Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan - Pinellia, Atractylodis and Gastrodia Combination

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Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ban xia bai zhu tian ma wan" , 半夏白术天漫丸, which in english is "pinellia, atractylodis and gastrodia combination", is categorized within the "treat phlegm" functional grouping and within the "transform phlegm and extinguish wind" sub-category.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Nausea with possible vomitting from combination of damp with liver qi stagnation causing rebellious qi.
  • Dizziness, migraines, and vertigo from damp and liver wind rising.
  • Heavy or oppressed sensation of the chest.

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

This formula should not be used to treat dizziness or vertigo due to liver yang rising patterns.

Our shop contains ban xia bai zhu tian ma wan from the following manufacturer:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Ban Xia Bai Zhu Wan - HBW

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

ViewBan Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)

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 i…

ViewCang Zhu (Atractylodes)

Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat. Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities. Clears damp-h…

ViewChen Pi (Tangerine Peel)

Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewGan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root)

Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach both in conditions of excess due to externally contacted cold, as well as cold from deficiency due to yang qi deficiency. Rescues devastat…

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewShen Qu (Medicated Leaven)

Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold with food stagnation or accumulation, with epigastric and abdominal fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, and diarrhea. A…

ViewTian Ma (Gastrodia Root)

Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due …

ViewZe Xie (Water Plantain Root)

Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - urinary difficulty, edema, diarrhea. Drains deficient kidney fire - heat signs, dizziness, tinnitus.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver qi stagnation, liver wind and/or spleen qi deficiency.

Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, dizziness (vertigo), headache, nausea and/or vertigo

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ban xia bai zhu tian ma wan.

For damp accumulation due to spleen qi deficiency with concurrent liver qi stagnation.  Generally the spleen qi is weakened first, potentially from chronic liver qi stagnation where the liver invades the spleen but not necessarily.  The liver qi stagnation prevents the liver from promoting the smooth flow of qi from top to bottom and the liver wind results in relatively too much upward movement.  This upward excess draws damp and phlegm into the upper [jiao].

As noted above, ban xia bai zhu tian ma wan is within the treat phlegm functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "transform phlegm and extinguish wind", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBi Yan Wan (Nose Inflammation Tablets)

For acute or chronic rhinitis resulting from the combination of lung qi deficiency and phlegm accumulation. Runny nose, sneezing, congestion due to phlegm. Can be used to treat for general cold or …

All formulas in the primary category of "treat phlegm" are listed below.

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