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:

  • Bing Pian (Borneol) - Aromatically opens orifices, revives the spirit - fainting,…
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  • Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) - Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, …
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Niu Huang (Cattle Gallstone) - Clears the heart, opens the orifices, awakens the spirit, …
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  • She Xiang (Navel Gland Secretions of Musk Deer) - Opens the orifices, revives the spirit, unblocks closed dis…
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  • Xi Jiao (Rhinoceros Horn) - Clears Heat, Relieves Fire Toxicity, Cools Blood, Arrests …
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  • Xiong Huang (Realgar) - Relieves toxicity, kills parasites, stops itching, inflamm…
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  • Yu Jin (Tumeric Tuber) - Invigorate blood, break up stasis - used topically and inte…
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  • Zhen Zhu (Pearl) - Sedates the heart - tremor, palpitations, seizures, childh…
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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  • Zhu Sha (Cinnabar) - Sedates the heart, calms the spirit - restlessness, palpit…
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    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:

  • Hui Chun Wan (Recovery Special Pill) - Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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