Muxiang Binglang Wan
The Prescription of Muxiang Binglang Wan
The book Dan Xi Xin Fa
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 30 g,
- Bing Lang (Semen Arecae) 30 g,
- Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride) 30 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 30 g,
- E Zhu (Rhizoma Curcumae) 30 g,
- Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 30 g,
- Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) 30 g,
- Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei) 15 g,
- Zhi Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Preparata) 60 g,
- Qian Niu Zi (Semen Pharbitidis) 60 g.
Mu Xiang and Bing Lang: Promoting the circulation of Qi to remove stagnancy, relieving fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen and arresting tenesmus, acting as the principal drugs.
Qian Niu Zi and Da Huang: Clearing away heat, promoting bowel movement and removing stagnancy.
Qing Pi and Chen Pi: Promoting the flow of Qi to remove stagnancy.
Xiang Fu and E Zhu: Soothing the liver and regulating the circulation of Qi, harmonizing Qi and blood.
Zhi Qiao: Promoting the flow of Qi, removing stagnancy, strengthening the stomach to activate the digestive function.
Huang Lian and Huang Bai: Clearing away heat, removing dampness and arrest diarrhea.
The Effect of Muxiang Binglang Wan
Promoting the circulation of Qi, removing stagnancy, eliminating stagnated food and clearing away heat.
Syndrome due to indigested food and damp-heat retained in the interior, marked by fullness and distending pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, stools with blood and pus, tenesmus, or constipation, yellowish greasy tongue coating, and deep replete pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as acute gastroenteritis, bacterial dysentery and ulcerative colitis.
A11 the drugs are ground into fine powder. The powder is made with water into small pills. 3-6 g of the pills is taken with warm boiled water each time, twice daily.
In clinical practice, constipation, diarrhea or dysentery may be all treated with this prescription as long as they are, proved through differentiation and analysis of TCM, due to food retention and not complicated by exterior syndrome and deficiency of vital Qi But they should be cautiously used when weak patients with deficiency of vital Qi.