Herb Formulas Notebook

Qi Pi Wan

(Open the Spleen Pill)

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Middle Jiao deficiency with Food Stagnation and Dampness

Key Symptoms: No desire to eat or drink, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, vomiting, belching that smells rotten or sour

Tongue: Greasy turbid coating
Pulse: Weak and soggy

Ren Shen 10g
Bai Zhu 10g
Fu Ling 10g
Shan Yao 10g
Lian Zi 10g
Chen Pi 10g
Shan Zha 5g
Ze Xie 5g
Gan Cao 5g

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and formed into small pills the size of a sesame seed with refined honey. A single dose would be 23 pills taken 2-3 per day on an empty stomach with rice porridge. Can also be taken as a decoction with the dosages above.

Actions: Builds up the Spleen, transforms Dampness, harmonises the Stomach, disperses Food Stagnation and accumulation

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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