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(Pinellia Drain the Heart
This formula comes from Zhang Zhong-jing’s late Han dynasty Shan Han Lun
(Treatise on Damage [due to] Cold). It is considered a modification of Xiao Chai
Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction). Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in
500mg gelatin capsules.
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 86 mg
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis) 86 mg
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 86 mg
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 86 mg
Gan Jiang(dry Rhizoma Zingiberis) 57 mg
mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 57 mg
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 42 mg
Harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow, fortifies the spleen and
supplements the qi, clears heat and eliminates dampness from the stomach and
intestines, disperses glomus and eliminates distention
Damp heat in the stomach and intestines with a simultaneous spleen qi vacuity.
Some of the many gastrointestinal conditions which may manifest this pattern
include acute nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, acute and chronic gastritis,
irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and Crohn’s disease.
Signs & symptoms of damp heat in the stomach and intestines include:
Signs & symptoms of spleen
qi vacuity include:
Lack of strength
A swollen tongue with
teeth-marks on its edges
Possible cracks in the
center of the tongue
A forceless, possibly fine
Within this formula, Ban Xia and Gan Jiangharmonize the stomach and downbear
counterflow as well as eliminate dampness. Dang Shen, Gan Jiang, Da Zao, and
mix-fried Gan Cao fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. Huang Qin and Huang
Lian clear heat and eliminate dampness from the stomach and intestines.
Three capsules two times per day equal not less than 30 grams of bulk medicinals.
However, because our extraction process is so much more efficient than stovetop
decoction, we believe this amount of extract is actually more like the
equivalent of 45-60 grams of bulk-dispensed herbs.
My patient does present signs
and symptoms of:
Damp heat in the stomach and intestines
Spleen qi vacuity
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