Kan Essentials Protect the Middle

Kan Herb Company

Protect the Middle 

Veterinary Authorization Required


Protect the Middle (Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San), addresses digestive disharmonies that arise from an externally contracted Wind Cold Damp, combined with a pre-existing Spleen Qi deficiency with Dampness. Patchouli herb, the chief herb in Protect the Middle both transforms Damp and expels Wind Cold Damp invasions. Ginger cured Pinellia rhizome, Magnolia bark and Tangerine dried rind of mature fruit restore the normal descent of Qi to relieve occasional vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Perilla leaf and Platycodon root help expel Wind invasion. White atractylodes rhizome, Poria, Ginger rhizome, Red jujube fruit and Chinese licorice root and rhizome tonify the Spleen and Stomach to make them more resistant to invasion and bolster their digestive functions. A small amount of Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root is added to promote normal descent of digestive Qiand to relieve occasional bloat. Protect the Middle is rich in aromatic herbs to support healthy digestive functions.


Expels and transforms Wind Cold Damp invasions lodged into the digestive tract, releases the Exterior, transforms Dampness.


• Occasional diarrhea or vomiting, abdominal discomfort, indigestion.

• Occasional bloating, loss of appetite.

• Pre-existing internal Dampness.

• Occasional itch.

• Occasional back weakness.


Toned and strong.


Often pale, but can also be swollen, wet or frothy.




Pinyin Name

Common Name

Fu ling


Guang huo xiang

Patchouli herb

Chen pi

Tangerine dried rind of mature fruit

Hou po

Magnolia bark

Bai zhu

White atractylodes rhizome

Jiang ban xia

Ginger cured pinellia rhizome

Da huang

Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root

Gan cao

Chinese licorice root and rhizome

Gan jiang

Ginger rhizome

Hong zao

Red jujube fruit

Jie geng

Platycodon root

Zi su ye

Perilla leaf