Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang 香砂六君子 - Six-Gentleman with Aucklandia and Amomum
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
- Tonifies Qi
- Strengthens the Spleen
- Harmonizes the Stomach
- Regulates Qi
- Stops pain
XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI Ingredients:
|Codonopsis root||Dang Shen||27%|
|White Atractylodis rhizome||Bai Zhu||14|
|Poria Cocos mushroom||Fu Ling||14|
|Baked Licorice root||Zhi Gan Cao||3|
|Aged Tangerine peel||Chen Pi||12|
|Pinelliae rhizome (prepared)||Ban Xia||12|
|Amomi fruit||Sha Ren||9|
|Aucklandiae root||Mu Xiang||9|
History of XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI :
Source: Comprehensive Medicine According to Master Zhang (1695 AD)
Safety and Side Effects of XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI:
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.
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)
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