Herb Formulas Notebook

Ban Xia Shu Mi Tang

(Pinellia and Millet Decoction)

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Source: Divine Pivot (late Han dynasty)

Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Phlegm and Dampness obstructing the middle Jiao, preventing Yang from entering Yin

Key Symptoms: Insomnia

Zhi Ban Xia
Shu Mi

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Dispels Phlegm, clears away filth, establishes communication between Yin and Yang

Shu Mi may refer to millet (Steriae Fructus) or sorghum (Sorghum Fructus).

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