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ZhiZhu Wan

Name

Pill of Immature Bitter Orange and Bighead Atractylodes

  1. 枳術丸
  2. 枳术丸

The Prescription of ZhiZhu Wan

Source

The book Pi Wei Lun

Ingredients

  • Chao Zhi Shi (stir-fried Fructus Aurantii Immaturus) 30 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 60 g.

Explanation

Bai Zhu: Strengthening the spleen, removing dampness so as to assist the spleen in transporting and transforming of food material, being administered in the amount 1 time more than Zhi Shi in order that its action of invigorating the spleen-Qi can be enhanced.

Zhi Shi: Promoting the circulation of Qi, removing food stagnancy and fullness.

The Effect of ZhiZhu Wan

Effect

Strengthening the spleen and removing fullness.

Indications

Syndrome due to deficiency of the spleen, stagnancy of Qi and retention of food, marked by fullness or distending pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, poor appetite, or borborygmus, pale tongue with whitish slippery coaling, and weak pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as gastroptosis, chronic gastritis, gastric neurosis and indigestion.

Administrations

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.