Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San (Agastache Powder to Rectify the Qi)

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San (Agastache Powder to Rectify the Qi)

Formula 6 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Pattern:

  • External Wind-Cold with internal turbid dampness

Actions:

  • Releases the exterior and resolves turbid dampness
  • Activates the Qi and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

Indications:

  • Headache, chills and fever, aversion to cold, a sensation of oppression and fullness in the chest, nausea and vomiting, abdominal and epigastric pain, loss of appetite, loss of taste, diarrhea, borborygmus, flatulence

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Slightly pale tongue with a white and greasy coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating and tight pulse
  • Soggy and moderate pulse

Western Uses:

  • Influenza
  • Intestinal Flu
  • Non-specific Acute Colitis
  • Acute Gastroenteritis
  • Acute Diarrhea

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula is warm and drying, thus it should not be used in cases of Wind Heat with dampness or Yin deficiency with heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Usually cooked on high heat for approximately 10-20 minutes.

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:

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huo Xiang (Patchouli, Agastache)
Quantity = 12 grams
Slightly Warm Huo Xiang (Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis
Chinese:
藿香
Tone Marks:
huò xiāng
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 9 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 (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 9 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
Zi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Warm
Latin:
Perillae Folium
Chinese:
紫苏叶
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū yè
Bai Zhi (Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Channels:
LU, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Chinese:
白芷
Tone Marks:
bái zhĭ
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 9 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
Da Fu Pi (Betel Husk)
Quantity = 9 grams
Slightly Warm Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae Catechu)
Channels:
LI, SI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Pericarpium Arecae Catechu
Chinese:
大腹皮
Tone Marks:
dà fù pí
Translation:
Big Abdomen Peel
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 12 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
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 9 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
Jie Geng (Root of the Balloon Flower)
Quantity = 9 grams
Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 3 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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