Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang (Pinellia, Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Gastrodia Decoction)
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Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang (Pinellia, Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Gastrodia Decoction)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Pattern:

  • Internal Wind Phlegm

Actions:

  • Strengthens the Spleen and dispels dampness
  • Extinguishes Liver wind.
  • Transforms phlegm.

Indications:

  • Vertigo, dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting
  • Distension and fullness in the chest and epigastria.
  • Profuse expectoration of Sputum.
  • Hypertension.
  • Deviation of the eyes or mouth.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen with teeth marks and a white sticky coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery and wiry pulse

Western Uses:

  • Meniere's Disease

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for vertigo due to rising Liver Yang or Blood Deficiency
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Heart

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ban Xia (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

Tian Ma (Qty: 3 grams)

Neutral Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
Channels:
LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Chinese:
天麻
Tone Marks:
tiān má
Translation:
Heavenly Hemp

Bai Zhu (Qty: 18 grams)

Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú

Ju Hong (Qty: 3 grams)

Warm Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Chinese:
橘红
Tone Marks:
jú hóng
Alt Names:
Yun Pi, Yun Hong

Fu Ling (Qty: 3 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Gan Cao (Qty: 1.5 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 1 Slice)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 2 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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