Ma Zi Ren Wan (Hemp Seed Pill)
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Ma Zi Ren Wan (Hemp Seed Pill)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • Intestinal Dryness (Deficient body fluids) and Heat causing Constipation

Actions:

  • Unblocks the bowels by lubricating and moistens the Intestines

Indications:

  • Constipation with dry hard stool, tenesmus, and frequent urination

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dry and yellow tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep and rapid pulse
  • Floating and choppy pulse.

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not uses in cases where constipation is due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Use with caution in pregnant and weak patients

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind ingredients into an even powder, taking 9 Gram doses twice a day with warm water.
  • This formula can be decocted with an appropriate reduction in dosages.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Lungs, Liver, Heart

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huo Ma Ren (Qty: 500-600 grams)

Neutral Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis Sativae)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Cannabis Sativae
Chinese:
火麻仁
Tone Marks:
huŏ má rén
Translation:
Fire Hemp Seeds

Xing Ren (Qty: 150-250 grams)

Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren

Bai Shao (Qty: 150-250 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Zhi Shi (Qty: 150-250 grams)

Slightly Cold Zhi Shi (Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳实
Tone Marks:
zhĭ shí

Hou Po (Qty: 150-250 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

Da Huang (Qty: 300-500 grams)

Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow

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