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:

  • Chu Kou Wei Pian - ActiveHerb
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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. Chu Kou Wei Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) - Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stag…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit) - Reduces and moves food stagnation outward - accumulation of…
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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  • Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) - Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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  • Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange) - Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms …
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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. 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:

  • Bao Ji Wan (Protect and Relieve Pills) - Cramping and/or painful distension of the abdomen. Foul sm…
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  • Long Dan Xie Gan Wan (Gentiana Purge Liver Formula) - Hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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