Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium)
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Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium)

Formula 8 of 8 in Formulas that Harmonize

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders

Pattern:

  • Stomach and Intestinal Disharmony with Heat and Cold Complex in the Middle Jiao

Actions:

  • Harmonizes the Stomach and descends rebellious Qi
  • Disperses accumulation, masses, and clumping.
  • Relieves fullness and focal distention.

Indications:

  • 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

Western Uses:

  • 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.

Preparation Notes:

  • 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)

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

Gan Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)

Hot Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
干姜
Tone Marks:
gān jiāng

Huang Qin (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín

Huang Lian (Qty: 3 grams)

Cold Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Coptidis
Chinese:
黄连
Tone Marks:
huáng lián
Translation:
Yellow Links

Ren Shen (Qty: 9 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Da Zao (Qty: 12 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

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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