Herb Formulas Notebook

Mu Xiang Bing Lang Wan

(Auklandia and Betel Nut Pill)

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Source: Medical Formulas Collected and Analysed (1682)
Author: Wang Ang / Ren-An

Category: Formulas that Reduce Food Stagnation

Pattern: Severe Food Stagnation with abdominal masses

Key Symptoms: Focal and generalised distention, fullness and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, abdominal masses
Secondary Symptoms: Constipation, dystenteric diarrhoea with tenesmus, urinary difficulty, phlegm with cough and wheezing

Tongue: Yellow, greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged, excessive

Mu Xiang 30g
Bing Lang 30g
Da Huang 90g
Qian Niu Zi 120g
Qing Pi 30g
Chen Pi 30g
Xiang Fu 30g (dry fried)
E Zhu 30g (dry fried)
Zhi Ke 30g (wheat fried)
Huang Lian 30g
Huang Bai 90g
Dang Gui 30g
San Leng 30g
Mang Xiao 30g

In the UK Bing Lang and Mang Xiao must be substituted with Zhi Shi + Yu Li Ren.

Preparation: Ground into a powder and formed into pills with water. Taken in 3-6g doses 2-3 times per day with warm water or decoction of fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang).

Actions: Promotes the movement of Qi, guides out stagnation, purges accumulation, drains Heat

Contraindications: Deficiency patterns

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