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:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Ba Zheng San - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Ba Zheng Wan - HBW

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:

ViewBian Xu (Knotweed, Polygonoum)

Clears damp-heat in the bladder - promotes urination, damp-heat lin. Expels parasites - intestinal parasites. Damp skin lesions - itching.

ViewChe Qian Zi (Plantago Seeds)

Promotes urination, clears heat - edema, lin syndromes due to damp-heat, generally in the lower warmer. Solidifies the stool - diarrhea with damp-heat or damp-summerheat. Clears the eyes - liver an…

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

ViewHua Shi (Talcum Powder)

Promotes urination, drains heat from the bladder - important herb for hot lin syndromes, also for damp heat generated diarrhea. Clears heat, summer heat (w/urinary difficult) and damp-heat through u…

ViewMu Tong (Akebia Caulis)

Promotes urination, drains heat from the heart through the small intestine - irritability with sores of the mouth or tongue, scanty urination, lin syndrome, edema. Promotes lactation, unblocks the b…

ViewQu Mai (Dianthus)

Clears damp heat, promotes urination, unblocks lin syndrome - for any lin, especially xue lin. Breaks up blood stasis - amenorrhea due to blood stasis. Unblocks the bowels - constipation.

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

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…

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:

ViewBa Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge)

Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain…

ViewChen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills)

For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the lower.  The spleen system is effectively the western version of the digestive system.  The spleen is responsible for extracting the energy …

ViewJiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills)

For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening metabolism, transforming dampness, tonifying spleen qi, and mildly moving blood stasis in Chinese Medicine terms.

ViewLi Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills)

A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms.  Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive is…

ViewMu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills)

Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid reflux/heartburn, nausea with possible vomitting after meals.

ViewSan Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills)

Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.

ViewSi Miao Wan (Four Marvels Powder)

Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond. Gout. Weakness…

ViewWu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula)

Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. Possibly blood in the urine -bright red blood not occult.

ViewXiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills)

Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat. Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation. Vomitting, hic…

ViewYin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction)

Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat.  Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more. Western conditions could be cirrhos…

ViewYu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill)

Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling. Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency.  Yeast infection.

All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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