Theory

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi - TCM Herbal Formula


Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Names

  • English Name: Agastache Powder to Correct the Qi
  • Pinyin Name: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan
  • Chinese Character: 藿香正气丸



Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Acute flu or cold symptoms including fever, aversion to cold, headaches, sinus pressure, runny nose.
  • Vomitting and diarrhea from interior damp with possible abdominal cramps or pains.

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Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Not suitable for patients that present with yin and/or blood deficiency. 



Clinician Notes

This is among a rarer group of formulas designed to treat simultaneous interior and exterior conditions.  With the interior disharmony of the middle the flow between top and bottom is impaired, which is why the wind invasion tends to be restricted to the top.  This tends to produce symptoms such as as chills, headache, and possibly tight/achy neck and upper back.  The stagnation of the middle with damp tends to manifest as chest oppression, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.


Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Has 11 Ingredients

Bai Zhi

Bai Zhu

Ban Xia

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  • Pinellia 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
  • Cautions

Chen Pi

  • Tangerine Peel
    • 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.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Da Fu Pi

  • Areca Peel, Betel Husk
    • Promotes the downward movement of Qi, reduces stagnation - food stagnation and qi obstruction w/epigastric and abdominal distention, belching, acid regurgitation, constipation.
    • Expels damp, promotes urination - edema, dampness in the stomach and intestines.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Fu Ling

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  • Poria, 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
  • Cautions
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

Hou Po

  • Magnolia 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
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Huo Xiang

Jie Geng

Zi Su Ye

Zhi Gan Cao

  • Honey Fried Licorice Root
    • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi



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