Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness Sub Category

Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness is a subcategory of the Treat Dryness functional grouping.

The Treat Dryness functional grouping contains the following sub categories:

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The Enrich the Yin and Moisten Dryness Category Contains (5) TCM formulas In Our Database

Bai He Gu Jin Wan

Lily Bulb to Preserve the Metal


  • General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, heat in the soles and palms, and flusing.
  • Cough/wheezing, possible blood in the sputum, dry and sore throat may present from lung yin and qi deficiency.
  • Useful for treating people who quit smoking or those with acute smoke exposure.

Gu Ben Wan

Replenish the Root Teapills


  • Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough, dry stools/constipation.
  • Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, possible anxiety.
  • Other yin deficient symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes.

Mai Men Dong Yin Zi Wan

Ophiopogon and Trichosanthes Combination


  • Lung and stomach yin deficiency - this is a modified version of Mai Men Dong Tang - fei wei (lung atrophy) syndrome in Chinese Medicine - dry cough from yin fluid damage, generally arises from deficiency fire rising from the stomach yin deficiency.  
  • A range of digestive issues - nausea, vomiting, counterflow qi, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease.
  • Acute or chronic lung issues - bronchitis, dry cough - particularly with other yin deficiency signs (malar flush, heat in the five palms, etc.)
  • Sjogren's syndrome - when other underlying diagnostic factors are a good fit.

Tong Bian Wan

Constipation Pills


  • Constipation from heat or fire that has damaged the yin fluids - dry hard pellet like stools, dark urine from dryness, feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen, flatulence (generally with a foul smell).

Yu Quan Wan

Jade Spring Pills


  • Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting syndrome), qi and yin deficiencies of the kidney and spleen most commonly seen in the advanced forms of diabetes type II - excessive thirst, excessive urination, strong hunger symptoms, weight loss.
  • Cloudy urine especially with detectable sweet scent.

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