XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI 香砂六君子 - Six-Gentleman with Aucklandia and Amomum

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Six-Gentleman with Aucklandia and Amomum Formula

See Also: Health Concerns brand Six Gentlemen  /  Liu Jun Zi Wan 六君子丸

This is the most commonly used variation of the classical formula Four Gentlemen. Six Gentlemen is actually a combination of Four Gentlemen with components of the well known Two-Cured decoction, ER CHEN TANG. It is most often used for simultaneous Spleen Deficiency with phlegm in the lungs or stomach. This condition is characterized by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, bloating, a stifling sensation in the epigastrium. Sometimes there is coughing with noticeable amounts of clear, white, or frothy phlegm.

XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI Uses and Indications:

Spleen Qi Deficiency (with Phlegm-Damp and pain)
Stomach Qi Deficiency
Stomach Cold
Gu Syndrome

  • Tonifies Qi
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Regulates Qi
  • Stops pain


Codonopsis root * Dang Shen *
White Atractylodis rhizome Bai Zhu
Poria Cocos mushroom Fu Ling
Baked Licorice root Zhi Gan Cao 
Aged Tangerine peel Chen Pi 
Pinelliae rhizome (prepared) Ban Xia
Amomi fruit Sha Ren 
Aucklandiae root Mu Xiang

* For a version of this formula using Ginseng (REN SHEN) instead of, Codonopsis (DANG SHEN), or to customize any formula, call your order Toll-Free to 877-922-4372


Source: Comprehensive Medicine According to Master Zhang (1695 AD)


Use cautiously when constipated.

Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.

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.

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI Dosage & Administration:

Tablets: 6 tablets taken 2 to 3 times daily. Best on an empty stomach

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

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-quarts of water or 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.

On Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions

Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Branches cook for 10-30 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.  Certain herbs, like powdered minerals and tree saps, are not boiled, but stirred into to the strained decoction.

* 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



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