Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San
藿香正气丸

 

 

Agastache Powder to Rectify the Qi

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AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Fever and chills • Head ache • Nausea and vomiting • Intestinal flu • Dry Cough • Colitis • Gastroenteritis • Diarrhea • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Attributes: Antibacterial • Antidiarrheal • Antispasmodic • Detoxifying
Products (online examples)

Caplets

Tablets

Pills

Capsules

Other Names: Pogostemon Powder to Rectify the Qi • Agastache Formula • Huo Hsiang Cheng Qi San
Research (sample)
Categories (Click on  for other formulas in the category)
Category: Expel Dampness ⌕     Subcategory: Transform Damp Turbidity ⌕      Family:  ⌕     

Source: Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang ⌕ 

Actions
Release the exterior • Transforms dampness • Rectify qi • Harmonize the middle burner
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -White, greasy coat      Pulse -Soggy • Moderate • Slippery      Face/other 
Patterns: Dampness-stagnation • Qi deficiency • Spleen-stomach disharmony 
Indications: Flu symptoms • Diarrhea • Nausea and vomiting • Fever and chills • Abdominal pain
Contraindications: Wind heat from deficiency
Properties
Data adapted from product found online

HERBS Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Huo Xiang • Agastache • 藿香 Transform Dampness
12 g
Stop vomiting • Harmonize the middle burner • Transform Dampness • Relieve nausea • Release exterior wind cold Antiemetic • Anti-Inflammatory • Antifungal • Antibiotic • Antitumor • Antioxidative • Antimicrobial • Antibacterial • Antiviral • Insecticidal • Sedative
Hou PoMagnolia Bark • 厚朴 ♥ Transform Dampness

9 g

Transform spleen dampness • Transform stomach dampness • Clear food stagnation • Transform Phlegm • Clear qi stagnation GABA-ergic • Sedative • Cannabimimetic • Antioxidant • Anticoagulant • Antidepressant • Anti-inflammatory • Antibiotic • Antispasmodic • Antitumor • Antimicrobial
Chén Pí • Tangerine Rind • 陈皮 ♥ Regulate Qi

9 g

Stop cough • Stop vomiting • Regulate Qi • Harmonize middle burner • Transform phlegm • Dry dampness Anti-inflammatory • Antihistamine • Antioxidant • Antiviral • Expectorant • Hypertensive
Zi Su YePerilla Leaf • 紫苏叶 ♥ Release Exterior Wind Cold

6 g

Release the exterior • Expel cold • Calm restless fetus • Relief morning sickness • Detox seafood poisoning • Resolve toxicity • Harmonize the middle burner • Move qi • Harmonize spleen • Induce sweating • Revives spleen • Promotes Qi movement Anti-inflammation • Antipyretic • Hypoglycemic • Expectorant • Antitussive • Antibacterial • Diaphoretic • Antimicrobial • Sedative
Bái Zhǐ • Dahurian Angelica • 白芷 ♥ Release Exterior Wind Cold

6 g

Relieve frontal headaches • Reduce swelling • Relieve nasal congestion• Expel wind • Dissolve pus • Reduce sinus congestion • Reduce vaginal discharge Antimicrobial • Analgesic • Anti-inflammatory • Antibaterial • Laxative • Sedative
Bàn Xià • Pinellia Root • 半夏 Transform Phlegm Stop Cough

9 g

Transforms phlegm • Dries dampness • Stop cough • Stop wheezing • Relieve nausea • Relieve vomiting • Relief toothaches • Dissolve lumps Warming • Drying • Antitussive • Antiemetic
Da Fu PiBetel Husk • 大腹皮 Regulate Qi

9 g

Move qi downward • Dissolve stagnation • Relief edema • Promote diuresis • Dry dampness Diuretic • Laxative • Sexual stimulant • Stimulant
Bai ZhuWhite Atractylodes Root • 白术 Tonify Qi
12 g
Tonify qi • Stop sweating • Calms fetus • Edema • Urination difficulty • Reduce pain • Reduce inflammation Anti-inflammatory • Hepatoprotective • Immunity Booster • Hypoglycemic • Antibaterial
Fu LingPoria Mushroom • 茯苓 Drain Dampness
9 g
Dry dampness • Tonify spleen • Calm spirit • Relief edema • Detox food poisoning • Promote urination Diuretic • Antibacterial • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-allergic • Hypoglycemic • Antacid • Sedative • Immunity booster
Jie Geng  • Platycodon Root • 桔梗 Transform Phlegm Stop Cough
9 g
Moves lung qi • Expel pus • Expel mucous • Soothes sore throat Expectorant • Hypoglycemic • Anticholesterol • Antifungal
Gan CaoLicorice Root • 甘草 Tonify Qi
3 g
Tonify spleen • Tonify qi • Tonify blood • Clear heat • Stop cough • Lubricate lungs • Stop wheezing • Reduce spasm • Relieve pain • Harmonize other herb effects Hypoglycemic • Antiarrhythmic • Expectorant • Antidiarrheal • Antiulcer • Hepatoprotective • Antiulcer • Immunostimulant • Antitussive • Antiviral • Detox • Demulcent • Anti-inflammatory • Laxative • Emmenagogue • Antimicrobial • Spasmolytic
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
Decoction Directions:
  • None noted.


Modifications For
 + amount of Zi Su Ye Severe wind cold14
 – Gan Cao + She Qu + Ji Nei Jin Food stagnation14
 – Bai Zhu + Cang Zhu Severe dampness, thick greasy tongue coating14
+ Mu Tong + Ze Xie Intermittent urination14
+ Tong Cao + Hua Shi + Ze Xie Intermittent and difficult urination22
+ Shen Qu + Shan Zha Indigestion 22
+ Zhi Shi Tenesmus22
+ Wu Ling San Thirst, diarrhea, oliguria22
+ Cang Zhu + Huang Lian Diarrhea and stomach ache22

Caution
ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Huo Xiang: Heat yin deficiency • Stomach fire • Mint allergy
Hou Po: Anticoagulant drugs • Antidepressant drugs
Chén Pí: Excess internal heat • Dry cough from heat, yin deficiency or qi deficiency • Cough with blood • Red tongue • Fluid deficiency
Zi Su Ye: Warm Pathogen Diseases • Qi-Deficiency • Exterior Deficiencies • Damp Heat • Spontaneous Sweating
Bái Zhǐ: Yin deficiency • Blood deficiency • Heat in blood • Anticoagulant drugs • Blood pressure medication • Anti-depressant drugs • Terfenadine (antihistamine)
Bàn Xià: Yin deficiency cough • Bleeding • Dehydration • Heat • Pregnancy • Antidepressant drugs • Blood pressure medication • Terfenadine (antihistamine) • Foods: lamb, goat
Da Fu Pi: Qi deficiency • Pregnancy • Neuroleptic drugs • Antidepressant drugs
Bai Zhu: Autoimmune disorder • Yin deficiency with heat • Dehydration • Foods: black carp, Chinese cabbage, peach, plum and coriander
Fu Ling: Foods: Vinegar, pickled food
Jie Geng : Blood-stained mucus • Hypoglycemia • Tuberculosis • Anti-diabetic drugs
Zhi Gan Cao: High blood pressure • Low potassium • Pork • Seaweed • Chinese cabbage • Anti-diabetic drugs • Diuretic drugs
Notes
None noted

 

Bibliography: [3], [8], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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