Herb Formulas Notebook

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang

(Six Gentlemen with Auklandia and Amomum)

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Source: Discussion of Famous Physicians' Formulas Past and Present (1675)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency with Damp-Cold stagnating in the middle Jiao

Key Symptoms: Reduced appetite and feeling full after eating very little, belching, abdominal distention or pain, fatigue
Secondary Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhoea

Tongue: Pale body, greasy coating
Pulse: Slippery, weak
Abdomen: Epigastric tenderness, superficial tenderness with weakness on deeper palpation

Mu Xiang 2g
Sha Ren 2.5g
Ren Shen 3g
Bai Zhu 6g
Fu Ling 6g
Chen Pi 3g
Ban Xia 3g
Zhi Gan Cao 2g
Sheng Jiang 4sl

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Strengthens the Spleen, harmonises the Stomach, regulates the Qi, transforms Phlegm, alleviates pain

Contraindications: Excess patterns

A number of formulas under the same exist but which substitute Mu Xiang for Huo Xiang or Xiang Fu. Whichever herb is most appropriate to the pattern should be selected.

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