Names Of Sang Piao Xiao Wan


Sang Piao Xiao Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Mantis Egg Case Powder
  • Pinyin Name: Sang Piao Xiao Wan
  • Alternate Names: Sang Piao Xiao San, Mantis Formula
  • Chinese Character: 桑螵蛸散
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How Is Sang Piao Xiao Wan Categorized?

Sang Piao Xiao Wan Functional Groupings

There Are 4 Formulas In Our Stabilize and Bind Category

How Is Sang Piao Xiao Wan Used Clinically?

Sang Piao Xiao Wan Usages and Indications

  • Frequent urination, possibly incontinent from weakness in the heart and kidney systems.  Pang Guang Shi Yue (bladder losing restraint).
  • Other kidney deficiency signs possible such as spermatorrhea, forgetfulness, fatigue, constipation...
  • Bedwetting in children when it is from deficiency - and often associated with "kidney" issues such as fear.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Only use in with cases of deficiency, damp-heat or excess fire should be treated via other formulas.
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Ginseng Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category


  • Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss).
  • Tonify lung qi - wheezing, shortness of breath, w/kidneys failing to grasp the qi.
  • Strengthen the middle warmer - lethargy, no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of organs, distended chest/abdomen.
  • Generates fluids, stops thirst - xiao ke, damaged fluid due to high dever and profuse sweating.
  • Benefits heart qi, calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, restlessness due to qi and/or blood deficiency.

This formula has cautions, see details

Fu Ling

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Poria, China Root

Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category


  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Yuan Zhi

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Senega Root

Appears in the Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit category


  • Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness.
  • Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures.
  • Reduces abscesses, dissipate swellings - boils, sores, painful breasts.

Shi Chang Pu

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Sweetflag Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Open Orifices category


  • Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures.
  • Harmonize the middle warmer, transform turbid damp, abdominal pain.
  • Wind-cold damp - painful obstruction, trauma and sores.

Sang Piao Xiao

Ootheca Mantidis

Appears in the Herbs That Stabilize and Bind category


  • Tonify the kidneys, consolidate jing and restrain urine - frequent urination and other kidney deficiency.
  • Binds the intestines - stops diarrhea and dysentery.

Sang Bai Pi

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Mulberry Root Bark

Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Coughing and Wheezing category


  • Drains lung heat - cough, wheezing.
  • Promotes urination, reduces edema - lung heat obstructing downward movement of lung qi, preventing water from moving - no sweating, facial and floating edema, fever, thirst, difficult urination.
  • Recently for hypertension.

Long Gu

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Fossilized Bones

Appears in the Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit category


  • Calms the spirit - emotional distress, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, seizures.
  • Calms the liver, anchors floating yang - irritable, blurred vision, vertigo, bad temper.
  • Prevents leakage of fluids due to deficiency - spermatorrhea, night sweats, spontaneous sweating, vaginal discharge, nocturnal emissions, uterine bleeding.
  • Topically for chronic non-healing sores and ulcerations.

Gui Ban

Fresh Water Turtle Shell

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category


  • Nourish yin, anchor yang - yin deficiency with ascending yang, night sweats, dizziness, tinnitus, steaming bone disorder.
  • Liver and kidney yin deficiency - internal wind symptoms, facial spasms, hand and feet tremors.
  • Benefits kidneys, strengthens bone - sore back, weak legs, slow skeletal growth in children.
  • Cools the blood - stops uterine bleeding due to heat in the blood, excessive menses.
  • Tonify blood, nourish the heart, calm the heart - anxiety, insomnia.

Dang Gui

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Chinese Angelica Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category


  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.

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