CHINAHERB - Harmonizes Stomach - 60 Tablets

R 212.12

Vendor: CHINAHERB SKU: 988607031

半夏泻心汤 / Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang

Treats the following symptoms:

Harmonizes Stomach comes from the classic Treatise on Febrile Diseases”. Many medical practitioners call Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang the first formulation for gastrointestinal conditioning. The formulation uses “pungent-open, bitter-descend and sweet-tonic” as the idea of forming the formula. The pungent-open means using herbs in pungent flavour to restore digestion function of the Spleen. Bitter flavour herbs are restoring the descending function of the Stomach and sweet-tonic means it is using sweet flavours to tonic Spleen and Stomach. It is a classic formula for regulating Spleen and Stomach function. In ancient times, this formula was used to treat Spleen and Stomach’s Pi syndrome”, and “Pi” means “sluggish“. The Pi Syndrome is characterized by those who are suffering from indigestion with symptoms of the fullness of stomach, upset, vomiting, bowel sounds, stomach acid reflux, bitter mouth, yellow and greasy tongue coating. It is currently used for gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, functional dyspepsia, chronic colitis, support treatment of AIDS/HIV etc., which are dysfunction of ascending of the Spleen and descending of the Stomach, disorder of Cold and Warm of the Stomach.

Modern research shows that the formulation has the functions of anti-inflammatory, bacteriostatic and bidirectional regulation of gastrointestinal motility, and can promote the local growth and expression of the gastrointestinal tract, promote the secretion of related hormones and proteins, and improve the body’s immunity.




Disease description:

HIV stands for “Human Immunodeficiency Virus”, the pathogen that weakens the human immune system. Infection with HIV most often occur during unprotected sexual intercourse or through HIV-infected blood. Failure to treat HIV infection means that at a certain point in time the body will no longer be able defend itself against other infectious pathogens and falls seriously ill with normally harmless diseases. This condition is then called “Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome” (AIDS). People with AIDS often suffer from pneumonia and fungal diseases.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

HIV infection is viewed as an Invasion of Damp and Toxic Heat, which is not showing symptoms in the beginning (asymptomatic phase). The virus is hiding in the body and slowly depleting Wei Qi, then later attacks the Lung and can cause flu-like symptoms. Then it progresses inwards depleting Spleen and Stomach Qi and drying Stomach Yin. The Toxic Heat dries the Blood, causing Blood Deficiency and eventually Yin- and Yang- and Essence Deficiency.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Qi Deficiency and Latent Toxin

Immune deficiency in the asymptomatic HIV positive patient.

Recommended formulas to use:

Lung Qi & Yin Deficiency

Susceptibility to infection such as recurrent episodes of a sore throat, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, rashes, pruritus, weight loss, fatigue, night sweating.

Recommended formulas to use:

Spleen Qi Deficiency

Frequent infections, fatigue, diarrhoea or loose stools, lack of appetite, dull pain in the abdomen, weight loss, lethargy, the need to take naps after meals.

recommended formulae: Arouse Centre Qi
in case of loose stool: Consolidate Qi
in case of heartburn and stomach pain: Harmonizes Stomach


Recommended formulas to use:

Blood Deficiency

Immune deficiency, tiredness, anaemia.

Recommended formulas to use:

Damp Heat

Immune deficiency, wet skin lesions, yeast and fungal problems, parasitic diarrhoea, bleeding gums.

Recommended formulas to use: