Shi Pi Yin

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Warm and Transform Water and Dampness

Shi Pi Yin

Bolster the Spleen Decoction


Main Action of Shi Pi Yin
The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to warm yang Qi, tonify spleen Qi, promote Qi circulation and promote urination. This chinese medicine formula is best suited in conditions of yin type edema. Shi Pi Yin treats yin type edema which is due to spleen and kidney yang deficiency when the yang Qi is unable to move and transform fluids leading to internal accumulation of water and dampness.


Indications and Symptoms for Shi Pi Yin
generalized edema, edema is more severe in lower extremities, cold sensation in the extremities, chest and abdominal fullness with distention, heavy sensation in the extremities, poor appetite, no thirst, scanty urine, loose stools Tongue - thick greasy coat Pulse - slow, submerged, thin


Herbal Ingredients of Shi Pi Yin

Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli, Szechuan Aconite Root, Aconite)

- 30g. -unblocks yang Qi, promotes circulation, dries dampness, tonify kidney yang

Gan Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis, Dried Ginger Rhizome, Dried Ginger)

- 30g. -warms spleen yang and promotes spleen Qi movement, promotes spleen functions

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

- 30g. -tonify spleen, promote urination, drain dampness

Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractyloids Macrocephaelae, White Atractylodes Rhizome)

- 30g. -tonify spleen, promote urination, drain dampness

Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenornelis, Chinese Quince Fruit, Chaenomeles)

- 30g. -aids spleen , transforms dampness, promotes urination

Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis, Magnolia Bark)

- 30g. -direct Qi downwards, guides out stagnation, transforms dampness

Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae Lappae, Costus Root, Saussurea, Aucklandia)

- 30g. -direct Qi downwards, guides out stagnation, transforms

Fu Ling (Sclerotium Poriae Cocos)


Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae Catechu, Betel Husk, Areca Peel)

- 30g. -directs Qi down, guide out stagnation, transform/drains dampness, regulates Qi circulation

Cao Guo (Fructus Amomi Tsae -ko, Tsaoko Fruit)

- 30g. -direct Qi downwards, guides out stagnation, transforms dampness

Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis, Licorice Root)

- 15g. -regulates and harmonizes other herbs, tonify spleen


Cooking Preparation of Shi Pi Yin
This natural medicine Herbal formula should be ground into a fine powder and taken in a 12 gram dosages as a draft mixed with five slices of Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens) and one piece of Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae). Today Shi Pi Yin is usually taken in a decoction using less than the specified dosage listed above.


Additional Information on Shi Pi Yin
This Herbal formula warms and tonifies the spleen and kidneys as well as drains accumulated fluids and is one of the best formulas to treat edema due to yang deficiency. Shi Pi Yin's ability to tonify yang and expel cold is stronger than that of Zhen Wu Tang (True Warrior Decoction). This alternative medicine formula is able to treat such diseases as chronic nephritis, rheumatic valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, hepatic disorders, chronic enteritis and intestinal tuberculosis when the patient presents the appropriate symptoms.