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Jian Pi Wan (Strengthen the Spleen Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern:

  • Food Stagnation with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slightly yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where Food Stagnation is due to food poisoning or excess consumption of food and drink.

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use water to form into pills.
  • Take one 6-9 gram dose, 2-3 times a day with warm water.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Standards of Patterns and Treatments (Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, Large Intestine, Liver, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (13 Total):


Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 75 grams (dry fried)
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 45 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea) 山药
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Rou Dou Kou (Semen Myristicae Fragrantis)
Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg Seeds) 肉豆蔻
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)
Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit) 山楂
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, ST
Prop: Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Fructus Crataegi
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven) 神曲
Qty: 30 grams (dry fried)
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Massa Medica Fermentata
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt) 麦芽
Qty: 30 grams (dry fried)
Chan: LIV, SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea) 木香
Qty: 22.5 grams
Chan: GB, LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)) 砂仁
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Fructus Amomi
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 22.5 grams (wine fried)
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Gan Cao (Licorice Root) 甘草
Qty: 22.5 grams
Chan: All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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