Theory

Er Chen Wan Two Aged Herbs - TCM Herbal Formula


Er Chen Wan Names

  • English Name: Two Aged Herbs
  • Pinyin Name: Er Chen Wan
  • Alternate Names: Er Chen Tang, Erh Chen Wan, Two Cured Decoction, Two Aged Ingredients Pills, Citrus and Pinellia Combination
  • Chinese Character: 二陈丸



Er Chen Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • The primary base formula to resolve phlegm damp, particularly in the lungs and GI system - cough (with white mucus), plugged ears, sinus blockage - along with GI symptoms of nausea, vomiting.
  • Upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD - when arising from phlegm damp.
  • Phlegm accumulation in the head symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, meniere's disease, alcohol hangover.
  • Cysts from phlegm accumulation - fibroids, breast cyst, ovarian cyst, thryoid cysts, goiter. 

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Er Chen Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid in patients with yin deficiency - i.e. cough from dryness.



Clinician Notes

  • Not intended for long-term use, may cause dry mouth and/or thirst while taking.

Er Chen Wan Has 4 Ingredients

Ban Xia

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  • Pinellia Rhizome
    • Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen.
    • Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness in the stomach.
    • Dissipates nodules, reduces distension - phlegm in chest or neck or anywhere in the body, focal distention in the chest.
  • Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold
  • Cautions

Ju Hong

Fu Ling

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  • Poria, China Root
    • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
    • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
    • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

Zhi Gan Cao

  • Honey Fried Licorice Root
    • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi



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