Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan - Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills

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Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ban xia xie xin wan" , 半夏泻心 丸, which in english is "pinellia drain epigastrium pills", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "harmonize the stomach and intestines" sub-category.

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

  • Distension and fullness of the epigastrium usually without pain.
  • Borborygmus (gurgling sounds), and diarrhea if spleen qi is affected.
  • Vomiting with possible dry heaves due to rebellious stomach qi.

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Do not use for epigastric distention due to food stagnation.  Use with caution if patient has yin deficiency.

Our shop contains ban xia xie xin wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan - HBW
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    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 Xie Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) - Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Dang Shen (Codonopsis Root) - Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appet…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) - Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, …
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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    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 Xie Xin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence stomach rebellious qi.

    Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd), epigastric pain and/or ulcers

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ban xia xie xin wan.

    For stomach qi disharmony and rebellious stomach qi disorders. The normal flow of the stomach qi is downward [to the spleen]. Rebellious stomach qi simply refers to the reversal of the normal flow, which often will also involve the spleen due to the close functional relationship.

    As noted above, ban xia xie xin wan is within the harmonize functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "harmonize the stomach and intestines", which contains the following formulas:

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

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