Chu Kou Wei Wan - Chu Kou Wei Wan

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Chu Kou Wei Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "chu kou wei wan" , 除口味丸, which in english is "chu kou wei wan", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat from the organs" sub-category.

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

  • Acid reflux and/or burning sensation in the epigastrium, throat, or mouth from stomach fire.
  • Ulcers, sores, or other types of abcess in the mouth due to persistent stomach heat.
  • Constant sense of hunger or noticable increse in appetite.
  • Commonly used to treat bad breath (halitosis).

Our shop contains chu kou wei wan from the following manufacturer:

($12.00) Add To Cart View Chu Kou Wei Pian - ActiveHerb

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. Chu Kou Wei Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewCang Zhu (Atractylodes)

Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat. Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities. Clears damp-h…

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…

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 …

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, …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewHou Po (Magnolia Bark)

Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stagnation - dampness in spleen/stomach, food stagnation, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distention (*important herb for this). Warms and transf…

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-…

ViewShan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit)

Reduces and moves food stagnation outward - accumulation of meat and/or greasy foods with distention, pain, diarrhea. Transforms blood stasis, dissipates clumps - post-partum abdominal pain, hernial…

ViewSheng Di Huang (Rehmannia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood. Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mou…

ViewZhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)

Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum. No…

ViewZhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange)

Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas. Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - fr…

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. Chu Kou Wei Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence stomach fire.

Chu Kou Wei Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acid reflux disease (gerd) and/or bad breath (halitosis)

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding chu kou wei wan.

For stomach fire and or food stagnation causing foul smelling breath.  Stomach fire is a condition where extreme heat (fire) is trapped in the stomach.  Part of the role of the stomach is to “ripen the food” so that it is easier for the spleen to then extract the energy from it.  Stomach fire can over-ripen the food, which results noxious gas production that ultimately rises up and causes bad breath.  Stomach fire also burns through the food too quick, so that there is not much left for the spleen to work with; this results in a near constant hunger.  The excess heat from the stomach fire can cause burning sensations in the chest, epigastrium, mouth and even the tongue itself.

As noted above, chu kou wei wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat from the organs", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBao Ji Wan (Protect and Relieve Pills)

Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen. Foul smelling belching or gas with diarrhea due to heat in the intestine. May alleviate some hangover symptoms. Also useful to treat food poisoni…

ViewLong Dan Xie Gan Wan (Gentiana Purge Liver Formula)

Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, easily angered, headache, dizziness, red, and possibly sore, eyes resulting from liver fire rising. Urinary symptoms such as painful, hot…

All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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