Zhi Zhu Tang - Immature Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Macrocephala Formula
Zhi Zhu Tang *
Immature Bitter Orange and Atractylodes Macrocephala Formula
Zhi Zhu Tang Ingredients:
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu|
|Fr. Aurantii Immaturus||Zhi Shi|
Traditionally this formula was prepared as a pill. (see Zhi Zhu Wan*) the modern preparation is as a Decoction (tang*). This formula is often added to other larger formulas.
Zhi Zhu Tang* Uses:
This Is a DUI YAO (two herb combination formula) was traditionally powdered and formed into pills (wan) often with rice fried in He Ye (Nelumbinis Folium). Its actions treat a deficient stomach and spleen and helps restore the transformation and transportation of food into energy. It reduces epigastric focal distention and directs Qi downward. Strengthening the Stomach and Spleen prevents further injury and restores proper function and appetite. Traditionally this pair is said to treat hardness below the heart, thirst without the desire for water, or sounds of water splashing in the upper abdomen, and diarrhea.
* 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)