Dang Gui Wan - Tangkuei Powder

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Dang Gui Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "dang gui wan" , 當歸湯, which in english is "tangkuei powder", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the qi and blood" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Dang Gui Tang, Fu Fang Dang Gui Wan, Angelica Sinensis Decoction, Essence of Angelica Sinensis to Nourish Blood, Tangkuei Formula.

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

  • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident, similar in usage to ba zhen wan.
  • A range of menstrual issues when they arise from qi and blood deficiency - amenorrhea, menorrhagia, irregular cycles - also related fertility issues.
  • For pregnancy with the right diagnostic factors for habitual miscarriage, unstable pregnancy - as well as aiding with difficult labor and post-partum deficiencies such as weakness, anemia, and/or insufficient lactation.
  • Weakness and deficiencies from qi and blood deficiency generally - strong fatigue, orthostatic hypotension, anemia, floaters.
  • Any of the above issues may arise from malnutrition and/or eating disorder issues for which this formula may be supportive.
  • Vertigo/dizziness, possibly with anxiety and/or palpitations from blood deficiency.

Our shop contains dang gui wan from the following manufacturer:

View Dang Gui 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. Dang Gui Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

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 …

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-…

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. Dang Gui Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver blood deficiency and/or spleen qi deficiency.

Dang Gui Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, anorexia nervosa, anxiety, dizziness (vertigo), infertility, insufficient lactation, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), restless legs syndrome (rls) and/or uterine bleeding

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding dang gui wan.

  • This formula may be used during pregnancy with the right underlying diagnostic factors if there are concerns regarding the mothers ability to carry to term especially if there is a history of miscarriage.

As noted above, dang gui wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the qi and blood", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBa Zhen Wan (Eight Treasure Combination)

For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident For frequent heavy menstrual cycles Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood def…

ViewGui Pi Wan (Restore the Spleen Formula)

The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.   Anxiety, phobias…

ViewQi Xue Da Bu Wan (Nourish Qi & Blood Pills)

Fatigue, lethargy, sensation of feeling heavy or cold. Low appetite, bloating, borborygmus, loose bowels. Impotence, infertility, low libedo. Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, nightmares.

ViewRen Shen Shou Wu Wan (Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills)

Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished jing/essence. Low sperm count, low libedo, and infertility.

ViewRen Shen Yang Rong Wan (Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi)

Tonifies both qi and blood and nourishes the heart and calms the spirit - generally used for weakness from longer term or deep diseases such as cancer and for a host of other conditions affecting a b…

ViewShi Quan Da Bu Wan (Ten Tonics Nourishment Pills)

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ViewShou Wu Wan (Polygonum Multiflorum Pills)

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

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