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Chinese Symptomology SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF DAMP HEAT IN THE STOMACH AND INTESTINES INCLUDE:Nausea and vomiting ~Thick, slimy yellow tongue fur ~Diarrhea with foulsmelling stools ~A rapid, slippery pulse ~SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN QI VACUITY INCLUDE:Fatigue ~Possible cracks in the center of the tongue ~Lack of strength ~A forceless, possibly fine pulse ~A swollen tongue with teethmarks on its edges Western Symptomology Damp heat in the stomach and intestines with a simultaneous spleen qi vacuity. Some of the many gastrointestinal conditions which may manifest this pattern include acute nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, acute and chronic gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and Crohn’s disease. Actions Harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow, fortifies the spleen and supplements the qi, clears heat and eliminates dampness from the stomach and intestines, disperses glomus and eliminates distention Pattern Damp heat in the stomach and intestines with spleen vacuity Ingredients Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 129 mg ~ Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis) 129 mg ~ Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) 129 mg ~ Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) 129 mg ~ Gan Jiang(dry Rhizoma Zingiberis) 85.5 mg ~ mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 85.5 mg ~ Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) 63 mg
Within this formula, Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) and Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis) harmonize the stomach and downbear counterflow as well as eliminate dampness. Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis), Gan Jiang (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis), Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), and mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) and Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis) clear heat and eliminate dampness from the stomach and intestines.
This formula comes from Zhang Zhong-jing’s late Han dynasty Shan Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [due to] Cold). It is considered a modification of Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction).