Level the Stomach Powder PATTERN DISCRIMINATION Damp stagnation of the spleen and stomach ACTIONS Dries dampness and transports the spleen, moves the qi and harmonizes the stomach INDICATIONS Acute and chronic gastritis, gastrectasis, gastric ulcer, peptic ulcer, indigestion, especially pediatric indigestion, gastric neurosis, obesity, chronic pancreatitis, and parasitic diseases CONTRAINDICATIONS Do not use unmodified in cases of yin blood vacuity. THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN-STOMACH DAMP STAGNATION * Epigastric and abdominal distention and fullness * White, slimy or thick tongue fur * No thought of eating or drinking * Vomiting and nausea * A bland feeling in the mouth and lack of taste * Acid eructation * A heavy, encumbered feeling in the extremities * Easy fatigue and a desire to lie down * A moderate (i.e., relaxed or slightly slow) and/or possibly bowstring pulse FORMULA EXPLANATION Within this formula, Cang Zhu is the sovereign. It is bitter, warm, and drying in nature. It is used to eliminate dampness and transport the spleen. Hou Po is the minister. It moves the qi and transforms dampness, disperses distention and eliminates fullness. Chen Pi is the assistant. It rectifies the qi and transforms stagnation. Gan Cao is the messenger or guide. It is sweet and relaxing and harmonizes the stomach. It also regulates and harmonizes all the other medicinals. Sheng Jiang and Da Zao also regulate and harmonize the spleen and stomach. Therefore, the medicinals in this formula work together to transform damp turbidity, to regulate and disinhibit the qi mechanism or dynamic, to boost and fortify the spleen and stomach, and to harmonize and downbear the stomach qi.
Ingredients: Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis) - 187.5 mg ; Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae) - 187.5 mg ; Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) - 124.5 mg ; Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis) - 124.5 mg ; Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) - 63 mg ; Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) - 63 mg