Chinese: Ma Zi Ren Wan
English: Hemp Seed Pill
Tongue: yellow dry fur
Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:
- Dry, hard stool
- Round stool
- Dry skin
- Abdominal pain
There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.
Herbs in This Formula
- Koboku (Magnoliae officinalis Cortex), 2g
- Kijitsu (Auranti Fructus immaturus), 2g
- Kyonin (Armeniacae Semen) 2g
- Daio (Rhei Rhizoma), 4g
- Mashinin (Cannabis Fructus) 5g
Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.
Basic and Clinical Research on Mashiningan – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011
Ishioka T. Comparison of the efficacy of junchoto and mashiningan for atonic constipation in the elderly stratified by physical strength. Kampo no Rinsho (Journal of Kampo Medicine) 43: 1431-7 (1996).