Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan (Agastaches - Regulate Qi Pills)

What does Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan do?

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan is a Chinese Medicinal Formula commonly used to treat patients suffering from summer colds, flu, and gastrointestinal disorders due to seasonal dampness. It functions by regulating the Qi, eliminating dampness and expelling Wind/Cold. Symptoms that can be associated with these conditions are: fevers, chills, nausea, diarrhea, reduced appetite, bloating, gastrointestinal discomfort, and a greasy, white tongue. It has also been suggested as a treatment for patients who are suffering from acute diarrhea and cholera.

It should be noted that this treatment is usually utilized in warm months with high humidity when the above conditions are more likely to occur. Environment, lifestyle, and diet are thought to have a substantial effect on the occurrence of summer colds and gastrointestinal disorders. It is also advisable to be aware that drinking large amounts of cold liquids, so common in hot weather, is thought to adversely effect the immune and digestive systems by slowing down their responsiveness.

Should my health care professional be advised before I take Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

It is always good to keep your health care practitioner updated on medications, herbals, supplements or other therapies you may be participating in. They should be consulted first if you have any of these conditions:

  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • A tendency towards allergic reactions to other medicines, herbs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.

Are there other times my health care professional needs to be advised before I take Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

They should be consulted first if you are:

  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • If you plan to administer this herb to a child.

When is Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan contraindicated?

  • If the patient is suffering from thirst, dry mouth, fever without chills, and a yellow coating on the tongue.

How should I take this product?

Take Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan Pills by mouth. Swallow the pills with a large drink of warm water.

What should the dosage be?

Dosages are usually based on the individual, severity of the symptoms and the type of problem.

Generally, 8 pills 3x daily

What other medicines may interact with Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

  • Unknown

What side effects may I notice from taking Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

If you experience any uncomfortable side effects, stop usage immediately and report them to your health care professional.

  • Unknown

What do I need to watch out for with Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

There are many different brands of Chinese patent medicines/ formulas and as with medicinal herbs, care should be taken with purchasing. Incorrectly labeled products and/or the presence of contaminants, adulterations, or substitutions have all been reported in conjunction with Chinese patent medicines. Contaminants s.c. as heavy metals and/or substitutions with pharmaceutical drugs (over the counter and prescription) are a serious health hazard.

There have been reported cases of Chinese medicinal products being sold as Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan that were not in fact this formula. Use of known, recommended brands may reduce this possibility.

See "Chinese Patent Medicines Warning"

Where can I keep this product?

Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30°C (59 and 86°F) unless otherwise indicated. If there is an expiration date listed on the product, throw away the unused portion after the expiration date

Can you tell me a little more about Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan?

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan is listed in "Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era" (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang), Imperial Medical Department, 1078-1085.AD.

Usual Ingredients:

Huo Xiang Patchouli - Herb   Fu Ling Poria Cocos Fungus
Zi Su Ye Perilla - Leaf   Bai Zheng Angelica Dahurica - Root
Gan Cao Licorice - Root   Jie Geng Platycodi Grandiflori - Root
Hou Po Magnolia - Bark   Da Fu Pi Arecae Catechu - Husk
Chen Pi Citrus Peel - Aged   Bai Zhu Atractylodes - Rhizome
Sheng Jiang Ginger Rhizome - Fresh   Da Zao Black Jujube Dates

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