Wu Ling San Wan Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria - TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name:  Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria
  • Pinyin Name:  Wu Ling San Wan
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Wu Ling San Wan Ingredients

Below you will find the (12) Chinese Medicinal Herbs that are commonly used to create Wu Ling San Wan (in alphabetical order). You may click on the name of the herb for more details.

TCM HerbEnglish NameClinical FunctionsFunctional Group
Bai Hua She She CaoHeydyotis, Oldenlandia
  • Clears heat, strongly relieve fire toxicity, reduces abscess - for intestinal abscess, toxic sores, ulcerations, swellings, snakebite (internal and external application).
  • Clears heat and resolves dampness by promoting urination - lin syndrome, jaundice.
Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
Bai ShaoWhite Peony Root
  • 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.
Herbs That Tonify Blood
  • Incompatible with Li Lu
  • Avoid in cases of yang deficiency and cold in the middle jiao - diarrhea, cold sensation in the stomach.
Chai HuThorowax Root, Bupleurum
  • Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Relieves liver qi stagnation (often used with Bai Shao) - vertigo, menstrual disorders, chest and flank pain, the most common herb to treat stress, irritability, depression, etc.; also for liver and spleen disharmony - bloating, nausea, indigestion, flank pain.
  • Raises yang qi in spleen and stomach deficiency patterns (often used with Sheng Ma) - prolapsed organ, diarrhea, hemorrhoids.
Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • Due to its rising and dispersing nature avoid in yin deficiency or liver yang rising.
  • May cause nausea or vomiting - use a smaller dose if necessary.
Che Qian ZiPlantago Seeds
  • Promotes urination, clears heat - edema, lin syndromes due to damp-heat, generally in the lower warmer.
  • Solidifies the stool - diarrhea with damp-heat or damp-summerheat.
  • Clears the eyes - liver and kidney deficiency (dry eyes or cataracts) or heat in the liver channel (red, painful, swollen eyes and sensitive to light).
  • Lung heat - expels phlegm, stops cough.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Avoid during Pregnancy.
Chi ShaoRed Peony Root
  • Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi) - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, traumatic pain associated with swelling, early stages of abscesses and boils.
  • Clears heat, cools the blood (especially for excess heat in the blood) - for heat entering the blood level with fever, purple tongue, skin blotches, bleeding, gyn issues.
  • Clears liver fire - for red swollen, painful eyes.
Herbs That Invigorate Blood
Fu LingPoria, 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
  • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.
Gan CaoLicorice Root
  • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
  • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).
Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Avoid with excess dampness, nausea, vomiting.
  • Incompatible with Gan Sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao (although used in some formulas with Hai Zao).
  • If taken for long periods of time, may cause hypertension and/or edema.
Jin Qian CaoLysimachia, Whole Plant
  • Promotes urination, important herb for stone lin syndromes (also helps for other lin types).
  • Clears damp-heat in the liver and gallbladder - jaundice, red, swollen eyes.
  • Reduces toxicity and swelling - snakebit, abscess, traumatic injury.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
Qu MaiDianthus
  • Clears damp heat, promotes urination, unblocks lin syndrome - for any lin, especially xue lin.
  • Breaks up blood stasis - amenorrhea due to blood stasis.
  • Unblocks the bowels - constipation.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Avoid during Pregnancy.
Shi WeiPyrrosia Leaves
  • Promotes urination, drains damp-heat from the bladder - hot, stone, xue lin.
  • Clears heat and stops bleeding - vomiting, uterine bleeding.
  • Clears the lungs, expels phlegm, relieves cough - lung heat, wheezing.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
Zhi ZiCape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia
  • Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syndrome due to damp-heat in the lower warmer, damp-heat and constrained liver and gallbladder causing jaundice, damp-heat in the gall bladder and triple heater channels of the face - eyes, nose, sores in the mouth and face.
  • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - nosebleed, blood in vomit, stool, urine; (needs to partially charred).
  • Topically for blood stasis due to trauma, reduces swelling.
Herbs That Drain Fire
  • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or loss of appetite due to cold from deficiency.
Zhu LingPolyporus Sclerotium
  • Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, scanty urination, cloudy painful urination, vaginal discharge, jaundice, diarrhea.
Herbs That Drain Dampness

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