Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang (Pinellia, Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Gastrodia Decoction)

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang (Pinellia, Atractylodis Macrocephalae, and Gastrodia Decoction)

Formula 13 of 15 in Formulas that Treat Phlegm

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Pattern:

  • Internal Wind Phlegm

Actions:

  • Strengthens the Spleen and dispels dampness
  • Extinguishes Liver wind.
  • Transforms phlegm.

Indications:

  • Vertigo, dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting
  • Distension and fullness in the chest and epigastria.
  • Profuse expectoration of Sputum.
  • Hypertension.
  • Deviation of the eyes or mouth.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen with teeth marks and a white sticky coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery and wiry pulse

Western Uses:

  • Meniere's Disease

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use for vertigo due to rising Liver Yang or Blood Deficiency
  • 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.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Heart

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Photo Note:
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
Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome)
Quantity = 3 grams
Neutral Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
Channels:
LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Chinese:
天麻
Tone Marks:
tiān má
Translation:
Heavenly Hemp
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 18 grams
Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú
Ju Hong (Outermost Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel, Orange Peel)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri Rubrum)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Exocarpium Citri Rubrum
Chinese:
橘红
Tone Marks:
jú hóng
Alt Names:
Yun Pi, Yun Hong
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 3 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
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Quantity = 1.5 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
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 1 Slice
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 (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 2 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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