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Liu Jun Zi Tang Caps 120's, Blue Poppy

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Six Gentlemen Decoction

This formula comes from Bi Li-zhai’s Ming dynasty Jiao Zhu Fu Ren Liang Fang (Revised Fine Formulas for Women) published in the 16th century. Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in 500 mg gelatin capsules.

Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)

Functions: Fortifies the spleen and supplements the qi, transforms phelgm and eliminates dampness

Indications: Spleen qi vacuity with phlegm dampness manifesting as chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal weakness and dysfunction, gastroptosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, anemia, vomiting, and diarrhea

Signs & symptoms of spleen qi vacuity include:

  • Fatigue

  • Lack of strength

  • Dizziness standing up

  • Easy bruising

  • Shortness of breath

  • Possible lack of appetite

  • Possible loose stools

  • An enlarged tongue with teeth-marks on its edges and/or cracks in its center

  • A forceless, possibly fine pulse

Signs & symptoms of phlegm dampness include:

  • Profuse clear or white phlegm

  • Possible swelling or edema

  • Possible bodily heaviness

  • Slimy tongue fur

  • A slippery or soft pulse

Formula explanation: Within this formula, Ren Shen is the sovereign medicinal. It is sweet, warm, and greatly supplements the source or original qi. It also fortifies the spleen and nourishes the stomach. Bai Zhu is the minister. It is bitter, warm, and fortifies the spleen and dries dampness. The assistants are Fu Ling, Ban Xia, and Chen Pi. Fu Ling is sweet, bland, and seeps dampness and fortifies the spleen. Used together, Fu Ling and Bai Zhu­'s ability to fortify the spleen and eliminate dampness are strengthened, thus promoting movement and transformation. Ban Xia is acrid, warm, slightly toxic, transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness, harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow. Chen Pi is acrid, bitter, and warm, harmonizes the center and rectifies the qi, transforms phlegm and dries dampness. These two medicinals further strengthen the effects of Fu Ling and Bai Zhu in eliminating dampness as well as add the abilities of harmonizing the center and downbearing counterflow to this formula. The messenger or guide is mix-fried Gan Cao. It is sweet and warm and fortifies the spleen at the same time as it regulates the center.

Dosage: According to Him-che Yeung in Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas, Vol. 2, the standard daily dose in decoction for this formula is 48 grams. Because of the 10:1 concentration ratio and the efficiency of our manufacturing process it would take only 7 capsules per day of Blue Poppy's version of this formula to equal the standard daily dose. The actual prescribed dose should be determined by the practitioner on a case by case basis.

May patient does present the signs and symptoms of:

Spleen qi vacuity Yes No
Phlegm dampness Yes No

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