HERB FORMULAS

English: Preserve Harmony Pill
Also Known As: Citrus and Crataegus Formula
Pills for Indigestion
Po Chai Pills
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha 9-24g Reduces all types of Food Stagnation especially meat and fatty foods.
With Shen Qu, for general indigestion and Food Stagnation.
With Lai Fu Zi and Shen Qu, reduces stagnation and accumulation caused by overindulgence in food and drink of all types.
With Mai Ya and Shen Qu, for abdominal distention, belching, diarrhea and anorexia due to Food Stagnation and childhood nutritional impairment due to improper breast feeding.
Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu 4-15g Reduces Food Stagnation, promotes digestion, reduces stagnant alcohol, moves Qi and harmonizes the Stomach .
Sm. Raphani Lai Fu Zi 2-12g Descends Qi and reduces accumulation of Phlegm from stagnant grains.
With Shan Zha, Shen Qu and Chen Pi, for abdominal distention, borborygmus, belching and acid regurgitation due to stagnation in ST or Intestines.
With Zhi Ban Xia, for distention and vomiting due to Food Stagnation.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 2-9g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.
With Zhi Ban Xia, moves Qi and transforms stagnation to harmonize the Stomach and stop nausea and vomiting.
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 6-12g Descends Qi, transforms Phlegm, harmonizes the Stomach and reduces distention.
With Chen Pi, for Stomach Qi Disharmony with epigastric and abdominal distention or pain.
With Fu Ling, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting, hiccups, coughs with clear, profuse Phlegm and loose and watery stools, treats Phlegm, Thin Mucus and turbid Dampness and prevents turbid Phlegm and Dampness from disturbing the Heart with dizziness, palpitations and insomnia.
Poria Fu Ling 6-15g Strengthens the Spleen, drains Dampness, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
With Zhi Ban Xia, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting.
With Zhi Ban Xia and Chen Pi, for nausea, vomiting, chest fullness and distention, and anorexia due to congested fluids.
Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao 2-9g Clears Heat due to Stagnation.
(Fr. Hordei Germinatus) (Mai Ya) (3-9g) (May be added to reduce stagnation from grains.)
  • Disperses Food
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Food Stagnation in the Stomach
  • Distention and fullness in the chest and epigastrium
  • Abdominal distention with occasional pain
  • Rotten smelling belching
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Aversion to food
  • Maybe diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • Maybe constipation
  • Anorexia
  • Bad breath
  • Intermittent fever
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen Deficiency.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • With modifications, this formula relieves chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
For more severe abdominal distention: For constipation:
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
For sweating from the head due to accumulation of food that has transformed into Heat:
For early stage dysenteric disorder with concurrent Food Stagnation:
+ Ginger-juice fried Rz. Coptidis Jiang Zhi Chao Huang Lian - Poria Fu Ling
For concurrent Spleen and Stomach Deficiency:
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For diarrhea:
+ Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For severe cases:
For gastrointestinal influenza:
+ Fr. Hordei Germinatus Mai Ya
+ Sm. Perillae Zi Su Zi + Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu
+ Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever or dysentery:
For more severe abdominal distention:
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian + Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For Disharmony between the Liver and Stomach:
For a greasy, yellow tongue coat:
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Tub. Curcumae Yu Jin
For Spleen Deficiency:
+ Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu + Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ Rx Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
For Food Stagnation turning into Heat with bad breath, a red tongue, a yellow coat and a rapid pulse:
For Food Stagnation with constipation:
+ Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ Sm. Arecae Bing Lang + Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For indigestion with an Exterior condition:
+ Per. Arecae Da Fu Pi + Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Fol. Perillae Zi Su Ye
For severe nausea and vomiting:
+ Flos Lonicerae Jin Yin Hua
+ Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang
For vomiting and diarrhea:
+ Fr. Amomi Sha Ren + Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang
For enhancing overall digestion:
+ Hb. Eupatorii Pei Lan
+ Fr. Hordei Germinatus Mai Ya
For chemotherapy-induced fatigue and anorexia:
+ Fr. Setariae Germinatus Gu Ya + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ End. Corneum Gigeriae Galli Ji Nei Jin + Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For chemotherapy-induced yellow tongue coat and constipation:
For chemotherapy-induced thirst with a red tongue and a dry tongue coating:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
For flu-like symptoms:
+ Rx. Glehniae/ Adenophorae Sha Shen
+ Rz. Perillae Zi Su Geng + Hb. Dendrobii Shi Hu
+ Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang
For obesity due to Spleen Qi Deficiency, Stomach Heat and Food Stagnation:
For hiccups:
+ Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver
Chai Hu Su Gan Tang
+ Minor Construct the Middle Decoction
Xiao Cheng Qi Tang
or
For hiccups with constipation:
+ 9-12g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 9-12g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For hiccups with Heat:
+ 9-12g Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
+ 9-12g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 3-6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For hiccups with Cold in the Stomach:
+ 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + 9-12g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ 3-6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian + 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For hiccups with Spleen Deficiency:
+ 9-12g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 6-9g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 6-9g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
+ 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For a stronger effect:
+ 6g Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang
+ 12-15g Dry-fried Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Chao Bai Zhu + 6g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For Food Stagnation with anorexia:
For Food Stagnation with a strong foul smelling stool:
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 9g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
For Food Stagnation with constipation:
+ 6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For Food Stagnation with nausea:
or
+ 9g Caulis Perillae Zi Su Geng + 3g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For asthma, bronchitis, pertussis, and pneumonia due to Phlegm-Heat with Food Stagnation:
+ 6g Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
For Food Stagnation with constipation and Stomach Heat:
+ 20g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 3g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For Food Stagnation with constipation and Stomach Cold:
+ 6g Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
+ 12g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen
+ 3g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 3g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
+ 6g Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
For nausea and vomiting with severe indigestion and constipation:
+ 6g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 6g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren + 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For nausea and vomiting with severe indigestion and constipation:
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 3g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For severe cases:
+ two or three of the following:
+ 30g Furnace Soot Zao Xin Tu 12-15g Hb. Agastaches Huo Xiang
For Stomach Heat:
9-12g Hb. Eupatorii Pei Lan
+ 15-30g Rz. Phragmitis Lu Gen 12-15g Flos Inulae Xuan Fu Hua
+ 6-9g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 9-12g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
For Stomach Cold:
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For Liver Qi Stagnation:
+ 9-12g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang + 9-12g Fr. Citri Sarcodactylis Fo Shou
+ + 6-9g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
For Food Stagnation associated with over consumption of meat:
+6-9g Fr. Rosae Rugosae Me Gui Hua
+ more (30g) Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha
For Food Stagnation associated with over consumption of starches or grains:
For diarrhea with nausea:
+ more (15g) Sm. Raphani Lai Fu Zi
+ 9-12g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
For diarrhea with Heat:
For diarrhea with Phlegm-Heat:
+ 9-12g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
+ 12-15g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru + 6-9g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For diarrhea with Cold in the Stomach:
For diarrhea with Spleen Deficiency:
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 6-9g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 12-15g Rz. Atracty-
lodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu + 6-9g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
For chronic pancreatitis:
For chronic pancreatitis with constipation:
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
For chronic pancreatitis with Heat symptoms:
+ 6-9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For chronic pancreatitis with Cold symptoms:
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + 3g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For chronic pancreatitis with Spleen Deficiency:
+ 6g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang - Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For chronic pancreatitis with severe hypochondriac distention and pain:
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
- Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 15g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For hematemesis:
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + 12-15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
+ 12-15g Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
+ 15g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu + 9-12g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 15g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + 9-12g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For hematemesis with severe distention or reflux:
+ 3-6g Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ 12-15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
For hematemesis with constipation:
+ 12-15g Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian + 12-15g Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Gen
+ 9-12g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi + 12-15g Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
+ 9-12g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 9-12g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 9-12g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 3-6g Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + 3-6g Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ 6-9g Processed Rx. et Rz. Rhei Zhi Da Huang
+ 9-12g Sm. Arecae Bing Lang
For insomnia:
+ 9-12g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 30g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
For insomnia with severe vomiting:
+ 15g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren + 30g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
For insomnia with constipation:
+ 15g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ 30g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
+ more (12-24g) Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
+ 15g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
+ 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ more (4-24g) Sm. Raphani Lai Fu Zi
For insomnia with Heat:
+ 6-9g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang + 10g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For relatively severe Food Stagnation with a firm and tender abdomen:
+ 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For excessive gas with belching and flatulence:
+ 9-12g Rz. Sparganii San Leng + 6-9g Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
+ 9-12g Rz. Curcumae E Zhu + 6-9g Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang
For persistent belching:
With Phlegm-Damp:
+ 15g Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi
+ Calm the Stomach Powder
Ping Wei San
+9-12g Calyx Kaki Shi Di
For acid reflux or heartburn:
For Cold:
+ 2-6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian + 6-9g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 1-2g Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu
For mild Qi Stagnation:
For indigestion associated with a protein and oil rich diet:
+ 9-12g Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu
For indigestion associated with a protein starch filled diet:
+ more Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha
For severe nausea or vomiting:
+ more Sm. Raphani Lai Fu Zi
+ 12-15g Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
For a peptic ulcer with severe Food Stagnation:
+ + 9g Fr. Hordei Germinatus Mai Ya
+ 9-12g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 9g Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli Ji Nei Jin
For a peptic ulcer with Food Stagnation Transforming into Heat with constipation, a bitter taste in the mouth and thirst:
For a peptic ulcer with constipation:
+ 6g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
+ 6g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 9g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 6g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ):
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) with Spleen Deficiency:
+ 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi
+9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao + 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke +9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) with Dampness:
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) with severe Qi Stagnation:
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi
+9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) with Constipation:
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
+ 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi + 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
+ 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke + 9g Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride Qing Pi
+ 3g Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi
For temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) with Food stagnation Transforming into Heat:
+ 3g Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang
For celiac disease with nausea, belching, possibly vomiting and abdominal swelling:
+ 9g Sm. Panici Miliacei Shu Mi
+ Fr. hordei Germinatus Mai Ya +9g Fr. Forsythiae Lian Qiao
    + 6g Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
    + 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
    + 9g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin