Zhong Man Fen Xiao Wan (Separate and Reduce Fullness in the Middle Pill)

Zhong Man Fen Xiao Wan (Separate and Reduce Fullness in the Middle Pill)

Formula 9 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Yellow greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry rapid pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all substances into an even powder, and then use steam to form small pills.
  • Taken in 6-9 Gram doses, 2-3 times a day.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 16 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Quantity = 30 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
Zhi Shi (Immature Fruit of the Bitter Orange)
Quantity = 15 grams (Dry-Fried)
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
Jiang Huang (Turmeric Rhizome)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Jiang Huang (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae)
Channels:
SP, ST, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Chinese:
姜黄
Tone Marks:
jiāng huáng
Translation:
Ginger Yellow
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 36 grams (Dry-Fried)
Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín
Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)
Quantity = 15 grams (Dry-Fried)
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
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
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)
Quantity = 15 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
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)
Quantity = 12 grams (Dry Fried)
Cold Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Channels:
LU, ST, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Chinese:
知母
Tone Marks:
zhī mŭ
Translation:
Know About Mother
Ze Xie (Water Plantain Rhizome, Alisma)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Alismatis
Chinese:
泽泻
Tone Marks:
zé xiè
Alt Names:
Fu Ze Xie
Translation:
Marsh Drain
Zhu Ling (Polyporus Sclerotium)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cool Zhu Ling (Sclerotium Polypori Umbellati)
Channels:
SP, KI, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cool (or Neutral)
Latin:
Sclerotium Polypori Umbellati
Chinese:
猪苓
Tone Marks:
zhū líng
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 = 3 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
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 3 grams
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
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
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
Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit))
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Fructus Amomi
Chinese:
砂仁
Tone Marks:
shā rén
Translation:
Sand Seeds

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