Names Of Shu Gan Wan

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Shu Gan Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Liver Comfort Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Shu Gan Wan
  • Chinese Character: 舒肝丸
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How Is Shu Gan Wan Categorized?

There Are 12 Formulas In Our Harmonize Category

How Is Shu Gan Wan Used Clinically?

Shu Gan Wan Usages and Indications

  • Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resulting from liver qi stagnation.
  • Alternating chills and fever.
  • Nausea, bloating, acid reflux, alternating stools, or IBS like symptoms caused by the liver invading the spleen.

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Shu Gan Wan Has 9Ingredients

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

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
  • Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
  • Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
  • Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.

Chuan Lian Zi


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Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Promotes the movement of Qi and stops pain - flank, rib, abdominal pain due to liver qi stagnation or liver-stomach disharmony; hernial disorders, good w/heat signs.
  • Clears heat, dries dampness, regulates qi, alleviates pain due to damp-heat stagnant qi - same symptoms as above.
  • Kills parasites and stops pain - roundworms and tape worms (primarily for pain).
  • Compare with Xia Ku Cao, Long Dan Cao, Zhi Zi for clearing liver heat function.

Fu Ling


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Poria, China Root


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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

Hou Po

Magnolia Bark


Appears in the Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this).
  • Warms and transforms phlegm and directs rebellious lung Qi downward - wheezing, phlegm with coughing, stifling sensation in the chest.

This formula has cautions, see details

Jiang Huang


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Tumeric Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • Invigorate blood, unblock menses - chest and abdominal pain, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, pain and swelling due to trauma.
  • Promote the movement of Qi, alleviate pain - epigastric and/or abdominal pain.
  • Expel wind, promote movement of blood - wind damp painful obstruction w/blood stasis (particularly in the shoulders).

Mu Xiang


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Costus Root


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank pain, distention.
  • Regulates stagnated Qi in the intestines - diarrhea, abdominal pain (common herb to treat tenesmus).
  • Strengthens the spleen and prevents stagnation, used with tonifying herbs to reduce side effects.

Sha Ren


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Cardamon


Appears in the Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness category

Usages

  • Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
  • Promotes movement of Qi, strengthens stomach.
  • Calms the fetus, morning sickness.
  • Prevents tonifying herbs from causing stagnation. (See also Bai Dou Kou, Yi Zhi Ren)

Yan Hu Suo


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Corydalis Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis and trauma, dysmenorrhea.
  • Promotes movement of Qi and alleviates pain - chest pain, abdominal pain, menstrual pain, hernial disorders, epigastric pain.

This formula has cautions, see details

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