Jian Pi Wan (Strengthen the Spleen Pill)
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Jian Pi Wan (Strengthen the Spleen Pill)

Formula 4 of 5 in Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern:

  • Food Stagnation with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slightly yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where Food Stagnation is due to food poisoning or excess consumption of food and drink.

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use water to form into pills.
  • Take one 6-9 gram dose, 2-3 times a day with warm water.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Standards of Patterns and Treatments (Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Lungs, Heart, Kidneys, Large Intestine, Liver, Gall Bladder

There are 13 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bai Zhu (Qty: 75 grams (dry fried))

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

Fu Ling (Qty: 60 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

Ren Shen (Qty: 45 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

Shan Yao (Qty: 30 grams)

Neutral Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Channels:
KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Chinese:
山药
Tone Marks:
shān yao
Alt Names:
Huai Shan Yao, Huai Shan
Translation:
Mountain Herb, Mountain Medicine

Rou Dou Kou (Qty: 30 grams)

Warm Rou Dou Kou (Semen Myristicae Fragrantis)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Chinese:
肉豆蔻
Tone Marks:
ròu dòu kòu
Translation:
Fleshy Cardamom

Shan Zha (Qty: 30 grams)

Slightly Warm Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sour, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Crataegi
Chinese:
山楂
Tone Marks:
shān zhā

Shen Qu (Qty: 30 grams (dry fried))

Warm Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Massa Medica Fermentata
Chinese:
神曲
Tone Marks:
shén qŭ
Translation:
Divine Fermented Mass

Mai Ya (Qty: 30 grams (dry fried))

Neutral Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Chinese:
麦芽
Tone Marks:
mài yá

Mu Xiang (Qty: 22.5 grams)

Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance

Chen Pi (Qty: 30 grams)

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

Sha Ren (Qty: 30 grams)

Warm Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Fructus Amomi
Chinese:
砂仁
Tone Marks:
shā rén
Translation:
Sand Seeds

Huang Lian (Qty: 22.5 grams (wine fried))

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

Gan Cao (Qty: 22.5 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

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