Names Of Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

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Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan
  • Chinese Character: 半夏泻心 丸
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How Is Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan Used Clinically?

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan Usages and Indications

  • Distension and fullness of the epigastrium usually without pain.
  • Borborygmus (gurgling sounds), and diarrhea if spleen qi is affected.
  • Vomiting with possible dry heaves due to rebellious stomach qi.

Cautions and Contraindications

    Do not use for epigastric distention due to food stagnation.  Use with caution if patient has yin deficiency.

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Staff Clinical Notes

For stomach qi disharmony and rebellious stomach qi disorders. The normal flow of the stomach qi is downward [to the spleen]. Rebellious stomach qi simply refers to the reversal of the normal flow, which often will also involve the spleen due to the close functional relationship.

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan Has 7Ingredients

Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

This formula has cautions, see details

Ban Xia


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Pinellia Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold category

Usages

  • 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.

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Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
  • Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
  • Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
  • Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.

Dang Shen


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Codonopsis Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, any spleen qi deficiency issues, prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum.
  • Tonifies the lungs - lung deficiency w/chronic cough, shortness of breath, copious sputum due to spleen qi deficiency.
  • Nourishes fluids - xiao ke, thirst due to injury to fluids.
  • Often used with herbs that release the exterior when patient has significant qi deficiency.

Gan Cao


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Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • 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).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).

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Huang Lian


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Coptis Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
  • Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp-heat in the stomach or intestine, diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to stomach heat.
  • Clears heart fire - irritability, insomnia.
  • Clears heat and stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in the urine, stool, vomiting due to hot blood.
  • Topically for red, painful eyes and ulcerations of the tongue and mouth.

Huang Qin


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Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings.
  • Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-heat in the stomach or intestines, diarrhea, dysentery; damp warm-febrile disease with fever, stifling sensation in the chest, thirst with no desire to drink; damp-heat in the lower jiao - lin syndrome; damp-heat jaundice.
  • Clears heat, stops bleeding - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool.
  • Clears heat, calms the fetus - restless fetus due to heat.
  • Sedates liver yang rising - headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste, flushed face.

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