English Name:Pinellia and Magnolia Bark Decoction.
Category: Qi Regulating.
Functions: Promotes the flow of Qi to remove stagnation, descends the adverse flow of Qi and transforms Phlegm.
Indications: Ban Xia Hou Po Tang is indicated for globus hystericus, known in TCM as Plumstone Qi. This is marked by a subjective sensation of a lump or object in the throat, which can neither be swallowed nor thrown up. It is often accompanied by difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, cough and a feeling of fullness or oppression in the chest.
Tongue and Pulse: The tongue usually presents with a greasy, whitish fur, and the pulse is wiry and slippery.
- Ban Xia [Rhizoma Pinelliae] – 12g
- Hou Po [Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis] – 9g
- Fu Ling [Poria] – 12g
- Sheng Jiang [Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens] – 15g
- Zi Su Ye [Folium Perillae] – 6g
Cautions and Contra-Indications: As Ban Xia Hou Po Tang is warm and dry in nature, it should be avoided in cases of Fire transformation or Yin deficiency.