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).

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

($9.99) Add To Cart View Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian - ActiveHerb
($7.99) Add To Cart View Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan - HBW (BBD 10/22)

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:

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…

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; …

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, …

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)…

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…

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 …

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

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…

ViewXiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)

Spreads and regulates the Qi, soothes the liver - hypochondriac pain, epigastric distention, disharmony between the liver and the spleen. Regulates menses, alleviates pain (by resolving liver qi sta…

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. 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:

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 Liu Jun Zi Wan (Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills)

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. Di…

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

(truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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