Herb Formulas Notebook

Ping Wei San

Calm the Stomach Powder

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Source: Concise Formulas to Aid the Multitudes (1051)

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Dampness stagnating in the Spleen and Stomach

Key Symptoms: Distention and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, borborygmus after eating
Secondary Symptoms: Loss of taste and appetite, heavy sensation in the limbs, loose stools or diarrhoea, increased desire to sleep, nausea and vomiting, belching, acid reflux

Tongue: Thick, white, greasy coating
Pulse: Moderate, slippery
Abdomen: Fullness and distention around the umbilicus, epigastric fullness

Cang Zhu 15-21g (dry fried)
Hou Po 9g (ginger fried)
Chen Pi 9g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 2-4sl
Da Zao 2pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Dries Dampness, improves the Spleen's ability to transform and transport, promotes the movement of Qi, harmonises Stomach

Contraindications: Yin or Blood deficiency. Caution during pregnancy

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