Ma Zi Ren Wan - Hemp Seed Formula

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Ma Zi Ren Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ma zi ren wan" which in english is "hemp seed formula", is categorized within the "drain downward" functional grouping and within the "moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels" sub-category.

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

Constipation with dry/difficult to expel stools along with frequent urination.

Pulse will be submerged and rapid or floating and choppy and the Tongue will have a dry, yellow coating.

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. Ma Zi Ren Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

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 Ma Ren (Hemp Seeds)

Moistens and nourishes the intestines - constipation in the elderly, aftermath of a febrile disease, postpartum, and in cases of blood deficiency. Mildly nourishes yin - constipation with yin defici…

ViewXing Ren (Apricot Seed)

Stops cough and calms wheezing due to hot or cold patterns - especially for dry cough. Moistens the intestines, unblocks the bowels.

ViewZhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange)

Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas. Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - fr…

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. Ma Zi Ren Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency, large intestine dryness, stomach fire and/or stomach yin deficiency.

Ma Zi Ren Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: constipation

As noted above, ma zi ren wan is within the drain downward functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels", which contains the following formulas:

ViewRun Chang Wan (Lubricate the Intestines Pills)

Constipation primarily from blood and/or yin deficiency patterns.   Dryness of the skin, nails, and/or hair.

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

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