HERB FORMULAS

English: Atratylodes-Poria Phlegm-Dissipating Decoction
Also Known As: Atractylodes Cyperus Phlegm Decoction
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu 3-10g Strongly dries Dampness, tonifies the Spleen and Clears Dampness from the Lower Jiao.
With Xiang Fu, for chest, epigastric and abdominal pain, distention and discomfort due to Dampness and Qi Obstruction.
Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu 6-14g Spreads and regulates Liver Qi, regulates menstruation and alleviates pain.
With Cang Zhu, for indigestion, pain and distention in the flanks and abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and acid regurgitation.
Poria Fu Ling 9-18g Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 3-14g Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, dissipates nodules and reduces Stagnation.
With Chen Pi, for epigastric and abdominal distention or pain due to disharmony of the Stomach Qi.
With Fu Ling, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting, hiccups, coughs with clear, profuse Phlegm and loose and watery stools.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 3-9g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.
With Sheng Jiang, for vomiting and hiccups due to Disharmony of the Stomach Qi and Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle with nausea and hiccup.
With Cang Zhu and Fu Ling, for a thick white tongue coat with no desire to drink.
With Zhi Ban Xia and Fu Ling, for cough due to accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1.5-15g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, resolves Phlegm and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing 2-5g Clears Heat, dissolves Phlegm, calms Wind and stops convulsions.
Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke 3-10g Promotes the movement of Qi and reduces distention and pressure.
Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu 6-16g Reduces Food Stagnation, promotes digestion, moves Qi and harmonizes the Stomach.
With Zhi Ke, for reduced appetite and fullness and distention of the epigastrium and abdomen due to Cold Stagnation.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-10g Warms the Middle, stops vomiting, reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting due to many causes including Stomach Cold.
  • Resolves Phlegm
  • Eliminates Dampness
  • Regulates Qi
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Phlegm-Dampness
  • Delayed menstruation or
  • Amenorrhea
  • Menses are decreased, light in color and viscid
  • Scanty periods
  • Palpitations of the Heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Epigastric fullness
  • Lassitude of limbs
  • Profuse sputum in the throat
  • Loose stools
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • Leukorrhea
  • Dizziness
  • A heavy sensation in the head
  • Chest oppression
  • Nausea
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • T: Pale and plump
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Slippery
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome: For poor appetite due to Spleen Qi Deficiency:
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 25g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 10 Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + 15g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 6g Rz. Sparganii San Leng
+ 6g Rz. Curcumae E Zhu
For increased vaginal discharge:
+ 6g Hb. Lycopi Ze Lan + 12g Sm. Plantaginis Che Qian Zi
For amenorrhea:
For amenorrhea with dampness leading to Heat:
+ Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu + Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For amenorrhea with heavy gas and nausea:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu + Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian
For amenorrhea with Damp-Heat congested heavy discharge and abdominal pain:
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
For amenorrhea with Qi and Blood Stagnation:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For amenorrhea with Food Stagnation:
For amenorrhea with Phlegm nodulations:
+ Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu + Thallus Eckloniae Kun Bu
+ Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
For infertility:
+ Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + Squama Manitis Chuan Shan Jia
+ Pseudobulbus Cremastrae/Pleiones Shan Ci Gu
+ Hb. Leonuri Yi Mu Cao
or
(Take before and after menstruation)
+ Spina Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Ci
For infertility with Heart palpitations:
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu
- Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke - Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang - Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Exocarpium Citri Reticulatae Rubrum Ju Hong - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Thallus Eckloniae Kun Bu
or
(Take after menstruation)
+ Sargassum Hai Zao
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
- Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu + Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang For polycystic ovary syndrome:
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong - Arisaema cum Bile Dan Nan Xin
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu - Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi - Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu
+ Sm. Vaccariae Wang Bu Liu Xing
+ Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha + Thallus Eckloniae Kun Bu
or
+ Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii Zhe Bei Mu
- Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
+ Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi + Spica Prunellae Xia Ku Cao
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + Sm. Vaccariae Wang Bu Liu Xing
+ Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian + Concha Arcae Wa Leng Zi
+ Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo + Pseudobulbus Cremastrae/Pleiones Shan Ci Gu
+ Pulvis Cornu Pantotrichum Lu Rong Fen + Spina Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Ci
   
or
   
- Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu    
- Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao    
- Arisaemae cum Bile Dan Nan Xing    
- Massa Medicata Fermentata Shen Qu    
   
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang    
+ Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru    
   
+ Thallus Eckloniae Kun Bu    
+ Sargassum Hai Zao    
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu    
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi    
+ Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan