Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan - Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills

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Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xiang sha liu jun zi wan" , 香砂六君子丸, which in english is "aucklandia, amomi & six gentlemen pills", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the qi" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang, Saussurea and Cardamon Combination, Saussurea, Cardamon and the Six Gentlemen Decoction, Aplotaxis-Amomum Pills.

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

  • A modified version of the base, zhi zhu wan, which is used to treat qi stagnation and food retention from qi deficiency.  This modification includes herbs which add more movement and damp drying.
  • Distention and fullness in the epigastric area - bloating, indigestion, gastritis, gastric prolapse.
  • Poor appetite (from Spleen Qi Deficiency), anorexia.

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid raw and cold food when taking this formula (and generally for Spleen Qi Deficiency).

Our shop contains xiang sha liu jun zi wan from the following manufacturers:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian - ActiveHerb
($5.00) Add To Cart View Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang - Sun Ten (BBD 6/2022)

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. Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi 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…

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; …

ViewDang Shen (Codonopsis Root)

Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, any spleen qi deficiency issues, prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum. Tonifies the lungs - lung deficienc…

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, …

ViewMu Xiang (Costus Root)

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank …

ViewSha Ren (Cardamon)

Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Promotes movement of Qi, strengthens stomach. Calms the fetus, morning sickness. Prevents tonifying herbs from causing stagn…

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.

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. Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen qi deficiency and/or stomach qi deficiency.

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, anorexia nervosa, diarrhea, digestive issues, gastritis, indigestion and/or nausea

As noted above, xiang sha liu jun zi wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the qi", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula)

Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or diarrhea due to spleen yang deficiency. Spontaneous or easy sweating, general fatigue, changes in appetite due to spleen qi deficiency. Pale …

ViewGu Zhi Shu Song Wan (Osteoporosis Tablets)

For bone disorders includeing osteoporosis and osteopenia. May help reduce or prevent further bone loss.

ViewSheng Mai Yin Wan (Replenish Pulse Pills)

Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and fluid deficiency. Fatigue, shortness of breath, and spontaneous sweating.

ViewShen Ling Bai Zhu Wan (Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Pills)

Diarrhea, loose stools, or mucus/greasy stools from damp accumulation in the spleen/stomach. Borborygmus, low appetite, fatigue, and/or pale complexion resulting from spleen qi deficiency. Colitis,…

ViewSi Jun Zi Tang Wan (Four Gentlemen Teapills)

General qi tonification formula - weak extremities, lassitude, pale face, poor appetite, loose stools. Due to the strenghtening functions can bolster immunity. Spleen qi deficiency is the backdro…

ViewTe Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan (Specially Effective Nasal Allergy Pills)

Generally useful for a range of allergy symptoms - seasonal allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis, dry or watery eyes, sinus headaches, etc.  Can be used both as a preventative and as a symptomatic aid for …

ViewXiang Sha Yang Wei Wan (Aucklandia Amomi Nurture Stomach Pills)

Low appetite, apathy towards eating due to spleen qi deficiency. Acid reflux, indigestion, epigastric pain, tendency to feel full even with small quantities of food. Food stagnation due to overeati…

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

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