Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan - Rhubarb and Moutan Combination

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Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "da huang mu dan pi wan" which in english is "rhubarb and moutan combination", is categorized within the "drain downward" functional grouping and within the "purge heat accumulation" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Tang, Decoction of Rhubarb and Moutan Bark.

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

  • Breaks up heat, moves blood stagnation and reduces swelling, release through the bowels - appendicitis, lower abdominal distension with pain, intestinal abscesses, hemorrhoids.
  • Post surgical infections, particularly in the colon and/or lower warmer.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Groin pain relieved by flexing hip and without urinary difficulty (but with symptoms similar to a UTI).

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • As this formula will cause looser stools use with caution in deficient and/or elderly patients.
  • Used for general appendicitis - avoid in infant appendicitis, or appendicitis with necrosis, peritonitis and/or parasites.

Our shop contains da huang mu dan pi wan from the following manufacturer:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Tang - Sun Ten

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 Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

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…

ViewDong Kui Zi (Musk Mallow Seeds)

Promotes urination - lin syndromes (hot, xue, stone), edema without lin issues, constipation. Benefits the breasts - insufficient lactation, painful swollen breasts, breast abscess. Moisten and unbl…

ViewMang Xiao (Glauber's Salt)

Purges accumulations, guides out stagnation - heat in the stomach and intestines with constipation; moistens dryness and softens hardness. Clears heat, reduces swelling - red, swollen, painful eyes,…

ViewMu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex)

Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood. Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency…

ViewTao Ren (Peach Seed)

Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess. Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to …

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 Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, large intestine blood stagnation and/or large intestine dryness.

Da Huang Mu Dan Pi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, appendicitis, chronic cholecystitis, colon cancer, genital pain - swelling, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, prostatitis and/or ulcerative colitis

As noted above, da huang mu dan pi wan is within the drain downward functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "purge heat accumulation", which contains the following formulas:

All formulas in the primary category of "drain downward" are listed below.

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