An Gong Niu Huang Wan - Calm The Palace Pill With Cattle Gallstone

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An Gong Niu Huang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "an gong niu huang wan" , 安宫牛黄丸, which in english is "calm the palace pill with cattle gallstone", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and open the orifices" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Bos and Curcuma Formula.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.

An Gong Niu Huang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Do not take this formula when pregnant.

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. An Gong Niu Huang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBing Pian (Borneol)

Aromatically opens orifices, revives the spirit - fainting, convulsion. Clears heat, alleviates pain, dissipates nodules, alleviates itching - topically for pain, swelling of the throat, skin diseas…

ViewHuang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses. Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp…

ViewHuang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria)

Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings. Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-…

ViewNiu Huang (Cattle Gallstone)

Clears the heart, opens the orifices, awakens the spirit, vaporizes phlegm - delirium or coma due to wind-heat or hot diseases with hot phlegm obstructing the pericardium. Clears the liver, relieves…

ViewShe Xiang (Navel Gland Secretions of Musk Deer)

Opens the orifices, revives the spirit, unblocks closed disorders (a wide variety of problems that impair consciousness) - heat entering the pericardium, convulsions, delirium, stupor fainting, close…

ViewXi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn)

Clears Heat, Relieves Fire Toxicity, Cools Blood, Arrests Tremors. Erythema, nosebleed, vomiting blood, delirium, convulsions, manic behavior, loss of consciousness.

ViewXiong Huang (Realgar)

Relieves toxicity, kills parasites, stops itching, inflammation, abscess. Topically - scabies, ringworm, dam rashes. Kills parasites - accumulation symptoms with roundworms. Dries dampness, expels p…

ViewYu Jin (Tumeric Tuber)

Invigorate blood, break up stasis - used topically and internally for traumatic pain, and to speed healing process of chronic sores. Promotes movement of Qi - liver qi stagnation, menstrual pain, ch…

ViewZhen Zhu (Pearl)

Sedates the heart - tremor, palpitations, seizures, childhood convulsions. Clears the liver - blurred vision. Promotes healing, generates flesh - ulcers of the gums or throat.

ViewZhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

ViewZhu Sha (Cinnabar)

Sedates the heart, calms the spirit - restlessness, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, convulsion. Clears heat, relieves toxicity - carbuncles, sore throat.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. An Gong Niu Huang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver wind, liver yang rising and/or phlegm stagnation.

An Gong Niu Huang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: coma, convulsions and/or stroke (cva)

As noted above, an gong niu huang wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and open the orifices", which contains the following formulas:

ViewHui Chun Wan (Recovery Special Pill)

Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of …

All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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