Massa Fermenta ( 神曲 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Massa Fermentata

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Shenqu

Common English Name

Divine Fermented Mass

Part of Plant Used

A preparation of Artemesia, Apricot Seed, Xanthium, wheat flour, polygonum, or phaseolus combined and fermented together.

Nature

Warm

Taste

Sweet, acrid

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach

Common Usages

This herbal preparation is used in formulas to treat digestive problems including symptoms of diarrhea with a sensation of fullness and swelling in upper abdomen, poor appetite, indigestion from poor digestion of starches, bloating, headache, and mild food poisoning.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Dissolves stagnation of food and harmonizes Stomach.

Common Formulas Used In

Cyperus and Ligusticum.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Use cautiously during pregnancy. Do not use where there is Stomach fire.



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