Sheng Jiang Pi  生姜皮(Recens)       16.67%
Sang Bai Pi  桑白皮(Cortex Mori)       22.22%
Chen Pi  陳  皮(Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)   11.11%
Fu Ling  茯   苓(Poria cocos)         22.22%
Bai Bian Dou  白扁豆(Semen Lablab Album)   16.67%
Ze Xie  澤  瀉 (Rhizoma Alismatis)       11.11%
 
Action and Indication: This formula strengthens the Spleen; regulates the flow of the Spleen Qi; dispels Dampness through urination; helps decrease edema. It is used to help a person who has overall edema caused by the accumulation of Water in the skin due to Spleen Qi Deficiency. Related symptoms are: edema of the whole body; heaviness sensation of the body and limbs; distention in the epigastric and abdominal regions; difficulty in urination; labored breathing. Tongue is usually white and slippery. Pulse is usually deep and moderate.
Syndrome:
Skin Oedema from Spleen Deficiency with Dampness and Stagnation of Qi

Disease specificity, (subject to Syndrome Differentiation):
Oedema in pregnancy, oedema from protein deficiency, ascites from cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, urticaria, menopausal edema, chronic glomerulonephritis

Symptoms:
Generalised oedema with feeling of heaviness, distension and fullness of epigastrium and abdomen, laboured and heavy breathing, difficult urination, tongue coating white and greasy, pulse sunken and moderate

Cautions and contraindications:
Augment with Spleen Qi Tonics in severe Spleen Deficiency

Average dosage:
8 pills 3 x daily. May be modified at Practitioner’s discretion.