|Shen Qu - Relieve Food Stagnation
SP, ST (6-15g)
|Shen Qu - The gnomish mineral miner who ate too much cake
Shen Qu the mineral miner had a strong
ST but one day he ate too much cake and alcohol and developed food
Perhaps he should have been more careful and considered the fact
that he had (cc: wheat/gluten intolerance; celiac
English Name: Massa ferentata, medicated leaven
Pharmacuetical Name: Massa Ferentata
Properties: sweet, acrid, warm
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
||aids mineral digestion
|strong ST... food stagnation
||Strengthens Stomach; Resolves Food Stagnation
Actions and Indications
- Resolves Food Stagnation; Strengthens Stomach (food
stagnation or accumulation from starchy foods: diarrhea, epigastric
or abdominal fullness or distension, lack of appetite, poor digestions,
borborygmus; also for use when there was excessive alcohol consumption)
- Aids mineral digestion (added to pills and herbs
with minerals. Aids digestion and absorption of the minerals)
- (cc: caution for patients with gluten intolerance; celiac disease)
- Shen Qu is best for digesting starches, while Mai
Ya is best for digesting starch and fruits. Gu
Ya is similar to Mai Ya but milder, while Shan
Zha is better to help digest fats and meats.
- Shen Qu is often added to formulas that contain hard to digest minerals
like Ci Shi.
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