Names Of San Huang Xie Xin Wan


San Huang Xie Xin Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Drain The Epigastrium Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: San Huang Xie Xin Wan
  • Alternate Names: San Huang Xie Xin Tang, Xie Xin Tang, Coptis and Rhubarb Combination, Drain The Heart Decoction, Coptis And Rhubarb Combination, Decoction to Purge Heat From The Heart And Stomach, Yellow Purge The Heart Decoction, Drain The Epigastrium Powder
  • Chinese Character: 三黃瀉心湯
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How Is San Huang Xie Xin Wan Categorized?

There Are 23 Formulas In Our Clear Heat Category

How Is San Huang Xie Xin Wan Used Clinically?

San Huang Xie Xin Wan Usages and Indications

  • Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever.
  • A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - gastroenteritis, hepatitis, dysentary, hemorrhoids, etc.
  • Certain psychological conditions with damp-heat background - schizophrenia, anxiety, as well as obstructive conditions such as sleep apnea.
  • Due to the "clear heat in the blood" aspect, possible usages for digestive bleeding, vascular headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, epistaxis, dental abscesses, mouth sores, etc.
  • Has a broad anti-inflammatory effect, accordingly with the right underlying patterns may be used for atherosclerosis, upper respiratory infections and issues such as diabetic nephropathy.

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Generally not meant for long-term use.  Once desired results are achieved the formula should be stopped.
  • Not for use during pregnancy or during nursing.
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Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With San Huang Xie Xin Wan

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Notes From Our Clinicians For San Huang Xie Xin Wan

Staff Clinical Notes

  • Related to huang lian jie du tang however that formula is primarily for draining heat from the triple warmer whereas this formula is much more broad, particularly with heat excess patterns.

San Huang Xie Xin Wan Has 3Ingredients

Da Huang

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Appears in the Herbs That Drain Downward category


  • Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat excess or yang ming stage illness.
  • Drains heat from the blood - blood in the stool from bleeding hemorrhoids or heat in the intestine; vomting blood or nosebleed accompanied by constipation; painful eyes or fire toxin sores due to heat in the blood level.
  • Drains damp-heat via the stool - jaundice, dysentery, lin syndrome.
  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis - amenorrhea, abdominal masses, fixed pain due to blood stasis (recent and long-term blood stasis).
  • Clears heat and reduces fire toxicity - for burns, hot skin.

This formula has cautions, see details

Huang Lian

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Coptis Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category


  • Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses.
  • Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp-heat in the stomach or intestine, diarrhea or dysenteric disorder, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation due to stomach heat.
  • Clears heart fire - irritability, insomnia.
  • Clears heat and stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in the urine, stool, vomiting due to hot blood.
  • Topically for red, painful eyes and ulcerations of the tongue and mouth.

Huang Qin

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Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria

Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category


  • Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings.
  • Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-heat in the stomach or intestines, diarrhea, dysentery; damp warm-febrile disease with fever, stifling sensation in the chest, thirst with no desire to drink; damp-heat in the lower jiao - lin syndrome; damp-heat jaundice.
  • Clears heat, stops bleeding - vomiting and/or coughing of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool.
  • Clears heat, calms the fetus - restless fetus due to heat.
  • Sedates liver yang rising - headache, irritability, red eyes, bitter taste, flushed face.

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