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Gua Lou Xie Bai Ban Xia Tang

Trichosanthes, Bakeri & Pinellia Combination Granules | 栝蔞薤白半夏湯
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SKU 870

Ingredients: Trichosanthes fruit (gua lou), Bakeri bulb (xie bai), Pinellia root (ban xia).


Mandarin: 瓜樓薤白半夏湯
Pin-Yin: Gua Lou Xie Bai Ban Xia Tang
English: Trichosanthes, Bakeri, & Pinellia Combination
Romaji: Karo Gaihaku Hange To
Kanji: 栝楼薤白半 夏湯
Kampo: No


Source:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue, 206)

How it works:

  • Disperses phlegm
  • Removes accumulations
  • Alleviates chest oppression

Clinical Applications:

  • Chest bi syndrome associated with chest and upper back pain, cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath
  • White and greasy tongue coating

This 2000-year-old formula was developed by the renowned Han dynasty physician Zhang Zhongjing. Gua Lou Xie Bai Ban Xia Tang is used to treat chest bi syndrome by dispersing phlegm, removing accumulations, and alleviating chest oppression.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name

Trichosanthes Fruit

Gua Lou

Long-stamen Onion

Xie Bai

Pinellia

Ban Xia

White Rice Wine

Bai Jiu

 

Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Trichosanthes expands the chest, disperses accumulations, and transforms phlegm, and Bakeri (Long-stamen Onion) unblocks yang qi, reduces pain, dispels phlegm, redirects qi downward, and alleviates stagnation. Pinellia is used to combat dampness, transform phlegm, and disperse accumulations.


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