JIAN PI WAN - Strengthen the Spleen Formula \ Choose Granules, Pills, Whole Herbs, or Pills

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Jian Pi Wan*

Strengthen the Spleen Formula

Origin of Jian Pi Wan

Standards and Patterns of Treatment (Zheng Zhi Zhuan Sheng) Wang Ken Tang, Ming Dynasty

Uses for Jian Pi Wan

Jian Pi Pian is for Spleen deficiency combined with food stagnation. It tonifies the Spleen, regulates Stomach Qi, and reduces dampness. The principal herbs in the formula are the 4 herbs comprising the famous formula SI ZUN ZI TANG, DANG SHEN (or REN SHEN), FU LING, BAI ZHU, AND GAN CAO.  Here BAI ZHO and FU LING are usually dosed higher than REN SHEN or GAN CAO.  Note that either REN SHEN oe DANG SHEN can be used.  DANG SHEN may be the better choice when Spleen Deficiency results in digestive symptoms such as diarrhea or bloating. REN SHEN (ginseng) is most appropriate when this deficiency results in low energy or malaise.

  • Tonify Spleen
  • Harmonize Middle Jiao 
  • Relieve Food Stagnation
  • Stop Diarrhea
  • Reduce Bloating


JIAN PI WAN Ingredients

(Bai Zhu)
(Mu Xiang)
(Huang Lian)
(Gan Cao)
(Fu Ling)
(Dang Shen)
(Shen Qu)
(Chen Pi)
(Sha Ren)
(Mai Ya)
(Shan Zha)
(Shan Yao)
(Rou Dou Kou)
(Zhi Shi)
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Radix Aucklandiae Lappae
Rhizoma Coptidis Recens
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Massa Medicata Fermentata
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Fructus Amomi
Fructis Hordei Germinatus
Fructus Crataegi
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Oppositae
Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Fructus Aurantii Immaturus


JIAN PI WAN  Dosage and Administration

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach

Tablets: 6 tablets, 2-3 times a day

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet (50 grams) of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.

Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.


Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.


What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
  • SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
  • GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)

This product is custom made and cannot be returned, refunded, or exchanged.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.




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