Chinese name: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan (haw shahng jung chee wahn)
Also known as: Lophanthus Antifebrile; Agastache Qi Normalizing Pills
Summer damp stomach flu, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sticky stools
Regulates the digestion, eliminates dampness, repels wind
The chief ingredient in this formula is Agastache (huo xiang), also known as patchouli. This highly aromatic, easy-to-grow plant is in the category known as "aromatic herbs that transform dampness." The specific action of herbs in this category is to wake up the spleen with their strong aroma and eliminate dampness in that organ. Dampness in the spleen is characterized by symptoms of nausea, vomiting, fullness in the abdominal area, lack of appetite or thirst, and diarrhea.
These symptoms usually arise as a result of acute gastroenteritis -- what we often call stomach "flu" -- which is effectively treated with this formula.
Highly effective, this formula often relieves symptoms with just one dose. This patent should not be taken alone in the case of fever, since it is warm by nature. When there are heat signs, such as fever, it can be taken along with Gan Mao Ling, Zhong Gan Ling, or Yin Qiao Jie Du Pien. It is best to take it for an additional day after symptoms subside to give digestive function a chance to return to normal. Manufacturer: Lanzhou Foci
Dosage: 10 pills, three times a day
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