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Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan (Immature Bitter Orange Pill to Reduce Focal Distension)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and form into small pills.
  • Take one 6-9 gram dose, 2 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:

  • Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (Lan Shi Mi Cang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):


Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange) 枳实
Qty: 15 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: 12 grams (honey-fried)
Chan: LI, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) 黄连
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Coptidis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 9 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: 6 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: 6 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt) 麦芽
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation
Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome) 干姜
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Hot
Latin: dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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