Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Powder)
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Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Powder)

Formula 6 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Pattern:

  • Damp Cold stagnation in the Middle Jiao

Actions:

  • Dries dampness and strengthens the Spleen
  • Activates and regulates the Spleen and Stomach Qi.
  • Harmonizes the middle Jiao.

Indications:

  • Fullness and distention in the abdomen and epigastria
  • Loss of appetite and taste.
  • Indigestion, nausea, vomiting, loose stool, belching and acid regurgitation.
  • Heavy sensation of the limbs, a desire to sleep, and fatigue.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen tongue with teeth marks and thick white greasy coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery and possibly slow pulse

Western Uses:

  • Acute and Chronic Gastroenteritis
  • Functional Gastric Neurosis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Infantile Indigestion
  • Induce Labor

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula is warm and drying and should be modified (or not used) in cases of Yin and Blood deficiency or pregnancy

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Lungs, Large Intestine

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Cang Zhu (Qty: 12-15 grams)

Warm Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis
Chinese:
苍术
Tone Marks:
cāng zhú

Hou Po (Qty: 9-12 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

Chen Pi (Qty: 9-12 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

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 3-6 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

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 3 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

Da Zao (Qty: 3 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

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