Ping Wei San - Calm the Stomach Formula
Ping Wei San *
Magnolia and Ginger Combination
Calm the Stomach Powder
Origin or Ping Wei San
Source: Imperial Grace formulary of the Tai Ping Era
Ping Wei San's TCM Uses
Indications for Using Ping Wei San
Ping Wei San Ingredients
|Hou Po||Magnolia Bark|
|Chen Pi (Ju Pi)||Citrus Peel|
|Da Zao||Sour Date|
|Sheng Jiang||Ginger (Fresh)|
|Zhi Gan Cao||Licorice (Baked)|
Ping Wei San Safety
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
This supplement is intended for health care professionals educated in Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM can be very powerful, and it can also be complex; Self diagnosis and self treatment are not recommended. Best to find a nearby practitioner of TCM. If none are available, you may purchase an e-mail/phone consultation at drshen.com/consultation.html
Ping Wei San Dosage and Administration
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Tablets: 6 tablets 3 times a day
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet 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.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines.
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.
* 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)
* 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.