Banxia

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Transform Phlegm
12-TP-01

Banxia

Rh Pinelliae ternatae/ Banxia


CHINESE : BANXIA
LATIN : Rh Pinelliae ternatae
ENGLISH : Pinellia
TRIVIAL : Pinellia

CATEGORY : Transform Phlegm
Properties : Acrid. Warm. Toxic
Channels : Lu, Sp, St


ACTIONS
Main herb for Phlegm and important for Dampness. Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends rebellious Qi (Phlegm-Cold in the Lu, especially effective in transforming Phlegm due to Dampness of the Sp). Harmonizes St (lingering Phlegm-Dampness in St rebelling upward). Dissipates nodules, reduces distension (obstruction caused by Phlegm anywhere in the body).


INDICATIONS
Nausea, coughing Phlegm, vomiting, thick coating on the tongue, Phlegm in the skin, transforms soft tumors. Non-Physical: desorientation, not in touch with reality, Phlegm in the Ht (clouds the mind), overly taking care of people, involved in too many things and not completing anything (is Damp; being a product of an incomplete Transformation process).


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
All cases of bleeding, cough due to Yin xu or depleted fluids. Caution in all cases with Heat.
Incompatible with Rx Aconiti/Wutou.


TEXTUAL LINKED BY
Rx Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli praeparatae/Fuzi


FORMULAS
Ding Chuan Tang
Huang Lian Tang
Liu Jun Zi Tang

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