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Zhou Che Wan (Vessel and Vehicle Pill)


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  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

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 and form into pills using water. Take in 3-6 Gram doses with warm water, early in the morning on an empty stomach. If condition improves, another smaller dose can be given one to two days later. If condition does not improve, do not use this formula again.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart, Liver, Small Intestine, Stomach, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):


Gan Sui (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui)
Gan Sui (Kansui Root) 甘遂
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Cat: Harsh Expellants
Yuan Hua (Flos Daphnis Genkwae)
Yuan Hua (Genkwa Flower) 芫花
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin: Flos Daphnis Genkwae
Cat: Harsh Expellants
Da Ji (Herba Cirsii Japonici)
Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium) 大蓟
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, SP, HT
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Herba Cirsii Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Qian Niu Zi (Semen Pharbiditis)
Qian Niu Zi (Morning Glory Seeds or Pharbitis) 牵牛子
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LI, LU, SI
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pharbiditis
Cat: Harsh Expellants
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome) 大簧
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Cat: Purgatives
Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride)
Qing Pi (Immature Tangerine Peel) 青皮
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel) 陈皮
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Bing Lang (Semen Arecae Catechu)
Bing Lang (Betel Nut) 槟榔
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LI, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Semen Arecae Catechu
Cat: Herbs that Expel Parasites
Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea) 木香
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: GB, LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Qing Fen (Calomelas)
Qing Fen (Calomel)
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: BL, KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin: Calomelas
Cat: Substances for External Application

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