This formula is a based on a combination of the traditional formulas: Xiang Sha Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Formula with Saussurea and Cardamon); Xiang Lian Wan (Saussurea and Coptis Combination) and Bao He Wan (Citrus & Crataegus Formula). It is designed to remove Cold-Damp as well as Damp-Heat from the Stomach and Spleen and also to promote digestion.
The herbs in this formula have demonstrated clinical action against a broad range of gut pathogens in addition to digestive, stomachic and carminative actions. Atractylodes lancea (cang zhu), Saussurea costus (mu xiang), Ammomum villosum (sha ren), Scutellaria baicalensis (huang qin) and Coptis chinensis (huang lian) all have antibacterial actions and help to normalise the gut flora. Magnolia officinalis bark (huo po), Pinellia ternata (ban xia), Citrus reticulata (chen pi), Saussurea costus (mu xiang) and Ammomum villosum (sha ren) are anti-emetic and carminative, alleviating nausea, vomiting and flatulence. Crataegus pinnatifida (shan zha), Hordeum vulgare (mai ya) and Raphanus sativus (lai fu zi) are digestive herbs that help to remove incompletely digested food and promote normal digestion.
Dries Damp and enlivens the Spleen, reduces food stagnation and promotes digestion, regulates the Qi and harmonises the middle Jiao, clears Damp-Heat
Turbid Damp stagnation of the middle Jiao (i.e. the Spleen & Stomach)
Dysbiosis in the stomach and intestines, acute and chronic gastroenteritis, chronic gastritis.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Pain or discomfort with distention and fullness in the
epigastrium and abdomen
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea or loose stools, borborygmus
Loss of appetite, acid reflux, reduced sense of taste
Feeling of heaviness in the head and body, lassitude
Possibly excessive vaginal discharge (white colour)
Tongue has a thick and greasy coat that is white or brownish
(tongue body may also be pale and swollen)
Pulse is slippery
DOSAGE & COURSE OF TREATMENT
4 - 6 capsules, 2 - 3 times daily
In the early stages of treatment (first 3 - 5 days) the dosage may be increased by 50 - 100%.
Course of treatment:
Acute conditions: 5 - 10 days
Chronic conditions: 1 - 3 months, follow up with appropriate tonic formula
CONTRAINDICATIONS & INTERACTIONS
Caution in patients taking cholinergic drugs (e.g. neostigmine).
Contains a minute quantity of gluten, caution in cases with gluten allergy.
Each 300mg capsule contains extract equiv. to dry:
Crataegus pinnatifida, fruit (shan zha) 216mg
Atractylodes lancea, rhiz (cang zhu) 162mg
Magnolia officinalis, stem bark (huo po) 162mg
Poria cocos, fruit. body (fu ling) 162mg
Hordeum vulgare, sprout (mai ya) 162mg
Lindera strychnifolia, root (wu yao) 162mg
Pinellia ternata, tuber (ban xia) 162mg
Raphanus sativus, seed (lai fu zi) 162mg
Scutellaria baicalensis, root (huang qin) 162mg
Citrus reticulata, fruit peel (chen pi) 108mg
Ammomum villosum, fruit (sha ren) 90mg
Coptis chinensis, rhiz. (huang lian) 90mg