Da Bu Gan Wan - Major Liver Nutrition Pills

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Da Bu Gan Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "da bu gan wan" , 大补肝丸, which in english is "major liver nutrition pills", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Great Liver Nourishing Pills.

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

  • Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice).
  • Abdominal cramping, distension or pain in the hypochrondia due to liver qi stangation
  • Fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver diseases. 

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. Da Bu Gan Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Dan Shen (Salvia Root) - Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - …
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  • Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit) - Nourish and tonify liver and kidney - yin and/or blood defi…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Mu Li (Oyster Shell) - Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, ins…
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  • Shan Yao (Chinese Yam) - Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spont…
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  • Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purpl…
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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. Da Bu Gan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver qi stagnation.

    Da Bu Gan Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: hepatitis (b or c) and/or liver disease

    As noted above, da bu gan wan is within the harmonize functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen", which contains the following formulas:

  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver) - Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdomina…
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  • Jiang Ya Wan (Repress The Blood Pressure Pills) - Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat sign…
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  • Jia Wei Gui Pi Wan (Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction) - A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - simi…
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  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer Pills) - Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important f…
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  • Pian Tou Tong Wan (Migraine Pills) - Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fi…
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  • Ping Gan Liu Qi Yin Wan (Dang Gui And Pinellia Combination) - Liver qi stagnation with blood deficiency heat - signs of…
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  • Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan (Peony and Licorice Decoction) - Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficie…
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  • Shu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills) - Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resul…
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  • Si Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills) - Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as …
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  • Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan (Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills) - Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping. Diarrhea w…
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  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) - Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating f…
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  • Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer) - Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from li…
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  • Yi Gan Wan (Restrain The Liver Powder) - Anxiety, palpitations, easily frightened, alternating fever…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "harmonize" are listed below.

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