Zhou Che Wan (Vessel and Vehicle Pill)

Zhou Che Wan (Vessel and Vehicle Pill)

Formula 14 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, 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

There are 10 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gan Sui (Kansui Root)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cold Gan Sui (Radix Euphorbiae Kansui)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Euphorbiae Kansui
Chinese:
甘遂
Tone Marks:
gān suì
Translation:
Sweet Process
Yuan Hua (Genkwa Flower)
Quantity = 30 grams
Warm Yuan Hua (Flos Daphnis Genkwae)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Flos Daphnis Genkwae
Chinese:
芫花
Tone Marks:
yuán hu
Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cool Da Ji (Herba Cirsii Japonici)
Channels:
LIV, SP, HT
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Herba Cirsii Japonici
Chinese:
大蓟
Tone Marks:
dài jì
Alt Names:
Jing Da Ji
Translation:
Big Thistle
Qian Niu Zi (Morning Glory Seeds or Pharbitis)
Quantity = 120 grams
Cold Qian Niu Zi (Semen Pharbiditis)
Channels:
KI, LI, LU, SI
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cold, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pharbiditis
Chinese:
牵牛子
Tone Marks:
qiān niú zĭ
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 60 grams
Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow
Qing Pi (Immature Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 15 grams
Warm Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride)
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride
Chinese:
青皮
Tone Marks:
qīng pí
Translation:
Green Peel
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 15 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
Bing Lang (Betel Nut)
Quantity = 15 grams
Warm Bing Lang (Semen Arecae Catechu)
Channels:
LI, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Semen Arecae Catechu
Chinese:
槟榔
Tone Marks:
bīng lang
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 15 grams
Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance
Qing Fen (Calomel)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Qing Fen (Calomelas)
Channels:
BL, KI, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Calomelas
Tone Marks:
qīng fen
Translation:
Light Powder

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