Names Of Wu Ling San Wan

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Wu Ling San Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria
  • Pinyin Name: Wu Ling San Wan
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There Are 16 Formulas In Our Expel Dampness Category

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Wu Ling San Wan Has 12Ingredients

Bai Hua She She Cao


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Heydyotis, Oldenlandia


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category

Usages

  • 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.

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

Chai Hu


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Thorowax Root, Bupleurum


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • 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.

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Che Qian Zi


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Plantago Seeds


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Chi Shao


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Red Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

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

Gan Cao


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Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • 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).

This formula has cautions, see details

Jin Qian Cao

Lysimachia, Whole Plant


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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.

Qu Mai

Dianthus


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Shi Wei

Pyrrosia Leaves


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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.

Zhi Zi


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Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhu Ling


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Polyporus Sclerotium


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, scanty urination, cloudy painful urination, vaginal discharge, jaundice, diarrhea.

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