Theory

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills - TCM Herbal Formula


Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Names

  • English Name: Aucklandia, Amomi & Six Gentlemen Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan
  • Alternate Names: Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang, Saussurea and Cardamon Combination, Saussurea, Cardamon and the Six Gentlemen Decoction, Aplotaxis-Amomum Pills
  • Chinese Character: 香砂六君子丸



Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • A modified version of the base, zhi zhu wan, which is used to treat qi stagnation and food retention from qi deficiency.  This modification includes herbs which add more movement and damp drying.
  • Distention and fullness in the epigastric area - bloating, indigestion, gastritis, gastric prolapse.
  • Poor appetite (from Spleen Qi Deficiency), anorexia.

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Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid raw and cold food when taking this formula (and generally for Spleen Qi Deficiency).



Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan Has 8 Ingredients

Mu Xiang

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  • Costus 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

Sha Ren

Dang Shen

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  • Codonopsis Root
    • 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.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

Bai Zhu

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.

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

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

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



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