Fu zi geng mi tang
fu zi 9 ban xia 12 geng mi 12 da zao 6 zhi gan cao 3
When there is cold qi in the abdomen, with thunderous sounds and cutting pain, along with reversal fullness in chest and ribs, and vomiting, fu zi geng mi tang governs.
It treats an internal cold pattern with counter flow qi and cramping due to cold. It treats shao yin and tai yin.
Fu zi, Aconiti radix lateralis praeparata is pungent dispersing of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the heart and kidneys. It is pungent dispersing of the tai yang channels. It is pungent dispersing of excess water.
Fu zi warms the yang and eliminates internal cold due to imperial fire deficiency.
Ban xia, Pinelliae rhizoma is pungent dispersing of the liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the cold and dampness in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. It transforms tai yin damp phlegm generated from excessive and stagnant cold dampness and counteracts nausea and adverse flow.
Ban xia transforms tai yin damp phlegm generated from excessive and stagnant cold dampness and counteracts nausea and adverse flow. Combined with fu zi it dries and transforms excessive internal dampness.
Geng mi, nonglutinous rice tonifies middle qi and protects the stomach from the effects of other herbs like fu zi. It also generates fluids and so is used in patterns of dryness. Geng mi is used in the Shang han lun to regenerate fluids.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
Da zao tonifies the middle burner qi and yin and moistens the stomach which prevents excessive drying from fu zi and ban xia.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart. Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin.
Zhi gan cao strengthens the tai yin spleen qi and buffers the effects of drying herbs.