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Ping wei sen(Stomach-Calming Powder) ---平胃散

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【组成】  苍术(15g) 厚朴(9g)  陈皮(9g)  甘草(6g)
【功用】  燥湿运脾,行气和胃。
【主治】  湿滞脾胃证。脘腹胀满,不思饮食,呕吐恶心嗳气吞酸,肢体沉重,怠惰嗜卧,常多自利,舌苔白腻而厚,脉缓。
【歌诀】  平胃散用朴陈皮,苍术甘草姜枣齐,燥湿运脾除胀满,调胃和中此方宜。

Stomach-Calming Powder ping wei sen

[SOURCE]: Prescriptions of Peaceful Benevolent Dispensary

[INGREDIENTS]: Atractylodes (rough bark discarded, soaked in rice-washed water for two days) 15g,  Magnolia bark (rough bark removed, ginger juice prepared parched) 9g,  Tangerine peel 9g,  Licorice root (parched) 4g

[DIRECTIONS]:Grind the herbs into fine powder. Take 3 to 5 grams each time with the decoction of fresh ginger and Chinese dates. Or, decoct all the above herbs (including fresh ginger and Chinese dates) in water for oral administration.

[EFFECTS]:Drying dampness and strengthening spleen, activating qi and har­monizing the stomach.   

[INDICATIONS]: Stagnation of dampness in the stomach and spleen manifested by abdominal distention, anorexia, tastelessness, nausea, vomiting, eructation, acid regurgitation, tiredness, lassitude and sleepiness, frequent diarrhea, white, greasy and thick tongue coating and slow pulse. 

[ANALYSIS OF FORMULA]: It is a representative formula for drying damp­ness and strengthering the spleen. Atractylodes, being bitter in flavor and warm- dryness in property is used as a principal herb in large dose with effect of invigor­ating the spleen to dispel dampness. Magnolia bark being bitter in flavor and warm in property as an assistant herb, activates qi, relieves fullness and eliminates dampness. Tangerine peel is used to regulate qi, resolve the turbid, awaken the spleen and harmonize the middle. Fresh ginger and Chinese date regulate the the spleen and stomach, They are used as adjuvant herbs. Licorice root as a dispatcher herb, being sweet in flavor and mild in property harmonizes the middle, coordi­nates the effects of the other herbs in the formula.   

This formula can be used to treat syndrome of obstruction of dampness in the middle-jiao involved in acute or chronic gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal disfunc­tion, peptic ulcer hepatitis and others.


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