Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan - Aucklandia Amomi Nurture Stomach Pills

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Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xiang sha yang wei wan" , 香砂养胃丸, which in english is "aucklandia amomi nurture stomach pills", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the qi" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Nourish the Stomach Pills with Aucklandia and Amomum.

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

  • 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 overeating.

Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).


Our shop contains xiang sha yang wei wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian - ActiveHerb
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  • Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan - HBW (BBD 10/22)
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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. Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) - Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stag…
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  • Huo Xiang (Patchouli) - Aromatically transforms turbid dampness - abdominal distent…
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  • Mu Xiang (Costus Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi …
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  • Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) - Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortnes…
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  • Sha Ren (Cardamon) - Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pai…
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  • Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome) - Spreads and regulates the Qi, soothes the liver - hypochon…
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  • Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange) - Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms …
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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. Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen qi deficiency and/or stomach food stagnation.

    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acid reflux disease (gerd), diarrhea, digestive issues and/or heartburn

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

  • Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula) - Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or dia…
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  • Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan (Osteoporosis Tablets) - For bone disorders includeing osteoporosis and osteopenia. …
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  • Sheng Mai Yin Wan (Replenish Pulse Pills) - Dry mouth, dry skin, dark or scanty urine from yin and flui…
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  • Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan (Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Pills) - Diarrhea, loose stools, or mucus/greasy stools from damp ac…
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  • Si Jun Zi Tang Wan (Four Gentlemen Teapills) - General qi tonification formula - weak extremities, lassi…
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  • Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan (Specially Effective Nasal Allergy Pills) - Generally useful for a range of allergy symptoms - seasonal…
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  • Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan (Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills) - A modified version of the base, zhi zhu wan, which is used …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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