Details of Ma Huang, Gypsum and Pinellia Combination

Unfortunately getting Ma Huang has become increasingly difficult due to its abuse by both consumers and manufacturers of products that have no ties to Chinese Medicine. Therefore we offer a modification that best mimics (in our view) the properties of this formula.



Alternative Names

  • yue pi jia ban xia tang
  • yue bi jia ban xia tang
  • yueh pi chia pan hsia tang
  • eppi ka hange to


Ma Huang 麻黃 ephedra stem Herba Ephedrae (not included in online version)

For Ma Huang we substitute:

Jie Geng 桔梗 Platycodon Radix

Sang Bai Pi 桑白皮 Cortex Mori


Da Zao 大棗 jujube, Chinese date Jujubae Fructus

Shi Gao 石膏 gypsum Gypsum Fibrosum

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

Ban Xia 半夏 pinellia rhizome, pinellia tuber Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae [supports pregnancy]

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Hearty
Slightly Hearty

Recommended for these thermal natures:

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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