Theory

Yin Chen Hao Wan Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction - TCM Herbal Formula


Yin Chen Hao Wan Names

  • English Name: Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Yin Chen Hao Wan
  • Chinese Character: 茵陈蒿丸



Yin Chen Hao Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat.  Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more.
  • Western conditions could be cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, alcohol toxicity and more.
  • May involve other psychiatric conditions as well such as manic depression, anger outbursts, etc.

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Yin Chen Hao Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Avoid in pregnancy.
    • Avoid with yin jaundice (jaundice with absense of heat signs, feeling cold, no redness in tongue).



Yin Chen Hao Wan Has 3 Ingredients

Da Huang

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  • Rhubarb
    • Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat excess or yang ming stage illness.
    • Drains heat from the blood - blood in the stool from bleeding hemorrhoids or heat in the intestine; vomting blood or nosebleed accompanied by constipation; painful eyes or fire toxin sores due to heat in the blood level.
    • Drains damp-heat via the stool - jaundice, dysentery, lin syndrome.
    • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis - amenorrhea, abdominal masses, fixed pain due to blood stasis (recent and long-term blood stasis).
    • Clears heat and reduces fire toxicity - for burns, hot skin.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy and During Nursing
    • Avoid in exterior disorders and deficiency of qi and/or blood

Yin Chen Hao

  • Yin Chen Hao Shoots and Leaves
    • Main herb for Jaundice.
    • Clears damp heat from the liver and gallbladder - relieves jaundice (either damp heat or cold).
    • Clears heat, shao yang syndrome (intermittent fever and chills, bitter taste, stifling sensation in the chest, flank pain, dizziness, nausea).
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Not for Deficiency Jaundice (pale yellow skin, normal urine, soggy pulse (middle jiao qi deficiency, not from dampness).

Zhi Zi

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  • Cape 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
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with loose stools and/or loss of appetite due to cold from deficiency.



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