Kan Essentials Harmonize the Stomach

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Kan Essentials Harmonize the Stomach

ABOUT THE HERBS

Harmonize the Stomach (Ping Wei San) was first described in the Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era almost a thousand years ago in about 1085 A.D. The formula is designed to address Damp Cold stagnation in the Spleen and Stomach, secondary to Spleen Yang deficiency. The Damp accumulation obstructs the normal movement of Stomach Qi in the Middle Burner, causing it to rebel upward. Over-consumption of raw or cold foods is often labeled as the underlying cause of this pattern in humans. In dogs and cats, it appears to be the overconsumption of high starch grain-laden diets. Cang-zhu atractylodes rhizome and Magnolia bark both dry Damp. Magnolia bark additionally disperses stasis from the abdomen while Cang-zhu atractylodes rhizome warms the Spleen and Stomach. Tangerine dried rind of mature fruit assists in moving the Qi of the abdomen while also “cutting” the Damp. Ginger rhizome and Red jujube fruit tonify the Stomach and Spleen respectively, without being cloying. Chinese licorice root and rhizome tonifies the Spleen and Stomach Qi, while also harmonizing the formula as a whole.

CHINESE HERBAL ACTIONS

Expels Damp Cold stagnation in the Spleen and Stomach, tonifies Spleen Yang.

PHYSICAL INDICATIONS

• Occasional nausea, vomiting, belching, acid regurgitation, loss of appetite.

• Occasional abdominal distension, diarrhea.

• Occasional lethargy, heavy limbs.

PULSE

Slightly forceful.

TONGUE

Slightly purplish.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Avoid during pregnancy

INGREDIENTS

Pinyin Name

Common Name

Cang zhu

Cang-zhu atractylodes rhizome

Chen pi

Tangerine dried rind of mature fruit

Hou po

Magnolia bark

Hong zao

Red jujube fruit

Gan cao

Chinese licorice root and rhizome

Gan jiang

Ginger rhizome

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