Names Of Ge Gen Wan

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Ge Gen Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Kudzu Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Ge Gen Wan
  • Alternate Names: Ge Gen Tang, Pueraria Pills, Kudzu Teapills, Decoction of Puerariae
  • Chinese Character: 葛根湯
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How Is Ge Gen Wan Categorized?

There Are 11 Formulas In Our Release the Exterior Category

How Is Ge Gen Wan Used Clinically?

Ge Gen Wan Usages and Indications

  • Wind-cold invasion with upper neck and back pain - cold or flu, mild fever, no sweating, stiffness.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Avoid with fever.
    • Due to having ephedra use caution in patients with hypertension, panic disorder, insomnia, etc.
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Kudzu Root, Pueraria


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcutaneous region and muscles (governed by spleen and stomach) - fever, headache, stiffness in the back and the neck.
  • Nourishes fluids, alleviates thirst - stomach heat, externally-contracted heat.
  • Vents measles - accelerates rash at early stages.
  • Alleviates diarrhea - diarrhea or dysenterial disorders due to heat; may be used for spleen deficiency diarrhea if combined with other herbs.
  • Alleviates symptoms of hypertension - headaches, dizziness, tinnitus.

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi
  • Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting
  • Alleviates coughing, warms lung
  • Reduces toxicity of other herbs

This formula has cautions, see details

Da Zao


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Chinese Date, Jujube


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools.
  • Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness.
  • Useful to harmonize the harsh properties of other herbs.

This formula has cautions, see details

Gui Zhi


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Cinnamon Twig


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels
  • Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold
  • Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea
  • Unblocks yang qi in the chest - shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
  • Resolve edema and accumulation of cold phlegm

This formula has cautions, see details

Ma Huang

Ephedra


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Induce sweating to release the exterior, disperse cold
  • Disperse lung qi, wheezing
  • Promote urination and reduces edema

This formula has cautions, see details

Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

This formula has cautions, see details

Gan Cao


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Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
  • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).

This formula has cautions, see details

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