Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Tonify Qi

Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

Ginseng Poria and Atractylodes Macrocephala Powder


Main Action of Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to tonify the spleen Qi and clear dampness to alleviate diarrhea. This chinese medicine formula is best suited for conditions of spleen Qi deficiency leading to internal dampness due to poor transformation and transportation of the food Qi entering the body. The weak spleen is unable to send clear Qi upwards so turbidity accumulates and flows downwards giving rise to watery diarrhea.


Indications and Symptoms for Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite, weak extremities, emaciation, weight loss, chest distention, epigastric distention, pale complexion, possible vomiting (excess dampness) Tongue - pale, white coat Pulse - thin, weak


Herbal Ingredients of Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

Si Jun Zi Tang:

Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng, Ginseng Root)

- 1000g -tonify spleen Qi

Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractyloids Macrocephaeiae, Atractylodes (white) Rhizome)

- 1000g. -tonify spleen, dry dampness

Fu Ling (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos, China -root, Poria, Hoelen)

- 1000g. -tonify spleen, dry dampness

Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis, Licorice Root)

- 1000g. -tonify Qi, harmonize

ShanYao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae, Chinese Yam, Dioscorea)

- 1000g. -tonify spleen Qi

Bai Bian Dou (Semen Dolichoris Lablab, Hyacinth Bean, Dolichos)

- 750g. -tonify spleen Qi, stops diarrhea

Lian Zi (Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae, Lotus Seed)

- 500g. -tonify spleen Qi, stops diarrhea

Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis Lachryma -jobi, Job's tears seeds, Coix)

- 500g. -tonify spleen Qi, drain dampness

Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi, Grains of Paradise Fruit, Cardamon)

- 500g. -transform dampness, promotes Qi circulation

Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi Grandiflori, Balloon Flower Root, Platycodon)

- 500g. -promotes lung Qi circulation, promotes ascending function of Qi, stop diarrhea


Cooking Preparation of Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
This natural medicine formula is generally prepared using one one -hundredth of the indicated dosage above. Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae) is usually substituted for Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) due to the expense of the herbs. This Herbal formula is generally prepared by grinding all the ingredients into a powder and taken in 6 gram doses with warm water.


Additional Information on Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
This Herbal formula is balanced that although it is warm in nature it is not drying. It is able to regulate ascending and descending functions of Qi. With the addition of Jie Geng this formula is able to aid the lungs and prevents them from becoming deficient which is a common disorder which follows closely with spleen Qi deficiency. When the appropriate symptoms are present this alternative medicine Herbal formula is able to treat such diseases as chronic gastritis, chronic hepatitis, chronic bronchitis, chronic nephritis, diabetes mellitus, malabsorption syndromes and malnutrition when the appropriate symptoms have presented themselves.