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Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 12:42 AM
Pungent, bitter and warm2 MERIDIANS
Spleen and lung3 FUNCTIONS
- To regulate qi in the spleen and stomach;
- To dry dampness and resolve Phlegm
- Qi stagnation in the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, belching, nausea and vomiting, poor appetite and Diarrhea. Tangerine peel (Chen Pi) is used with Bitter orange (Zhiqiao) and Costus root (Mu Xiang) for epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, with Fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang) and Bamboo shavings (Zhu Ru) for nausea and vomiting. And with Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen) and White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) for poor appetite and diarrhea.
- Dampness blocking the spleen and stomach manifested as fullness and stifling sensation in the chest and epigastric region, poor appetite, lassitude, diarrhea and white and sticky tongue Coating. Tangerine peel (Chenpi) is used with Atractylodes rhizome (Cang Zhu) and Magnolia bark (Hou Po) in the formula Pingwei San.
- Excessive dampness, deficiency of the spleen and turbid phlegm blocking the lungs manifested as cough with profuse sputum. Tangerine peel (Chenpi) is used with Pinellia rubber (Ban Xia) and Poria (Fu Ling) in the formula Erchen Tang.