Theory

Xin Yi Wan Magnolia Flower Powder - TCM Herbal Formula


Xin Yi Wan Names

  • English Name: Magnolia Flower Powder
  • Pinyin Name: Xin Yi Wan
  • Alternate Names: Xin Yi San, Hsin I San, Magnolia Flower Formula
  • Chinese Character: 辛夷散丸



Xin Yi Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Colds and/or allergies with cold signs (white mucus and/or no fever, etc.).
  • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
  • Headaches from sinus congestion.

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Xin Yi Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid in patients with heat signs.



Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications


Xin Yi Wan Has 11 Ingredients

Bai Zhi

Cang Er Zi

Che Qian Zi

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  • Plantago 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
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.

Chuan Xiong

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  • Szechuan Lovage Root
    • Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis).
    • Expels wind and alleviates pain - headache (temporal, vertex), dizziness, painful obstructions, skin issues.
    • Headache - moves qi upward and alleviates pain; headaches due to wind, heat, cold, blood deficiency.
  • Herbs That Invigorate Blood

Fang Feng

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  • Ledebouriella root, siler
    • 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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  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in Yin Deficiency - Empty Heat
    • Avoid in spasms from Blood Deficiency

Gan Cao

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  • Licorice 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
  • Cautions
    • 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.

Gao Ben

  • Chinese Lovage Root, Ligusticum Root
    • Expels wind-cold, vertex headaches (teeth/jaw pain)
    • Dispels wind and dampness - useful for wind-cold-damp bi-syndromes and/or acute lower back pain from wind cold
    • Resolve dampness effecting stomach/spleen
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in Blood and/or Yin Deficiency

    Qiang Huo

    Sheng Ma

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    • Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome
      • Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel).
      • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or superficial areas, swelling, painful, sore gums, lips, and/or throat.
      • Raises yang, lifts spleen qi sinking (strong than Ge Gen) - for middle qi deficiency leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse of stomach, uterus, or rectum.
      • Serves to guide other herbs upwards.
    • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
    • Cautions
      • Avoid in cases of yin-deficient heat, upper-excesses and lower deficiencies.
      • Avoid with fully erupted measles.
      • Avoid in patients with breathing difficulties.

    Xin Yi Hua

    Yan Hu Suo




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