Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia and Magnolia Bark Decoction)
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Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia and Magnolia Bark Decoction)

Formula 8 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Pattern:

  • Qi Stagnation with Phlegm, Plum-Pit Qi

Actions:

  • Moves Qi and disperses nodules
  • Descends rebellious Qi.
  • Resolves phlegm.

Indications:

  • 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

Western Uses:

  • Globus Hystericus
  • Hysteria
  • Gastro-intestinal Neurosis
  • Esophagospasm
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Tracheitis

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.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

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)

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

Hou Po (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Chinese:
厚朴
Tone Marks:
hòu pò

Fu Ling (Qty: 12 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

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)

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

Zi Su Ye (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Perillae Folium
Chinese:
紫苏叶
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū yè

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