Ban Xia Hou Po Wan Pinellia & Magnolia Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name:  Pinellia & Magnolia Pills
  • Pinyin Name:  Ban Xia Hou Po Wan
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Ban Xia Hou Po Wan Ingredients

Below you will find the (5) Chinese Medicinal Herbs that are commonly used to create Ban Xia Hou Po Wan (in alphabetical order). You may click on the name of the herb for more details.

TCM HerbEnglish NameClinical FunctionsFunctional Group
Ban XiaPinellia Rhizome
  • 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.
Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold
Fu LingPoria, 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, loss of appetite.
  • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.
Hou PoMagnolia 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 transforms phlegm and directs rebellious lung Qi downward - wheezing, phlegm with coughing, stifling sensation in the chest.
Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
  • Avoid During Pregnancy
Sheng JiangFresh Ginger Rhizome
  • Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi
  • Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting
  • Alleviates coughing, warms lung
  • Reduces toxicity of other herbs
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Avoid w/heat in LU or ST
  • Use cautiously in patients with hypertension
    Zi Su YePerilla Leaf
    • Release the exterior, disperse cold - wind-cold w/fever
    • Resolve qi stagnation, open chest - vomiting, nausea
    • Calm restless fetus - morning sickness
    • Seafood poisoning - alone or in combination w/other herbs
    Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold

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