Pill for Invigorating the Spleen.
The Prescription of Jianpi Wan
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- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae stir-fried with wheat bran) 75 g,
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 22 g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 22 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 22 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 60 g,
- Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 45 g,
- Chao Shen Qu (stir-fried Massa Medicata Fermentata) 30 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 30 g,
- Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi) 30 g,
- Chao Mai Ya (stir-fried Fructus Hordei Germinatus) 30 g,
- Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) 30 g,
- Shan Yao (Rhizoma Dioscoreae) 30 g,
- Wei Rou Dou Kou (roasted Semen Myristicae) 30 g.
Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling and Gan Cao: Invigorating Qi and strengthening the spleen.
Shan Zha, Shen Qu and Mai Ya: Promoting digestion to remove stagnated food.
Mu Xiang, Sha Ren and Chen Pi: Regulating the activity of Qi to promote the function of the stomach.
Shan Yao and Rou Dou Kou: Strengthening the spleen and arresting diarrhea.
Huang Lian: Clearing away heat and removing dampness.
The Effect of Jianpi Wan
Strengthening the spleen and promoting digestion
Syndrome of retention of food in the interior due to weakness of the spleen and stomach, marked by poor appetite, indigestion, fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, loose stools, greasy thin yellowish tongue coating, and weak pulse; in digestion, chronic gastroenteritis, gastric neurosis, irritable colon and intestinal tuberculosis.
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, twice daily. With their amounts properly reduced according to their original proportions, the drugs may be decocted in water for oral use.