Ba Zheng Wan - Eight Herb Powder for Rectification

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Ba Zheng Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ba zheng wan" , 八正丸, which in english is "eight herb powder for rectification", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Dianthus Formula, Eight Herbs to Correct Formula, Eight Corrections Powder, Powder for Dispersing Heat and Promoting Urination.

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

  • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
  • Prostatitis when from damp heat.

Ba Zheng Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Generally not for long-term use as it can lead to deficiency.
  • Avoid during pregnancy.

Our shop contains ba zheng wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Ba Zheng San - Sun Ten
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  • Ba Zheng Wan - HBW
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    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. Ba Zheng Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bian Xu (Knotweed, Polygonoum) - Clears damp-heat in the bladder - promotes urination, damp…
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  • Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seeds) - Promotes urination, clears heat - edema, lin syndromes due …
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  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Hua Shi (Talcum Powder) - Promotes urination, drains heat from the bladder - importa…
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  • Mu Tong (Akebia Caulis) - Promotes urination, drains heat from the heart through the …
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  • Qu Mai (Dianthus) - Clears damp heat, promotes urination, unblocks lin syndrom…
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  • Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) - This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the …
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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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. Ba Zheng Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence bladder damp heat.

    Ba Zheng Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: leukorrhea, prostate issues (bph), urinary disorders (lin disease) and/or urinary tract infection (uti)

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ba zheng wan.

    • With similar issues but arising from kidney yang deficiency, then bi xie fen qing yin wan may be more appropriate.

    As noted above, ba zheng wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear damp-heat", which contains the following formulas:

  • Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge) - Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with u…
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  • Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills) - For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the…
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  • Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills) - For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening me…
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  • Li Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills) - A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstruc…
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  • Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills) - Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid refl…
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  • San Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills) - Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increas…
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  • Si Miao Wan (Four Marvels Powder) - Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthriti…
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  • Wu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula) - Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. P…
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  • Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills) - Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul sme…
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  • Yin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction) - Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disor…
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  • Yu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill) - Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottag…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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