Ban Xia Hou Po Wan - Pinellia & Magnolia Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

Chinese Name: Ban Xia Hou Po Wan
English Name: Pinellia & Magnolia Pills

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Staff Clinician Notes:

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Cautions and Contraindications:

None at this time.  As always consult with an acupuncturist/herbalist before use.

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Individual Chinese Herbs In This Formula:


  • Ban Xia
  • Herb Functions
    • Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen.
    • Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness in the stomach.
    • Dissipates nodules, reduces distension - phlegm in chest or neck or anywhere in the body, focal distention in the chest.

  • Contraindications

  • Fu Ling
  • Herb Functions
    • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
    • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
    • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

  • Hou Po
  • Herb Functions
    • Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this).
    • Warms and transforms phlegm and directs rebellious lung Qi downward - wheezing, phlegm with coughing, stifling sensation in the chest.

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

  • Sheng Jiang
  • Herb Functions
    • Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi
    • Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting
    • Alleviates coughing, warms lung
    • Reduces toxicity of other herbs

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid w/heat in LU or ST
    • Use cautiously in patients with hypertension

    • Zi Su Ye
    • Herb Functions
      • Release the exterior, disperse cold - wind-cold w/fever
      • Resolve qi stagnation, open chest - vomiting, nausea
      • Calm restless fetus - morning sickness
      • Seafood poisoning - alone or in combination w/other herbs