Jian Pi Wan Strengthen Spleen Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name:  Strengthen Spleen Pills
  • Pinyin Name:  Jian Pi Wan
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Jian Pi Wan Ingredients

Below you will find the (13) Chinese Medicinal Herbs that are commonly used to create Jian Pi Wan (in alphabetical order). You may click on the name of the herb for more details.

TCM HerbEnglish NameClinical FunctionsFunctional Group
Bai ZhuAtractylodes (White) Rhizome
  • Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema.
  • Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.
  • Calms the fetus - arising from spleen deficiency.
Herbs That Tonify Qi
Chen PiTangerine 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
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.
Gan CaoLicorice Root
  • 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).
Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Avoid with excess dampness, nausea, vomiting.
  • Incompatible with Gan Sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao (although used in some formulas with Hai Zao).
  • If taken for long periods of time, may cause hypertension and/or edema.
Huang LianCoptis Rhizome
  • 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.
Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Mai YaBarley Sprout, Malt
  • Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach (also useful for infants).
  • Inhibits lactation - for discontinuing nursing, distended and painful breasts.
  • Reduces liver Qi - intercostal or epigastric distention, belching, loss of appetite.
Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation
Mu XiangCostus Root
  • Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank pain, distention.
  • Regulates stagnated Qi in the intestines - diarrhea, abdominal pain (common herb to treat tenesmus).
  • Strengthens the spleen and prevents stagnation, used with tonifying herbs to reduce side effects.
Herbs That Regulate The Qi
Ren ShenGinseng Root
  • Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss).
  • Tonify lung qi - wheezing, shortness of breath, w/kidneys failing to grasp the qi.
  • Strengthen the middle warmer - lethargy, no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of organs, distended chest/abdomen.
  • Generates fluids, stops thirst - xiao ke, damaged fluid due to high dever and profuse sweating.
  • Benefits heart qi, calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, restlessness due to qi and/or blood deficiency.
Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Avoid tea and turnips while taking ginseng.
  • Antagonist with Wu Ling Zhi, Incompatible with Li Lu.
  • Avoid with high blood pressure and/or liver yang rising.
Rou Dou KouNutmeg Seeds
  • Binds the intestines, stops chronic/daybreak diarrhea due to cold from spleen and kidney deficiency.
  • Warms the middle burner, moves Qi - alleviates pain in abdomen, vomiting due to cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.
Herbs That Stabilize and Bind
Sha RenCardamon
  • Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
  • Promotes movement of Qi, strengthens stomach.
  • Calms the fetus, morning sickness.
  • Prevents tonifying herbs from causing stagnation. (See also Bai Dou Kou, Yi Zhi Ren)
Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness
Shan YaoChinese Yam
  • Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite.
  • Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing.
  • Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor cold, benefits both yin and yang, xiao ke, also binds the jing - spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, frequent urination.
Herbs That Tonify Qi
Shan ZhaHawthorn Fruit
  • Reduces and moves food stagnation outward - accumulation of meat and/or greasy foods with distention, pain, diarrhea.
  • Transforms blood stasis, dissipates clumps - post-partum abdominal pain, hernial disorder.
  • Stops diarrhea (when partially charred).
  • Hypertension.
Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation
Shen QuMedicated Leaven
  • Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold with food stagnation or accumulation, with epigastric and abdominal fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, and diarrhea.
  • Aids in mineral digestion and absorption.
Herbs That Relieve Food Stagnation

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