Names Of Gu Ben Wan


Gu Ben Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Replenish the Root Teapills
  • Pinyin Name: Gu Ben Wan
  • Chinese Character: 固本丸
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How Is Gu Ben Wan Categorized?

Gu Ben Wan Functional Groupings

Sub Categories Within The Treat Dryness Category

Enrich the Yin and Moisten DrynessGently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

There Are 7 Formulas In Our Treat Dryness Category

How Is Gu Ben Wan Used Clinically?

Gu Ben Wan Usages and Indications

  • 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.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Use with caution with patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.
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Notes From Our Clinicians For Gu Ben Wan

Staff Clinical Notes

Yin energy is responsible for keeping the organs nourished and moistened.  Therefore when yin is chronicly low, dryness is the result.

Gu Ben Wan Has 5Ingredients

Dang Shen

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Codonopsis Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category


  • Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, any spleen qi deficiency issues, prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum.
  • Tonifies the lungs - lung deficiency w/chronic cough, shortness of breath, copious sputum due to spleen qi deficiency.
  • Nourishes fluids - xiao ke, thirst due to injury to fluids.
  • Often used with herbs that release the exterior when patient has significant qi deficiency.

Mai Men Dong

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Ophiopogon Tuber

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category


  • Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood.
  • Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth.
  • Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-febrile disease in the ying level - particularly when symptoms are worse at night.
  • Moistens the intestines - constipation.

Sheng Di Huang

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Appears in the Herbs That Cool The Blood category


  • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood.
  • Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mouth, low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain from yin deficiency.
  • Cools Ascending Heart Fire (HT, LV). Mouth and tongue sores, irritability, insomnia, malar flush.
  • Wasting thirst disorder.

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Shu Di Huang

Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category


  • This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried).
  • Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses, uterine bleeding, post partum bleeding.
  • Nourish yin - kidney yin deficiency with nightsweats, xiao ke, steaming bone disorder, nocturnal emissions.

Tian Men Dong

Asparagus Tuber

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category


  • Nourish kidney yin, clear lung heat - yin deficiency with heat signs in the upper warmer, dryness of mouth, thick or blood-streaked sputum that is difficult to expectorate.
  • Moisten the lungs, nourish kidneys, generate fluids - lung and kidney yin deficiency, especially xiao ke, low grade afternoon fever, constipation.

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