Names Of Wen Dan Wan


Wen Dan Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Warm the Gallbladder Formula
  • Pinyin Name: Wen Dan Wan
  • Alternate Names: Wen Dan Tang, Warm The Gallbladder Pills, Rising Courage Teapills
  • Chinese Character: 温胆丸
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How Is Wen Dan Wan Categorized?

There Are 9 Formulas In Our Treat Phlegm Category

How Is Wen Dan Wan Used Clinically?

Wen Dan Wan 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.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Use with caution with patients that present with yin or blood deficiency.
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Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Wen Dan Wan

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Wen Dan Wan Has 6Ingredients

Ban Xia

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Pinellia Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold category


  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel

Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category


  • 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.

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

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category


  • 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.

Zhi Shi

Immature Bitter Orange

Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category


  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhu Ru

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Bamboo Shavings

Appears in the Herbs That Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat category


  • Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - thick sputum, stifling sensation in the chest, coughing up blood.
  • Clears heat from the stomach, stops vomiting (good choice for different types including morning sickness), aversion to heat, bad breath, yellow greasy tongue.
  • Cools the blood and stops bleeding - to stop nosebleed and vomiting of blood.

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