Shi Pi Yin (Bolster the Spleen Decoction)

Shi Pi Yin (Bolster the Spleen Decoction)

Formula 17 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thick greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • 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:

  • Effective Formulas from Generations of Physicians (Shi Yi De Xiao Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Fu Zi (Processed Aconite)
Quantity = 6 grams
Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage
Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 grams
Hot Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
HT, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
干姜
Tone Marks:
gān jiāng
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 6 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
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 6 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
Mu Gua (Chinese Quince Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Warm Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae
Chinese:
木瓜
Tone Marks:
mù guā
Translation:
Wood Melon
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 6 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
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 6 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
Da Fu Pi (Betel Husk)
Quantity = 6 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
Cao Guo (Tsaoko Fruit)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Cao Guo (Fructus Amomi Tsao-ko)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Amomi Tsao-ko
Chinese:
草果
Tone Marks:
căo guŏ
Translation:
Grass Fruit
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
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 5 Slices
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 = 1 Piece
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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