Xiangsha Yangwei Wan

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Xiangsha Yangwei Wan (simplified Chinese: 香砂养胃丸; traditional Chinese: 香砂養胃丸) is a black pill with a dark brown core, and is used in Traditional Chinese medicine to "regulate the function of the stomach".[1] It is slightly aromatic and tastes pungent and slightly bitter. It is used when there are symptoms of "anorexia, vomiting of acid fluid, epigastric distension and lassitude".

Chinese classic herbal formula[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Radix Aucklandiae 木香 210
Fructus Amomi 砂仁 210
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 白术 300
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae 陈皮 300
Poria 茯苓 300
Rhizoma Pinelliae (processed) 半夏 (炙) 300
Rhizoma Cyperi (processed with vinegar) 香附 (醋) 210
Fructus Aurantii Immaturus (stir-baked) 枳实 (炒) 210
Fructus Amomi Rotundus (peeled) 白豆蔻 210
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis (processed with ginger) 厚朴 (姜炙) 210
Herba Pogostemonis 广藿香 210
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 90

See also[edit]


  1. ^ State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7-117-06982-1.