Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan - Stephania and Astragalus Teapills

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Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "fang ji huang qi wan" , 防己黄芪汤, which in english is "stephania and astragalus teapills", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "promote urination and leach out dampness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang, Stephania and Astragalus Combination.

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

  • Wind damp / wind edema (feng shui, literally "wind water") patterns, generally acute - heavy sensation of the body, superficial edema, difficulty with urination - idiopathic edema, ascites.
  • Weak wei qi - frequent colds, flus.
  • Wind damp bi syndromes (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid, swelling, edema), particularly of the knees.
  • Idiopathic sweating issues (weak exterior and weak spleen).
  • Bone fractures with the right underlying issues, generally associated with damp bi.
  • Weight loss with deficiency signs (weak appetite, heavy sensation of body).

Our shop contains fang ji huang qi wan from the following manufacturer:

($19.00) Add To Cart View Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang - Sun Ten

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. Fang Ji Huang Qi 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…

ViewDa Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube)

Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…

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)…

ViewHan Fang Zi (Stephania Root)

Promotes urination, reduces edema - lower extremity edema, borborygmus, abdominal distention, ascites from lower jiao damp accumulation. Expels wind-damp-heat, alleviates pain - fever, red, swollen,…

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…

ViewSheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

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

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. Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen qi deficiency.

Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: arthritis (bi syndromes), edema, fatigue, immunity, knee pain, obesity (weight loss), osteoarthritis (oa) and/or rheumatoid arthritis (ra)

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding fang ji huang qi wan.

  • Avoid when edema ariseds from heat conditions.

As noted above, fang ji huang qi wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote urination and leach out dampness", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBi Xie Fen Qing Yin Wan (Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear)

Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency. With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush. …

ViewLi Niao Pai Shi Wan (Water Stone Removal Pill)

 Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stones, bladder stones, ureter stones and when the underlying pathology is appropriate gallstones.  Generally involves collections of damp heat i…

ViewPing Wei Wan (Calm the Stomach Powder)

Damp cold stagnation in the middle jiao - poor appetite, indigestion, gastritis, loose stools, heavy sensation of the limbs, fatigue. Can be used to induce labor with appropriate underlying diagnose…

ViewWu Ling San Wan (Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria)

Generally used, often in conjunction with other formulas, as a mild-diuretic and mild spleen strengthening formula - for edema from spleen qi deficiency primarily.

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

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