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Herb Formulas Notebook

Ju Pi Zhi Zhu Wan

(Orange Peel, Unripe Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Pill)

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Source: Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (13th Century)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency with Food Stagnation

Key Symptoms: Loss of appetite, loose stools, focal distention in the epigastrium

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: Deficient

Ju Pi 30g
Bai Zhu 60g (dry fried)
Zhi Shi 30g (bran fried)

Preparation: Grind the ingredients into a powder and form into pills with rice fried in He Ye (lotus leaf). Take 6-9g with water twice per day. Many formulations omit the fried rice. Can also be prepared as a decoction with an appropriate reduction of dosages.

Actions: Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, reduces Food Stagnation

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.