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Liu Jun Zi Tang, 8oz
Liu Jun Zi Tang, 8oz
|Brand||Five Flavors Herbs|
|Chinese Symptomology||Fatigue;Lack of strength;Dizziness standing up;Easy bruising;Shortness of breath;Possible lack of appetite;Possible loose stools;Profuse clear or white phlegm;Possible swelling or edema;Possible bodily heaviness;|
|Western Symptomology||chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastronintestinal weekness and dysfunction, gastroptosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, anemia, vomiting, and dirrhea|
|Actions||Fortifies the spleen and supplements the qi, transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness.|
|Pattern||spleen qi vacuity;phlegm dampness|
|Tongue||Slimy tongue fur; An enlarged tongue with teeth-marks on its edges and/or cracks in its center|
|Pulse||Slippery or soft pulse; A forceless, possibly fine pulse|
|Chinese name||Liu Jun Zi Tang|
|English name||Six Gentlemen Decoction|
Within this formula, Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng), is the sovereign medicinal. It is sweet, warm, and greatly supplements the source or original qi. It also fortifies the spleen and nourishes the stomach. Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae), is the minister. It is bitter, warm, and fortifies the spleen and dries dampness. The assistants are Fu Ling (Poria), Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae), and Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae). Fu Ling is sweet, bland, and seeps dampness and fortifies the spleen. Used together, Fu Ling and Bai Zhus ability to fortify the spleen and eliminate dampness are strengthened, thus promoting movement and transformation. Ban Xia is acrid, warm, slightly toxic, transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness, harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow. Chen Pi is acrid, bitter, and warm, harmonizes the center and rectifies the qi, transforms phlegm and dries dampness. These two medicinals further strengthen the effects of Fu Ling and Bai Zhu in eliminating dampness as well as add the abilities of harmonizing the center and downbearing counterflow to this formula. The messenger or guide is mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae). It is sweet and warm and fortifies the spleen at the same time as it regulates the center. This formula comes from Bi Li-zhais Ming dynasty Jiao Zhu Fu Ren Liang Fang (Revised Fine Formulas for Women) published in the 16th century
Panax Ginseng root [Ren Shen], Atractylodes rhizome [Bai Zhu], Poria sclerotium [Fu Ling], Honey-Prepared Chinese Licorice root [Zhi Gan Cao], Pinellia rhizome [Ban Xia], Dried Tangerine rind [Chen Pi].