Wu Pi San (Wu Pi Yin) (Five Peel Powder)
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Wu Pi San (Wu Pi Yin) (Five Peel Powder)

Formula 2 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Pattern:

  • Damp Accumulation (Skin Edema) due to Spleen Qi deficiency

Actions:

  • Promotes urination and drains dampness to reduce edema
  • Regulates the Qi and tonifies the Spleen.

Indications:

  • Generalized edema and pitting edema with a fullness, distension, or heaviness in the abdomen and epigastria
  • Difficult urination and heavy or labored breathing.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale swollen tongue with teeth marks and a greasy white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep, moderate, and slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Edema
  • Edema from Pregnancy
  • Protein Deficiency Edema
  • Ascites from Cirrhosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Urticaria
  • Menopausal Edema

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula does not strongly Tonify the Spleen, so the use of additional Spleen Tonifying herbs is recommended

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Treasury Classic (Zhong Zang Jing)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Large Intestine, Small Intestine

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sang Bai Pi (Qty: 15 grams)

Cold Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Mori Albae
Chinese:
桑白皮
Tone Marks:
sāng bái pí
Translation:
Mulberry White Bark

Sheng Jiang Pi (Qty: 6 grams)

Cool Sheng Jiang Pi (Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Pericarpium Zingiberis Recens
Chinese:
生姜皮
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng pí

Fu Ling Pi (Qty: 15 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling Pi (Sclerotii Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Sclerotii Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓皮
Tone Marks:
fú líng pí

Chen Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

Da Fu Pi (Qty: 15 grams)

Slightly Warm Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae Catechu)
Channels:
LI, SI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Pericarpium Arecae Catechu
Chinese:
大腹皮
Tone Marks:
dà fù pí
Translation:
Big Abdomen Peel

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