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 stagnation.

Perhaps he should have been more careful and considered the fact that he had (cc: wheat/gluten intolerance; celiac disease)

English Name: Massa ferentata, medicated leaven
Pharmacuetical Name: Massa Ferentata
Properties: sweet, acrid, warm

   Explanation of Key Words in this story...
mineral miner aids mineral digestion
strong ST... food stagnation Strengthens Stomach; Resolves Food Stagnation

 

       Shen Qu 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)
    Special Notes:
  • 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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