Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia and Magnolia Bark Decoction)
Formula 8 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi
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- Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi
- Qi Stagnation with Phlegm, Plum-Pit Qi
- Moves Qi and disperses nodules
- Descends rebellious Qi.
- Resolves phlegm.
- Plum-Pit Qi - A subjective feeling that something is stuck in the throat, usually due to emotional upset
- A fullness, oppression, or stifling sensation in the chest and hypochondria.
- Cough with white sputum, nausea and vomiting.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Dusky or normal with a greasy or moist white tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Wiry and slippery pulse
- Globus Hystericus
- Gastro-intestinal Neurosis
- Chronic Laryngitis
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Do not use in Yin Deficient patients
- Do not use with patients who have a bitter taste in the mouth, flushed face, and a red tongue with scanty coat.
- This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.
Originally Appeared In:
- Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Large Intestine, Heart
There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Ban Xia (Qty: 9-12 grams)
LU, SP, ST
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Hou Po (Qty: 9 grams)
LI, LU, SP, ST
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Fu Ling (Qty: 12 grams)
HT, SP, LU
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Sheng Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)
LU, SP, ST
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Zi Su Ye (Qty: 6 grams)
Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
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