Names Of Bu Nao Wan

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Bu Nao Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Brain Supplementing Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Bu Nao Wan
  • Alternate Names: Cerebral Tonic Pills
  • Chinese Character: 補腦丸
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How Is Bu Nao Wan Categorized?

Bu Nao Wan Functional Groupings

Sub Categories Within The Calm The Spirit Category

Nourish the Heart and Calm the SpiritSedate and Calm the Spirit

There Are 9 Formulas In Our Calm The Spirit Category

How Is Bu Nao Wan Used Clinically?

Bu Nao Wan Usages and Indications

  • A range of psychiatric, cognitive decline, trauma issues - benefit and clears the brain, transforms phlegm and tonifies kidney qi and the blood.
  • Often used for both general cognitive decline/dementia, disorientation, etc. - but also useful when mixed with more anxiety, insomnia and/or emotional outbursts from confusion.
  • Generally, particularly when deficiency and phlegm exist for anxiety, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, manic states.

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Wu Wei Zi

Schisandra Fruit/Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Stabilize and Bind category

Usages

  • Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency.
  • Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, frequent urination, daybreak diarrhea.
  • Inhibits sweating, generates fluids - thirst with excess sweat, spontaneous sweating, nightsweats, xiao ke.
  • Quiet the spirit, calm the heart - irritability, palpitations, insomnia due to blood deficiency or kidney and heart yin injury.

This formula has cautions, see details

Suan Zao Ren

Sour Jujube Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit category

Usages

  • Nourishes heart yin, tonifies liver blood, quiets the spirit - irritability, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety due to blood or yin deficiency.
  • Prevents abnormal sweating - spontaneous sweating, nightsweats.

Bai Zi Ren

Arbor-Vitae Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit category

Usages

  • Nourishes heart blood, calms the spirit - irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations.
  • Moisten the intestines from blood/yin deficiency - constipation (elderly, post-partum women).
  • Nightsweats due to yin deficiency.

Dang Gui


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Chinese Angelica Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.

Gou Qi Zi


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Chinese Wolfberry Fruit


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourish and tonify liver and kidney - yin and/or blood deficiency w/sore back and legs, low grade abdominal pain, impotence, nocturnal emission, xiao ke; neutral nature - commonly used for liver and kidney deficiency.
  • Benefits the essence and brightens the eyes - essence and blood are unable to nourish eyes, dizziness, blurred vision, diminished acuity.
  • Enrich yin and moisten the lungs - consumptive cough.

Yi Zhi Ren

Black Cardamon


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category

Usages

  • Warms the kidneys, retains essence, holds urine - spermatorrhea, frequent and copious urine, urinary incontinence, dribbling urine.
  • Warms the spleen, stops diarrhea - cold spleen or stomach patterns with diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excess salivation, thick/bad taste in the mouth.

Shi Chang Pu


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Sweetflag Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Open Orifices category

Usages

  • Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures.
  • Harmonize the middle warmer, transform turbid damp, abdominal pain.
  • Wind-cold damp - painful obstruction, trauma and sores.

Yuan Zhi


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Senega Root


Appears in the Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit category

Usages

  • Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness.
  • Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures.
  • Reduces abscesses, dissipate swellings - boils, sores, painful breasts.

Tian Ma


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Gastrodia Root


Appears in the Herbs That Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors category

Usages

  • Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due to heat or blood deficiency.
  • Extinguishes wind, alleviates pain - headache, dizziness, migraine headaches that occur with wind-phlegm patterns, hemiplegia, dizziness, numbness.
  • Disperse painful obstruction due to wind phlegm - numbness and pain of the lower back and extremities.

Dan Nan Xing

Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome and Bile


Appears in the Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat category

Usages

  • Transforms phlegm heat, extinguishes wind, stops convulsions - muscle spasms/cramps, infantile convulsions, seizure disorders, facial paralysis, stroke (CVA) from wind and phlegm obstruction.
  • Zhi (or Tian) Nan Xing is prepared with fresh ginger and Dan Nan Xing is prepared with cow bile.

This formula has cautions, see details

Tian Zhu Huang

Siliceous Secretions of Bamboo


Appears in the Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat category

Usages

  • Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - difficult to expectorate sputum.
  • Clears heat and arrests convulsions - spasms, convulsions due to phlegm-heat, especially in children.

Long Gu


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Fossilized Bones


Appears in the Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit category

Usages

  • Calms the spirit - emotional distress, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, seizures.
  • Calms the liver, anchors floating yang - irritable, blurred vision, vertigo, bad temper.
  • Prevents leakage of fluids due to deficiency - spermatorrhea, night sweats, spontaneous sweating, vaginal discharge, nocturnal emissions, uterine bleeding.
  • Topically for chronic non-healing sores and ulcerations.

Hu Po


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Amber


Appears in the Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit category

Usages

  • Arrest tremors, stop palpitations, calm the spirit - tremor, palpitation, anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, poor memory, convulsions, seizures.
  • Invigorate the blood, dissipate stasis - amenorrhea with pain, palpable masses, coronary heart disease.
  • Promote urination, invigorate the blood - xue lin.
  • Reduce swellings, promote healing - sores, carbuncles, ulcers, genital swelling and pain.

Hu Tao Ren

Walnut Nut


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category

Usages

  • Tonify Kidneys - weak back and knees with coldness, frequent urination.
  • Warms lung, help kidney grasp lung qi - chronic cough, wheezing.
  • Moisten intestines - constipation in elderly patients.

Rou Cong Rong


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Fleshy Stem of Broomrape


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category

Usages

  • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - reproductive and urinary disorders such as impotence, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, posturinary dripping, cold pains in lower back and knees.
  • Warms womb - infertility, excessive uterine bleeding, leukorrhea from cold deficiency.
  • Moistens instestines - constipation, good for elderly or younger patients with blood and/or qi deficiency.

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