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Formulas for digestion/food stagnation

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Formulas for digestion


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Bao He Wan

Bie Jia Jian Wan

Jian Pi Wan

Mu Xiang Bin Lang Wan

Zhi Shi Dao Zhi Wan

Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan

Zhi Zhu Wan



Bao He Wan – promote digestion & harmonize Stomach


Bao He Wan - Dan Xi Xin Fa (powder dosages)

Shan Zha (fructus crataegi)…180g

Shen Qu (massa fermentata)…60g

Lai Fu Zi (semen raphani sativi)…30g

Chen Pi (pericarpium citri retuculatae)…30g

Ban Xia (rhizoma pinelliae termatae)…90g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…90g

Lian Qiao (fructus forsythiae suspensae)…30g

Indications: focal distension and fullness in the chest and epigastrium, abdominal distension with occasional pain, rotten smelling belching, acid regurgitation, nausea, vomiting, aversion to feed, yellow greasy tongue coat, slippery pulse, may also be diarrhea.


Jian Pi Wan – strengthens Spleen, reduces food stagnation, stops diarrhea

Jian Pi Wan - Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng

Chao Bai Zhu (dry fried rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…75g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…60g

Ren Shen (radix ginseng)…45g

Shan Yao (radix dioscoreae oppositae)…30g

Rou Dou Kou (semen myristicae fragrantis)…30g

Shan Zha (fructus cratargi)…30g

Chao Shen Qu (dry fried massa fermentata)…30g

Chao Mai Ya (dry fried fructus hordei vulgaris germinantus)…30g

Mu Xiang (radix aucklandiae lappae)…22.5g

Chen Pi (pericarpium citri reticulatae)…30g

Sha Ren (fructus amomi)…30g

Jiu Chao Huang Lian (wine fried rhizoma coptidis)…22.5g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…22.5g

Indications: reduced appetite with difficulty in digestion, bloating and focal distension of the whole abdomen, loose watery diarrhea, greasy slight yellow tongue coat, weak frail pulse.


Zhi Shi Dao Zhi Wan – reduces & guides out painful food stagnation, clears Heat & Damp

Zhi Shi Dao Zhi Wan - Nei Wai Shang bian Huo Lun

Zhi Shi (fructus immaturus citri aurantii)…15g

Da Huang (radix and rhizoma rhei)…30g

Shen Qu (massa fermentata)…15g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…9g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae)…9g

Huang Lian (rhizoma coptidis)…9g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…9g

Ze Xie (rhizoma alismatis orientalis)…6g

Indications: abdominal distension and pain that increases with pressure, dysentery, or constipation depending on the degree of obstruction, scanty dark urine, red tongue with greasy or slippery yellow coat, deep forceful pulse.


Mu Xiang Bing Lang Wan – moves Qi, guides out stagnation, purges accumulation, drains Heat

Mu Xiang Bin Lang Wan - Ru Men Shi Qin

Mu Xiang (radix aucklandiae lappae)…30g

Bing Lang (semen arecae catechu)…30g

Da Huang (radix and rhizoma rhei)…90g

Qian Niu Zi (semen pharbitidis)…120g

Qing Pi (pericarpium citri reticulatae virde)…30g

Chan Pi (pericarpium citri reticulatae)…30g

Chao Xiang Fu (dry fried rhizoma cyperi rotundi)…120g

E Zhu (rhizoma curcumae ezhu)…30g

Huang Lian (rhizoma coptidis)…30g

Huang Bai (cortex phellodendri)…90g

Indications: focal and generalized distention fullness and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen with constipation or red and white dysenteric diarrhea with tenesmus, yellow greasy tongue coat, excessive pulse.


Zhi Zhu Wan – strengthen Spleen & eliminate accumulations


Zhi Zhu Wan - Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun (powder dosages)

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…60g

Zhi Shi (fructus immaturus citri aurantii)…30g

Indications: no appetite, focal distension in the epigastrium and abdomen, white tongue coat, weak pulse.


Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan – reduces focal distension, eliminates fullness, strengthens Spleen, harmonizes Stomach

Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan - Lan Shi Mu Cang

Zhi Shi (fructus immaturus citri aurantii)…15g

Zhi Hou Po (honey fried cortex magnoliae officinalis)…12g

Huang Lian (rhizoma coptidis)…15g

Ban Xia (rhizoma pinelliae ternatae)…9g

Ren Shen (radix ginseng)…9g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…6g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…6g

Mai Ya (fructus hordei vulgaris germinantus)…6g

Gan Jiang (dried rhizoma zingiberis officinalis)…3g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…6g

Indications: focal distension and fullness in the epigastrium, no thirst or appetite, fatigue, weakness, dull complexion, poor digestion, alternating loose and hard stools, wiry pulse in the right mid position.


Bie Jia Jian Wan – relieves food stagnation


Bie Jia Jian Wan






Benskey & Gamble 1993, Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas and strategies, Seattle Washington, Eastland Press Inc.


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