Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

Formula 24 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Actions:

  • Enriches and nourishes Kidney and Liver Yin

Indications:

  • Weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or vertigo, tinnitus or hearing loss, nocturnal emissions, night sweats, chronic sore and/or dry throat, hot palms and soles, painful or difficult scanty urination, wasting and thirsting, and tidal fever.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with little coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Retarded Growth of Children
  • Lumbago
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Central Retinitis
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Neurasthenia
  • Functional Anovular Uterine Bleeding
  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
  • Deafness

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is cloying, it should be avoided in cases of diarrhea due to Spleen Qi deficiency, or Damp-Phlegm conditions with a white greasy coat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Bladder

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 21-24 grams
Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow
Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus)
Quantity = 12-15 grams
Slightly Warm Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Corni Officinalis
Chinese:
山茱萸
Tone Marks:
shān zhū yú
Alt Names:
Shan Yu Rou
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea)
Quantity = 12-15 grams
Neutral Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Channels:
KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Chinese:
山药
Tone Marks:
shān yao
Alt Names:
Huai Shan Yao, Huai Shan
Translation:
Mountain Herb, Mountain Medicine
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex of the Peony Tree Root)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí
Ze Xie (Water Plantain Rhizome, Alisma)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Cold Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Alismatis
Chinese:
泽泻
Tone Marks:
zé xiè
Alt Names:
Fu Ze Xie
Translation:
Marsh Drain

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