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Ding Xian Wan (Arrest Seizures Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Dry Dampness and Expel Phlegm

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White and greasy tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder, cook with 120 grams of Gan Cao, 100 ml of Zhu Li, and 50 ml of Ginger juice and form into pills.
  • Take 6 grams, 2 times a day with warm water.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Medical Revelations (Yi Xue Xin Wu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Liver, Lungs, Heart, Stomach, Spleen, Bladder, Small Intestine, Pericardium

Substances in this Formula (16 Total):


Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome) 天麻
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) 半夏
Qty: 30 grams (Ginger fried)
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Cat: Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit) 茯神
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile))
Dan Nan Xing (Jack-in-the-Pulpit Rhizome & Bile) 胆南星
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Bitter, Cool
Latin: Rhizoma Arisaematis (Processed with Bile)
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Graminei)
Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) 石菖蒲
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, ST
Prop: Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Rhizoma Acori Graminei
Cat: Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices
Quan Xie (Buthus Martensis)
Quan Xie (Scorpion, Buthus) 全蝎
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV
Prop: Salty, Spicy, Neutral, Toxic
Latin: Buthus Martensis
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Jiang Can (Bombyx Batryticatus)
Jiang Can (Body of Sick Silkworm) 僵蚕
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV, LU
Prop: Spicy, Salty, Neutral
Latin: Bombyx Batryticatus
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Hu Po (Succinum)
Hu Po (Amber) 琥魄
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: BL, HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Succinum
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci Effusi)
Deng Xin Cao (Rush Pith, Juncus) 灯心草
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LU, SI
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Slightly Cold
Latin: Medulla Junci Effusi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 21 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root) 元志
Qty: 21 grams
Chan: HT, LU, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dan Shen (Salvia Root) 丹参
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, PER, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar)
Zhu Sha (Cinnabar) 朱砂
Qty: 9 grams (refined with water)
Chan: HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Latin: Cinnabar
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit

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