Names Of Xiao Feng Wan

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Xiao Feng Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Clear Wind Pill
  • Pinyin Name: Xiao Feng Wan
  • Alternate Names: Eliminate Wind Pills, Tangkuie and Arctium Formula
  • Chinese Character: 消风丸
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How Is Xiao Feng Wan Categorized?

Xiao Feng Wan Functional Groupings

Sub Categories Within The Expel Wind Category

Extinguish Internal WindRelease Wind from the Skin and Channels

There Are 3 Formulas In Our Expel Wind Category

How Is Xiao Feng Wan Used Clinically?

Xiao Feng Wan Usages and Indications

  • Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.
  • Topical allergic response, dermatitis -poison ivy, oak, sumac.
  • Acute [allergic] edema in the limbs.

 


Cautions and Contraindications

    • Use with caution with patients that present with yin and or blood deficiency.
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Xiao Feng Wan Has 13Ingredients

Cang Zhu


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Atractylodes


Appears in the Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness category

Usages

  • Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat.
  • Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities.
  • Clears damp-heat from lower burner (combine with clear-heat herbs, however, as this has a warm nature (for example, Er Miao San) - vaginal discharge, swollen and sore joints.
  • Induces sweating, release the exterior.
  • Improves vision.

Chan Tui

Cicada Moulting


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Disperses wind, clears heat - wind-heat with loss of voice, swollen and sore throat.
  • Vents rashes - for early stage of measles with an incomplete expression of the rash.
  • Clears eyes and removes superficial visual obstruction, wind-heat eye problems - red, painful, swollen eyes, blurry vision.
  • Stops spasms and extinguishes wind - childhood febrile diseases in which wind causes convulsions, spasms, delirium or night terrors; tetanus (lockjaw).

This formula has cautions, see details

Dang Gui


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Chinese Angelica Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.

Fang Feng


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Ledebouriella root, siler


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache)
  • Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb)
  • Trembling hands and/or feet
  • Spleen/Liver intestinal issues - painful diarrhea, bright blood in stool
  • Migraines
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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

Hei Zhi Ma

Black Sesame Seeds


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category

Usages

  • Tonify the yin of the liver and kidney systems.  Useful for vision disturbances (blurry vision), tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, premature graying of the hair.
  • Nourish liver blood and clear liver wind - headaches, dizziness, numbness in the limbs.
  • Moisten and lubricate the intestines - constipation.

This formula has cautions, see details

Jing Jie


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Schizonepeta Stem


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either wind-cold or wind-heat
  • Useful for boils, carbuncles, etc. in the initial stages
  • Resolve itching (wind-heat in the blood level), may be used topically
  • Stops bleeding, blood in stool (secondary herb), uterine bleeding

This formula has cautions, see details

Ku Shen


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Sophora Root


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Clears heat, dries dampness - dysentery, leukorrhea, jaundice, sores.
  • Expels wind, kills parasites, stops itching - for damp toxin skin lesions or infestations with chronic itching, seepage, and bleeding; genital itching and vaginal discharge.
  • Clears heat, promotes urination - for damp-heat in the small intestine, lin syndrome, hot edema.

Mu Tong


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Akebia Caulis


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes urination, drains heat from the heart through the small intestine - irritability with sores of the mouth or tongue, scanty urination, lin syndrome, edema.
  • Promotes lactation, unblocks the blood vessels - insufficient lactation, less commonly for amenorrhea and bi-syndrome.

This formula has cautions, see details

Niu Bang Zi


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Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Expels wind-heat (acrid), benefits throat - fever, cough, sore, red, swollen throat.
  • Clears heat (bitter, cold), relieves toxicity, vents rashes - red swellings, carbuncles, mumps, acute febrile rashes, early stages of measles with incomplete expression.
  • Moistens intestines (rich plant oil - slippery) - constipation due to wind-heat (cold nature of the herb).

This formula has cautions, see details

Sheng Di Huang


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Rehmannia


Appears in the Herbs That Cool The Blood category

Usages

  • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood.
  • Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mouth, low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain from yin deficiency.
  • Cools Ascending Heart Fire (HT, LV). Mouth and tongue sores, irritability, insomnia, malar flush.
  • Wasting thirst disorder.

This formula has cautions, see details

Shi Gao

Gypsum


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • The most important herb to clear internal heat, especially in the qi and yang ming levels.
  • Clears heat, drains fire (heavy, descending) - high fever with no chills, excessive thirst, sweating, flooding and big pulse (the "4 bigs"), irritability, red tongue with yellow coat.
  • Clears excess lung heat - cough, wheezing, fever, thick yellow sputum.
  • Clears blazing stomach fire - headache, toothache, painful and swollen gums.
  • Topically for eczema, burns, ulcerated sores; may also be taken internally.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Mu

Anemarrhena Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum.
  • Nourishes yin, moistens dryness - deficiency of lung and kidney yin, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, bleeding gums, five-center heat; also for kidney heat signs - spermatorrhea, nocturnal emission, high sexual desire.
  • Generates fluids and clears heat - oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency, wasting and thirsting disorder.

This formula has cautions, see details

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