticulatae||Chen Pi||3-12g||
Regulates Qi, transforms Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and descends Qi.
Assists Hou Po in descending Qi and eliminating distention. With Bai Zhu, for anorexia and other manifestations of Damp-Obstruction due to Spleen Deficiency. 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 Cang Zhu and Fu Ling, for a thick white tongue coat with no desire to drinks.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata||Zhi Gan Cao||1-6g||
Harmonizes and strengthens the Spleen.
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jiang||1-3g||
Warms the middle.
With Da Zao, mildly regulates and harmonizes the Spleen and Stomach, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, prevents Phlegm accumulation and protects Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal tract by other herbs. With Gui Zhi, strongly induces sweating for treatment of External Wind-Cold with chills, fever, body aches and anhidrosis and warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid. With Gui Zhi and Da Zao, harmonizes the Ying and Wei to drive out pathogens.
|Fr. Zizyphi Jujube||Da Zao||1-5g||
Harmonizes and strengthens the Spleen.
- Dispels Dampness in the Spleen
- Regulates flow of Qi in the Spleen and Stomach
- Cold-Damp Distresses the Spleen
- Abdominal fullness
- Heavy head and body
- Edema of the face and eyes
- Watery diarrhea
- Short, scanty urination
- Epigastric distention and pain
- Maybe loose stools with undigested food
- Edema of the lower extremities
- Joint pain
- T: Pink or Pale
- C: White and greasy
- P: Soft and thready or Relaxed
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Gastric neurosis
- Acute enteritis
- Meniere's disease
- Vaginal discharge
- Stomach cancer
- Yin jaundice
- Abdominal fullness and distention
- Chronic hepatitis
- Acute glomerulonephritis
- Sweating from the hands and feet
- Acute and chronic gastroenteritis
- Cardiac edema
- Nephritic edema
- Urinary retention
- Scrotal hydrocele
- Attacks of neuralgia during the summer
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Crohn's disease
- Stomach flu
- Chronic glomerulonephritis