Bàn Xià Hòu Pò Tāng (Pinellia and Magnolia Bark Decoction)
Formula 7 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi
- Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi
- Qi Stagnation with Phlegm, Plum-Pit Qi
- Moves Qi and disperses nodules
- Descends rebellious Qi.
- Resolves phlegm.
- Plum-Pit Qi - A subjective feeling that something is stuck in the throat, usually due to emotional upset
- A fullness, oppression, or stifling sensation in the chest and hypochondria.
- Cough with white sputum, nausea and vomiting.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Dusky or normal with a greasy or moist white tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Globus Hystericus
- Gastro-intestinal Neurosis
- Chronic Laryngitis
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Do not use in Yin Deficient patients
- Do not use with patients who have a bitter taste in the mouth, flushed face, and a red tongue with scanty coat.
- This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).
Originally Appeared In:
- Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Large Intestine, Heart
Substances in this Formula (5 Total):