Ma Zi Ren Wan

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Pin Ying Name: Ma Zi Ren Wan

English Name: Apricot Seed & Linum Decoction

Chinese Name: 麻子仁丸

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Sm. Cannabis Huo Ma Ren

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels.

With Xing Ren, Bai Shao and Zhi Shi, for constipation due to Heat induced Dryness in the Stomach and Intestines.

Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren

Descends Qi, moistens Intestines, unblocks bowels and harmonizes.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao

Nourishes Blood. astringes Yin and harmonizes the Interior.

Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi

Disperses intestinal accumulation, descends Qi and reduces distention.

With Hou Po, for Qi Stagnation with distention, swelling and pain. With Da Huang, for Qi Stagnation with constipation and abdominal swelling. With Huo Po and Da Huang, for abdominal distention, pain and fullness from Heat clumping with the stool and constipation with abdominal fullness and pain. With Bai Shao, for Qi and Blood Stagnation with abdominal pain.

Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po

Removes fullness and distention, descends Qi and resolves Food Stagnation.

With Zhi Shi, for abdominal or chest distention, focal epigastric distention, wheezing, shortness of breath nausea, rebellious Qi or constipation from Cold, Heat, Dampness or Phlegm as long as clumped Qi is at the root of the problem. With Da Huang and Zhi Shi, for constipation due to accumulation and stagnation.

Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang

Purges the Intestines and drains Heat.

With Huo Ma Ren and Xing Ren, for moderate constipation and habitual constipation with Deficiency.

Apis Mel (Honey) Feng Mi

Moistens the Intestines.

Formula Actions
  • Invigorates Blood
  • Dispels Blood Stasis
  • Moves Qi
  • Lubricates the Intestines
  • Moves the bowels
  • Purges Heat
  • Alleviates pain
  • Colon Heat
  • Deficiency of Fluid in Colon
  • Dry Heat Retention in the Stomach and Intestines due to Jin Ye Deficiency
  • Yang Ming Xu
Clinical Manifestations
  • Constipation with hard, difficult to expel stool
  • Dry skin
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Nocturia
  • Dizziness
  • Scanty urination
  • Maybe frequent urination
  • T: Pink or Red
  • C: Yellow and dry
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Thready and rapid or Deep and rapid or Superficial and choppy
  • Habitual constipation
  • Postpartum constipation
  • Post-surgical constipation
  • Incomplete Intestinal obstruction
  • Reflux gastritis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Asthma
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Oliguria
  • Weakness
  • Bad breath
  • Constipation in the weak or elderly
  • Chronic colitis
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Post-hemorrhoidectomy bleeding
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Drug induced constipation
  • Constipation due to atrophic Kidneys
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Modify for treating constipation with Blood Deficiency.
  • Modify for treating the very weak.

More Information Formula Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).