Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Caulis Aristolochiae Manchuriensis* Guan Mu Tong 9g Clears Heart Fire, promotes urination, invigorates the Blood, promotes lactation and eases joint movement.
Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu 9g Spreads and regulates Liver Qi, regulates menstruation and alleviates pain.
with Wu Yao, for painful, Cold Qi leading to abdominal distention, borborygmus and diarrhea.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 9g Regulates and descends Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
With Bai Zhu, for anorexia and other symptoms of Damp Obstruction due to Spleen Deficiency.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 6g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
Rx. Linderae Wu Yao 9g Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain, warms the Kidneys and disperses Cold.
With Xiang Fu, releases constraint from the Liver and Gallbladder, descends Qi in the chest and abdomen and warms Qi which has been slowed by pathogenic Cold.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 9g Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration, disperses Cold, warms the Middle, adjusts the Ying and Wei and normalizes the flow of Qi at the center.
With Chen Pi, for Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle.
Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua 9g Harmonizes the Stomach, nourishes the Liver and transforms Dampness.
Fol. Perillae Zi Su Ye 9g Promotes the movement of Spleen and Stomach Qi, calms the fetus and alleviates morning sickness.
Poria Fu Ling 9g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness and strengthens the Spleen.
With Ze Xie, facilitates the removal of water and leaches out Dampness to treat stagnant water and Dampness leading to edema.
With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and resolves Dampness.
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 9g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, dries Dampness, promotes water metabolism and calms the fetus.
With Fu Ling and Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency.
Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie 9g Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness.
With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Deficiency leading to accumulation of Dampness with urinary difficulty, loose stools, diarrhea, Milky Lin or vaginal discharge.
  • Soothes the Liver
  • Clears Stagnation
  • Strengthens the Spleen to remove Dampness
  • Liver Qi Stagnation
  • Edema which develops 3-4 months after conception
  • Edema begins from the feet and moves up to the legs
  • Elastic edema when pressing without pitting
  • Change of skin color
  • Distending pain in the head
  • Distention and pain in the sides or flanks
  • Suffocating sensation in the chest
  • Distention and fullness in the chest and epigastrium
  • Dizziness
  • Tendency to sigh
  • Melancholy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate anger
  • Irregular menses
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Breast distention and pain before and during menses
  • T: Pink
  • C: Thin and white or Thin and greasy
  • P: Wiry or Slippery and tight
  • * This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy, but was listed as the King herb by the source text.