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 Introduction To Pinellia Tuber (ban xia)  









Pinellia Tuber (ban xia)  

Rhizoma Pinelliae

properties: It is acrid in flavour, warm in nature and toxic. It acts on the spleen, stomach and lung channels. It is acrid dispersing woarm and desicating. It can promote circulation of Qi and eliminate dampness. It acts in spleen and lung and is able to eliminate dampness and activate the spleen to clear away phlegm, thus it is applicable for treatment of cough and asthma due to dampphlegm, cold phlegm, retention of dampness and stasis in middle-jiao. Because it acts in spleen and lung, it can regulate the stomach and lower the adverse Qi to stop vomiting and eliminate stasis. Hence it is indicated in vomiting due to adverse flow of Qi caused by failure of descending of stomach-qi, stasis and distention due to cold and heat.

Effects: Clearing dampness to reduce phlegm, lowering the adverse Qi to stop vomiting.


1. For treatment of water retention due to hyofunction of spleen, phlegm-dampness, cough with profuse sputum, chest tighness and greasy tongue fur, it is usually used in combination with Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Poria, Radix Glycyrrhizae to clear dampness and phlegm, regulate the flow of Qi and strengthen the spleen, such as Erchen Tang; For treatment of retention of cold dampness in the lung with thin sputum and white greasy tongue fur, it is usually used together with Herba Asari, Rhizoma Zingiberis, and others to warm the lung and remove the dampness; For treatment of cough due to phlegm and heat, with abundant yellowish sputum, and fur and red tongue, it should be used together with Radix Scutellariae, Fructus Trichosanthis, Arisaema cum Bile, and other heat-phlegm clearing drugs. 

2. For treatment of nausea and vomiting due to stagnation of phlegm-dampness, failure of desending of the stomach-qi, it is usually used in combination with Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens to remove dampness for reducing phlegm, regulate the stomach for stopping vomiting, such as Xiao Banxia Tang. Besides, it can cure vomiting due to stomach-heat when used together with Rhizoma Coptidis, vomiting due to deficiency syndrome of the stomach when used together with Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae, and vomiting of pregnancy when used together with Caulis Perillae.

3. For treatment of intermixed cold and heat, chest and epigastric disfention, vomiting and diarrhea, it is usually used in combination with Rhizoma Zingiberis, Radix Scutellariae, Rhizomz Coptidis to regulate cold and heat simultaneously and relieving congestion. For treatment of in termixed phlegm and heat, epigastric fullness and tenderness, i. e. syndrome of accumulation of phlegm and heat in the chest, it is often used in combination with Fructus Trichosanthis, Rhizoma Coptidis, and other drugs with the effects of clearing heat-phlegm, relieving the stuffiness of the chest and congestion.

Besides, when the fresh herb is used externally, it has the function of subsidence of swelling. Therefore, it is applicable in treatment of septicemic carbuncle and furuncle.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g. When applied externally, suitable amount is used.

Precautions: It is incompatible with Radix Aconiti.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Pinellia Tuber (ban xia) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, once a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


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