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Ban Xia (Fa) Granules, 100g

Ban Xia (Fa) Granules, 100g

Ban Xia (Fa) Granules, 100g

Brand TCM Zone Single Herb Granules - 100g Bottles
Unit Size 100g Bottle
Dosage As directed
Potency 5:1 extract granules
Taste Acrid - Bensky
Properties Warm, Toxic - Bensky
Contraindications As a warm and drying herb, it should be used with caution (if at all) in patients with dry cough from yin deficiency, sore throat from fire excess, or bleeding. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology cough with copious sputum, nausea and vomiting due to many causes including cold, thin mucus, Stomach deficiency, Stomach heat, or pregnancy; nodules, pressure, distention or pain due to phlegm and heat in the chest and apigastrium leading to a stifling, distended sensation in the epigastrium that is aggravated by pressure, coughing of viscous, yellow sputum. - Bensky
Actions Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes rebellious qi to descend; Direct rebellious qi downward and stops vomiting; Dissipates nodules and reduces clumps. - Bensky
Pattern Cold-phlegm in the Lungs, Dampness of the Spleen, Stomach deficiency, Stomach heat, Phlegm lingering - Bensky
Channels Entered Lung, Spleen, Stomach - Bensky
Chinese name Ban Xia (Fa)
English name Pinellia Tuber (Licorice-cured)

Excerpted from Bensky:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, and causes rebelllious qi to descend:  for cough with copious sputum, as in cold-phlegm in the Lungs.  Especially effective for transforming phlegm due to dampness of the Spleen.*
  • Directs rebellious qi downward and stops vomiting:  for nausea and vomiting due to many causes including cold, thin mucus, Stomach deficiency, Stomach heat, or pregnancy.*
  • Dissipates nodules and reduces clumps:  for nodules, pressure, distention, or pain due to phlegm lingering in the chest, phlegm nodules in the neck (such as goiter and scrofula), or obstruction caused by phlegm anywhere in the body.  Also for focal distention in the chest and epigastrium.*

Pinellia Rhizoma preparatum (zhi ban xia) is acrid, warm, and toxic if untreated, and enters the Spleen and Stomach channels. It is especially dispersing and drying, and because it is slippery and directs rebellious qi downward, it restores the normal descent of Stomach qi when it is rebelling upward. It eliminates water and dampness, both by drying and by dispersing; and through its ability to direct qi downward, it harmonizes the Stomach and stops nausea, hiccough, and a sensation of fullness in the hypochondrium. This Pinellia Rhizoma perparatum (zhi ban xia) is most often used for treating Spleen dampness producing profuse, clear, thin sputum with cough, or phlegm and dampness rising upward causing palpitations, insomnia, vertigo, and loss of mental clarity, or the previously mentioned Stomach symptoms. Because of its efficacy in directing rebellious qi downward and transforming phlegm, it is often combined with other substances for treating cough and dyspnea from phlegm-dampness and heat, or nausea from Stomach heat or weakness, morning sickness, and phlegm-dampness entering the collaterals and causing nodes of phlegm. (from Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, 3rd ed by Bensky)


Ban Xia (Fa) - Pinellia Ternata (cured)

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