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Shen Ling Bai Zhu San (Ginseng, Poria, and Atractylodes Macrocephala Powder)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Normal pulse
  • Deficient pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. 20-25 grams of Dang Shen or Hai Er Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Kidneys

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):

Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 10 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 10 grams
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: 10 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 10 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea) 山药
Qty: 10 grams
Chan: KI, LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Bai Bian Dou (Semen Dolichoris Lablab)
Bai Bian Dou (Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos) 白扁豆
Qty: 7.5 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Dolichoris Lablab
Cat: Herbs that Clear and Relieve Summerheat
Lian Zi (Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae)
Lian Zi (Lotus Seed) 连子
Qty: 5 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Sweet, Astringent, Neutral
Latin: Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
Yi Yi Ren (Seeds of Job's Tears) 薏苡仁
Qty: 5 grams
Chan: SP, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin: Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)) 砂仁
Qty: 5 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Fructus Amomi
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower) 桔梗
Qty: 5 grams
Chan: LU (ST)
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin: Platycodi Radix
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
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