English: Stephania and Poria Decoction
Also Known As: Stephania and Hoelen Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji 9-12g Promotes urination, reduces edema especially in the lower body, expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Fu Ling, Gui Zhi and Gan Cao, for edema in constitutionally weak patients and swelling due to Leg Qi.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 6-15g Tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the Exterior, aids circulation of moisture downward from the face, promotes urination and reduces edema.
With Han Fang Ji, for Wind edema with numbness, pain, swelling of the face and extremities, sweating, sensitivity to Wind, and reduced urination.
With Han Fang Ji, Gui Zhi and Fu Ling, for superficial floating edema with swelling of the extremities.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 6-9g Releases the Exterior, assists Yang, warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels, warms the Middle and directs Turbid Yin downward.
With Han Fang Ji, for Wind-Cold Damp Bi.
With Fu Ling, unblocks Yang and facilitates the removal of congested fluids associated with Yang Deficiency edema.
Poria Fu Ling 6-18g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness and strengthens the Spleen.
With Gan Cao, for Spleen and Heart Deficiency causing facial edema, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-6g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
  • Augments Qi
  • Unblocks Yang
  • Promotes urination
  • Reduces edema
  • Skin edema
  • Pitting edema, worse in the extremities
  • A sensation of heaviness in the body and extremities
  • Fibrillations in the skin and muscles of the extremities
  • Dysuria
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Floating
  • Contraindicated for those with skin edema with Heat Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal edema with a deep pulse.
  • Take 3-4 times daily.
For more severe Spleen Deficiency: For Kidney Yang Deficiency:
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For severe edema:
+ Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie + Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
+ Polyporus Zhu Ling