Bu Nao Wan - Brain Supplementing Pills

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Bu Nao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bu nao wan" , 補腦丸, which in english is "brain supplementing pills", is categorized within the "calm the spirit" functional grouping and within the "sedate and calm the spirit" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Cerebral Tonic Pills.

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

  • A range of psychiatric, cognitive decline, trauma issues - benefit and clears the brain, transforms phlegm and tonifies kidney qi and the blood.
  • Often used for both general cognitive decline/dementia, disorientation, etc. - but also useful when mixed with more anxiety, insomnia and/or emotional outbursts from confusion.
  • Generally, particularly when deficiency and phlegm exist for anxiety, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, manic states.

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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. Bu Nao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zi Ren (Arbor-Vitae Seed)

Nourishes heart blood, calms the spirit - irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations. Moisten the intestines from blood/yin deficiency - constipation (elderly, post-partum women). Nightswea…

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewDan Nan Xing (Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome and Bile)

Transforms phlegm heat, extinguishes wind, stops convulsions - muscle spasms/cramps, infantile convulsions, seizure disorders, facial paralysis, stroke (CVA) from wind and phlegm obstruction…

ViewGou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit)

Nourish and tonify liver and kidney - yin and/or blood deficiency w/sore back and legs, low grade abdominal pain, impotence, nocturnal emission, xiao ke; neutral nature - commonly used for liver and …

ViewHu Po (Amber)

Arrest tremors, stop palpitations, calm the spirit - tremor, palpitation, anxiety, excessive dreams, insomnia, poor memory, convulsions, seizures. Invigorate the blood, dissipate stasis - amenorrhea…

ViewHu Tao Ren (Walnut Nut)

Tonify Kidneys - weak back and knees with coldness, frequent urination. Warms lung, help kidney grasp lung qi - chronic cough, wheezing. Moisten intestines - constipation in elderly patients.

ViewLong Gu (Fossilized Bones)

Calms the spirit - emotional distress, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, seizures. Calms the liver, anchors floating yang - irritable, blurred vision, vertigo, bad temper. Prevents leakage of fluids…

ViewRou Cong Rong (Fleshy Stem of Broomrape)

Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - reproductive and urinary disorders such as impotence, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, posturinary dripping, cold pains in lower back and knees. Warms womb - in…

ViewShi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)

Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures. Harmonize the middle warmer, transfor…

ViewSuan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed)

Nourishes heart yin, tonifies liver blood, quiets the spirit - irritability, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety due to blood or yin deficiency. Prevents abnormal sweating - spontaneous sweating, nights…

ViewTian Ma (Gastrodia Root)

Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due …

ViewTian Zhu Huang (Siliceous Secretions of Bamboo)

Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - difficult to expectorate sputum. Clears heat and arrests convulsions - spasms, convulsions due to phlegm-heat, especially in children.

ViewWu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed)

Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…

ViewYi Zhi Ren (Black Cardamon)

Warms the kidneys, retains essence, holds urine - spermatorrhea, frequent and copious urine, urinary incontinence, dribbling urine. Warms the spleen, stops diarrhea - cold spleen or stomach patterns…

ViewYuan Zhi (Senega Root)

Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness. Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures. Reduces abs…

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. Bu Nao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart blood deficiency and/or phlegm misting the heart.

Bu Nao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, bipolar disorder (bd), constipation, dementia, depression, epilepsy (seizure), generalized anxiety disorder (gad) and/or manic depression

As noted above, bu nao wan is within the calm the spirit functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "sedate and calm the spirit", which contains the following formulas:

ViewChai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula)

Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire. Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed …

ViewTe Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan (Peaceful Sleep Tablets)

Insomnia, vivid dreaming, nightmares. Acute emotional instability. May be used to treat convulsions or spasms that are caused by a combination of blood deficiency with wind.

All formulas in the primary category of "calm the spirit" are listed below.

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