Theory

Wen Dan Wan Warm the Gallbladder Formula - TCM Herbal Formula


Wen Dan Wan Names

  • English Name: Warm the Gallbladder Formula
  • Pinyin Name: Wen Dan Wan
  • Chinese Character: 温胆丸



Wen Dan Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other shen disturbances caused by phlegm misting the mind.
  • Seizures, convulsions or other types of involuntary muscle contractions that are caused by phlegm and heat.
  • Nausea, vomitting, abdominal discomfort resulting from disharmony of the stomach and gallbladder/liver.
  • Vertigo, dizziness or light-headedness.

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Wen Dan Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Use with caution with patients that present with yin or blood deficiency.



Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications


Wen Dan Wan Has 6 Ingredients

Ban Xia

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  • Pinellia Rhizome
    • Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen.
    • Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness in the stomach.
    • Dissipates nodules, reduces distension - phlegm in chest or neck or anywhere in the body, focal distention in the chest.
  • Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold
  • Cautions

Chen Pi

  • Tangerine Peel
    • 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.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi

Fu Ling

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  • Poria, China Root
    • 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.
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

Zhi Gan Cao

  • Honey Fried Licorice Root
    • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

Zhi Shi

  • Immature Bitter Orange
    • Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas.
    • Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - frequently used for abdominal pain and constipation by accumulation and stagnant Qi.
    • Transforms phlegm and expels focal.
    • Used with Qi tonifying herbs for the prolapse of organs.
    • Raises blood pressure.
  • Herbs That Regulate The Qi
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Zhu Ru




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