Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan (Immature Bitter Orange Pill to Reduce Focal Distension)

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Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan (Immature Bitter Orange Pill to Reduce Focal Distension)

Formula 5 of 5 in Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and form into small pills.
  • Take one 6-9 gram dose, 2 times a day with warm water.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (Lan Shi Mi Cang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

15 grams of Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange)

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

12 grams (honey-fried) of Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)

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

15 grams of Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Cold Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Coptidis
Chinese:
黄连
Tone Marks:
huáng lián
Translation:
Yellow Links

9 grams of Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
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

9 grams of Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

6 grams of Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)

Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú

6 grams of Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)

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

6 grams of Mai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt)

Neutral Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris)
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris
Chinese:
麦芽
Tone Marks:
mài yá

3 grams of Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Rhizome)

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

6 grams of Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

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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