Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium)
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- Formulas that Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders
- Stomach and Intestinal Disharmony with Heat and Cold Complex in the Middle Jiao
- Harmonizes the Stomach and descends rebellious Qi
- Disperses accumulation, masses, and clumping.
- Relieves fullness and focal distention.
- Epigastric fullness, tightness, stuffiness, or focal distention with very little or no pain
- Dry heaves, retching, or vomiting.
- diarrhea with borborygmus.
- Loss of appetite.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Thin, yellow, greasy tongue coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Wiry and Rapid Pulse
- Acute Gastroenteritis
- Chronic Gastritis
- Chronic Hepatitis
- Early stage Cirrhosis
- Hyper-Secretion of Acid Causing Gastric Ulcers
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- This formula is drying Do not uses in cases of Stomach Yin Deficiency with dry heaves or nausea.
- This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.
- Decoction. Modern dosage of Ban Xia is often increased by 3 Grams, Zhi Gan Cao is often reduced by 3 grams, and only 4 pieces of Da Zao are used.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Large Intestine, Gall Bladder, Liver
There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Ban Xia (Qty: 9 grams)
LU, SP, ST
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Gan Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)
HT, LU, SP, ST
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Huang Qin (Qty: 9 grams)
GB, LI, LU, ST
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Huang Lian (Qty: 3 grams)
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Ren Shen (Qty: 9 grams)
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Da Zao (Qty: 12 pieces)
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 9 grams)
All 12 Channels
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