Names Of Yin Qiao Wan

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Yin Qiao Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula
  • Pinyin Name: Yin Qiao Wan
  • Alternate Names: Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan
  • Chinese Character: 银翘解丸
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How Is Yin Qiao Wan Categorized?

There Are 11 Formulas In Our Release the Exterior Category

How Is Yin Qiao Wan Used Clinically?

Yin Qiao Wan Usages and Indications

  • Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat.
  • Acute respitory infections, acute fever, tonsillitis, canker sores.

Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Yin Qiao Wan

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What Are Some Common Combinations For Yin Qiao Wan?

Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications

  • May be combined with gan mao ling, or in some case gan mao ling is a better fit.

Notes From Our Clinicians For Yin Qiao Wan

Staff Clinical Notes

  • Do not use if cold signs are predominant -chills, thin clear mucus, aversion to wind and cold, etc.
  • With stronger cold signs arising from wind-cold/damp Jing Fang Bai Du Wan is likely more suitable.

Yin Qiao Wan Has 10Ingredients

Bo He

Field Mint, Mentha


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat.
  • Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.
  • Resolves LV Qi Stagnation - emotional issues, PMS, menstrual issues, pressure in chest or sides of body.

This formula has cautions, see details

Dan Dou Chi


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Prepared Soybean


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Releases both exterior hot or cold (depending on how it is prepared), also good for exterior disorders with underlying yin deficiency (due to its mild nature).
  • Eliminates irritability, restlessness, insomnia following febrile disease.

This formula has cautions, see details

Dan Zhu Ye


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Lophatherum Stem and Leaves


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • Clears heat - heat patterns with irritability and thirst, mouth sores and swollen, painful gums due to heat in the heart or stomach channels.
  • Promotes urination and clears damp-heat - lin syndrome, especially for heat in the small intestine channel with above symptoms and dark red tip on the tongue.

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

Jie Geng


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Balloon Flower Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Transform Phlegm Cold category

Usages

  • Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice).
  • Promotes discharge of pus.
  • Guides other herbs to the upper body.

Jin Yin Hua


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Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category

Usages

  • Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in the throat, breast, eyes; intestinal abscesses.
  • Expel wind-heat - fever, aversion to wind, sore throat, headache; also for summer-heat.
  • Clear damp heat from the lower jiao - dysentery, lin syndrome.
  • Stem, Ren Dong Teng, is used for similar functions - abscesses, sores, damp-heat bi syndromes.

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

Lian Qiao


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Forsythia Fruit


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category

Usages

  • Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps.
  • Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

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

Xian Lu Gen

Fresh Reed Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Fire category

Usages

  • This is Lu Gen in its fresh form.  See the Lu Gen page for all indications.  
  • Xian Lu Gen is stronger in clearing heat, generating body fluids and promoting urination than the dried herb.

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