Names Of Xiao Yao Wan

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Xiao Yao Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Free and Easy Wanderer
  • Pinyin Name: Xiao Yao Wan
  • Alternate Names: Xiao Yao San, Rambling Powder, Tangkuei and Bupleurum Formula
  • Chinese Character: 逍遥丸
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How Is Xiao Yao Wan Categorized?

There Are 12 Formulas In Our Harmonize Category

How Is Xiao Yao Wan Used Clinically?

Xiao Yao Wan Usages and Indications

  • Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from liver qi stagnation.
  • Fatigue, bloating, changes in appetite from the combination of spleen qi deficiency with liver qi stagnation.
  • PMS, breast distention, irregular menstruation and in some cases infertility.

Cautions and Contraindications

Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Xiao Yao Wan

Xiao Yao Wan And Related Formulas From Our Store

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Xiao Yao Wan In Our Store

  • Xiao Yao Wan
  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (modified version with the addition of heat clearing herbs, better for issues listed above along with skin issues such as eczema or dermatitis and/or stronger headaches, flushed face, etc.)
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Notes From Our Clinicians For Xiao Yao Wan

Staff Clinical Notes

  • This formula can be used to help mitigate the effects of stress - whether it is physical, emotional, mental, or some combination.
  • One study found Xiao Yao Wan to have an antidepressent effect via modulation of the glutamate/glutamine cycle.

Xiao Yao Wan Has 6Ingredients

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

Bai Zhu


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Atractylodes (White) Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema.
  • Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.
  • Calms the fetus - arising from spleen deficiency.

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.

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.

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

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • 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.

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