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Ma Zi Ren Wan (Hemp Seed Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • Intestinal Dryness (Deficient body fluids) and Heat causing Constipation

Actions:

  • Unblocks the bowels by lubricating and moistens the Intestines

Indications:

  • Constipation with dry hard stool, tenesmus, and frequent urination

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry and yellow tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep and rapid pulse
  • Floating and choppy pulse.

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not uses in cases where constipation is due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Use with caution in pregnant and weak patients
  • 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).

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind ingredients into an even powder, taking 9 Gram doses twice a day with warm water.
  • This formula can be decocted with an appropriate reduction in dosages.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Lungs, Liver, Heart

Substances in this Formula (6 Total):


Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis Sativae)
Huo Ma Ren (Hemp Seeds or Cannabis Seeds) 火麻仁
Qty: 500-600 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Cannabis Sativae
Cat: Moist Laxatives
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 150-250 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 150-250 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange) 枳实
Qty: 150-250 grams
Chan: LI, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin: Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) 厚朴
Qty: 150-250 grams
Chan: LI, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 300-500 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
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