Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is a commonly used Chinese patent medicine and is an upgraded version of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang. Their recipes are almost the same.
This recipe comes from <Pi Wei Lun> (Treatise on the Spleen and Stomach), which is a famous Chinese medicine prescription. It has more than 700 years of medicinal history.
In 1249, Li Dong Yuan wrote <Pi Wei Lun>. At that time, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang was used to treat the weakness of the spleen and stomach and the sinking of middle qi.
With the development of the times and pharmaceutical technology, most of the traditional Chinese medicine decoctions have developed into Chinese patent medicines. Chinese patent medicine is rigorous, safe and professional compared to the earlier traditional Chinese medicine decoctions.
In Chinese medicine, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is often used to nourish the spleen and stomach, treat loss of appetite, indigestion, fatigue, visceral ptosis, and chronic diarrhea.
Main beneficial ingredients of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
- Huang Qi (Astragalus Root)
- Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
- Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata)
- Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
- Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
- Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
- Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel)
- Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger)
- Hong Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Earlier this recipe contained Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng), but now Dang Shen is used instead of Ren Shen. In this recipe, the effects of Dang Shen and Ren Shen are basically the same.
The medicinal property of Huang Qi is relatively warm. It can treat the weakness of the spleen and stomach and the sinking of middle qi. It plays a major role in this recipe.
The medicinal property of Dang Shen is relatively mild. It can nourish the spleen and stomach and improve the hematopoietic function and the efficacy of Huang Qi.
Zhi Gan Cao can nourish the heart and spleen and reconcile other herbs in this recipe. Bai Zhu can invigorate qi and spleen, regulate intestinal tract, and relieve indigestion, abdominal distension, vomiting, diarrhea, and edema.
The medicinal property of Dang Gui is relatively warm. It can improve hematopoiesis, regulate blood circulation, and have analgesic effects.
Both Chai Hu and Sheng Ma can replenish the middle qi and yang, and treat visceral ptosis caused by the sinking of middle qi.
The medicinal property of Chen Pi is relatively warm. It can relieve qi stagnation of the spleen and stomach, and treat loss of appetite, indigestion, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Sheng Jiang can warm the stomach, treat abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting caused by the deficiency-cold of spleen and stomach, and increase appetite.
The medicinal property of Hong Zao is relatively warm. It can nourish the spleen and stomach and improve the hematopoietic function.
Benefits of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
- Relieving chronic diarrhea and senile constipation.
- Promoting physical recovery after partial surgery.
- Improving hematopoietic function and blood circulation and relieving anemia.
- Improving appetite and relieving indigestion, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, and vomiting.
- Treating menstrual disorders, menstruation, and dysmenorrhea.
- Treating chronic suppurative otitis media, chronic hepatitis, and chyluria.
- Treating loss of appetite, dyspepsia, and fatigue caused by weakness of spleen and stomach.
- Relieving visceral ptosis caused by the sinking of middle qi, such as gastroptosis, anorectal prolapse, and uterine ptosis.
- Relieving fever, sweating, thirst, shortness of breath, and pale tongue caused by qi deficiency.
- Regulating the immune system, digestive system, urinary system, and enhancing the body’s non-specific resistance.
How to use Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
When using Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan, follow the instructions for the medicine. It has 3 forms, namely pills, granules, and oral solutions.
When you take the small pills, 9g each time, 3 times daily. When you take the big pills, 1 pill each time, 2-3 times daily.
When you take the granules, 3g each time, 2-3 times daily. The above medication is recommended to be taken with warm water.
When you take the oral solution, 1 vial each time, 2-3 times daily.
Generally, if you take it continuously for 3 weeks, your body will improve. After that, you can take it in small amounts or stop taking it.
Side effects of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan has been used clinically for many years with almost no side effects.
A small number of people taking it may cause allergic reactions, such as dizziness, headaches, rashes, and elevated blood pressure.
Precaution of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
- It is not recommended to eat spicy, cold or greasy food while taking this medicine.
- It should not be together used with cold medicines or Li Lu (Veratrum nigrum).
- People with a fever should not take it.
- If the symptoms do not alleviate after 4 weeks of medication, you should go to the hospital for treatment.
- If you experience headaches, dizziness, diplopia, rashes, or elevated blood pressure while taking the medicine, you should stop taking it.
- Children, pregnant women, and lactating women should take it under the guidance of a doctor.
- People with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, and other chronic diseases should take it under the guidance of a doctor.
- If you are using other medicines, you need to ask your doctor.