Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Pinellia Rhizome
  • Pinyin Name:  Ban Xia
  • 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 in the stomach.
  • Dissipates nodules, reduces distension - phlegm in chest or neck or anywhere in the body, focal distention in the chest.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 4.5-12g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Lung ◦ Spleen ◦ Stomach

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Warm (Wen) ◦ Acrid

    Contraindication Notes:


    Herbal Formulas Which Include Ban Xia

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Ban Xia (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

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    Ban Xia Hou Po Wan

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    Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

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    Bao He Wan

    Useful for overeating, over drinking and/or eating contaminated food.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

    The Pulse will be slippery and the Tongue will often have yellow, greasy tongue coating.

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    • Bao He Wan (Indigestion, Bloating, Reflux Herbal Formula)
    Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

    Used for heat that is lodged in the chest affecting all yang stages, also for phlegm in the liver/gall bladder.  Generally used for a range of psychological conditions, aiding with drug withdrawal and related issues.  Symptoms include chest oppression, anxiety, irratiblity, palpitations, excessive/delirious speech, heavy sensation of body, constipation, urinary issues.

    The Pulse will be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red with a slippery tongue coating.

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    Hui Chun Wan

    Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.

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    Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan

    Fever w/chills, chest oppression, abdominal pain, nausea, possibly vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste, headache.

    The Pulse will be soggy and moderate and the Tongue will have a white greasy coating.

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    Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan

    Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

    The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

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    Wen Jing Tang Wan

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    Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Vomiting

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