The Prescription of 枳實消痞丸
The book Lan Shi Mi Cang
- Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis) 3 g,
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata) 6 g,
- Chao Mai Ya (Parched Fructus Hordei Germinatus) 6 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 6 g,
- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 6 g,
- Ban Xia Qu (Massa Pinelliae Fermentatae) 9 g,
- Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 9 g,
- Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 12 g,
- Zhi Shi (Fructus Aurantii Immaturus) 15 g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 15 g.
Zhi Shi: The principal drug, promoting the flow of Qi, disintegrating masses and relieving fullness.
Hou Po: Promoting the flow of Qi to relieve distention.
Huang Lian: Clearing away heat and removing dampness.
Ban Xia Qu: Promoting digestion, regulating the function of the stomach and disintegrating masses.
Gan Jiang: Being pungent in flavor and disperse in nature, warming up the middle-Jiao and dispelling cold.
Huang Lian, Ban Xia Qu and Gan Jiang: Being the drugs pungent for dispersion and bitter for purgation, regulating the activity of Qi, acting together to assist Zhi Shi and
Hou Po in promoting the flow of Qi and disintegrating masses.
Mai Ya: Promoting digestion and regulating the function of the stomach.
The Effect of 枳實消痞丸
Disintegrating masses, relieving fullness, strengthening the spleen and regulating the function of the stomach.
Syndrome due to deficiency of the spleen, stagnation of Qi and combination of cold and heat, marked by masses and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, loss of appetite, lassitude, or distending pain in the abdomen, constipation or diarrhea, pale tongue with whitish coating, and taut pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as indigestion, chronic gastritis, chronic enteritis, chronic pancreatitis and chronic cholecystitis.
All the drugs are ground into fine powder. The powder is made with water into pills. 6-9 g of the pills is taken with warm boiled water each time, 3 times daily. With their amounts properly reduced according to their original proportions, the drugs may be decocted in water for oral use.