Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan - Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula

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Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "chai hu jia long gu mu li wan" , 柴胡龙骨牡蛎丸, which in english is "bupleurum, dragon bone, and oyster shell formula", 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: Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Wan, Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Tang, Bupleurum and Dragon Bone Combination.

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

  • 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 shen.
  • Symptoms of addiction recovery: cravings, anxiety, mood swings etc.

Our shop contains chai hu jia long gu mu li wan from the following manufacturers:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Tang - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li 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. Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBan Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)

Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen. Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness i…

ViewChai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum)

Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest. Relieves liver qi stagnation (often u…

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…

ViewDai Zhe Shi (Hermatite)

Calms the liver, anchors floating yang, clears liver fire. Directs rebellious qi downwards - belching, vomiting, hiccough, wheezing. Cools the blood, stops bleeding - vomiting of blood, nosebleed.

ViewDa Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube)

Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig)

Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea Un…

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-…

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…

ViewMu Li (Oyster Shell)

Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia. Benefits the yin, anchors floating yang - irritable, insomnia, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, bad temper, red flushe…

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewSheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting Alleviates coughing, warms lung Reduces toxicity of other herbs

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. Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart yin deficiency, liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver fire, liver qi stagnation and/or liver yang rising.

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, bipolar disorder (bd), constipation, depression, epilepsy (seizure), generalized anxiety disorder (gad), hyperthyroidism and/or manic depression

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding chai hu jia long gu mu li wan.

For shen disorders due to phlegm blocking the liver or for heat in the upper.  The liver is in part responsible for maintaining the overall flow of the qi.  If the liver qi movement is slowed or blocked by excess phlegm the overall flow between the upper and lower parts of the body can be impaired.  Generally this causes too much heat to accumulate in the upper jiao.

As noted above, chai hu jia long gu mu li 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:

ViewBu Nao Wan (Brain Supplementing Pills)

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/dementi…

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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