Medicated Leaven (Shenqu)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Massa Fermentata Medicinalis|
|Common Name:||Medicated leaven|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Yaoxing Lun|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||Medicated leaven is a fermented mixture of wheat flour, bran and the fresh aerial parts of Armented annua, Xanthium sibixicum, Polygonum hydropiper and other herbs.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, pungent, and warm|
|Meridian:||Spleen and stomach|
|Functions:||To eliminate food retention and harmonize the stomach|
|Indications and Combinations:||Retention of food manifested as epigastric and diarrhea.
*Use with Hawthorn fruit (Shanzha) and Germinated barley (Maiya).