Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan - Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi

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Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "huo xiang zheng qi wan" , 藿香正气丸, which in english is "agastache powder to correct the qi", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "transform damp turbidity" sub-category.

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

  • Acute flu or cold symptoms including fever, aversion to cold, headaches, sinus pressure, runny nose.
  • Vomitting and diarrhea from interior damp with possible abdominal cramps or pains.

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Not suitable for patients that present with yin and/or blood deficiency. 

Our shop contains huo xiang zheng qi wan from the following manufacturers:

($6.99) Add To Cart View Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Pian - ActiveHerb
($9.99) Add To Cart View Huo Xiang Zheng Qi 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. Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…

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…

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; …

ViewDa Fu Pi (Areca Peel, Betel Husk)

Promotes the downward movement of Qi, reduces stagnation - food stagnation and qi obstruction w/epigastric and abdominal distention, belching, acid regurgitation, constipation. Expels damp, promotes…

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewHou Po (Magnolia Bark)

Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this). Warms and transf…

ViewHuo Xiang (Patchouli)

Aromatically transforms turbid dampness - abdominal distention, nausea, vomiting. Harmonizes middle burner, stops vomiting due to dampness. Releases the exterior (wind-damp-cold, summer heat), stom…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

ViewZi Su Ye (Perilla Leaf)

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/ot…

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. Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold and/or stomach dampness.

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, common cold, diarrhea and/or flu

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding huo xiang zheng qi wan.

This is among a rarer group of formulas designed to treat simultaneous interior and exterior conditions.  With the interior disharmony of the middle the flow between top and bottom is impaired, which is why the wind invasion tends to be restricted to the top.  This tends to produce symptoms such as as chills, headache, and possibly tight/achy neck and upper back.  The stagnation of the middle with damp tends to manifest as chest oppression, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

As noted above, huo xiang zheng qi wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "transform damp turbidity", which contains the following formulas:

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

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