Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan - Liver Disease Recovery Pills

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Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "gan bing zhi ben wan" , 肝病治本丸, which in english is "liver disease recovery pills", is categorized within the "regulate the qi" functional grouping and within the "promote the movement of qi" sub-category.

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

  • Irritibility or easily prone to outburts or anger.
  • Liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver.
  • Jaundice - yellowing of the skin, brittle nails, pale complexion.

Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Ovoid foods and drugs that tax the liver such as coffee, alcohol, fried foods, etc.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.

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. Gan Bing Zhi Ben 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…

ViewChai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum)

Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest. Relieves liver qi stagnation (often u…

ViewDan Shen (Salvia Root)

Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, palpable masses, lochioschesis, pain due to blood stasis, chest/epigastric pain, soreness in the ribs due to liver…

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)…

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewLi Zhi He (Leechee Nut)

Regulates the Qi and stops pain - abdominal and epigastric pain due to liver qi stagnation, PMS pain, post-partum pain due to qi and blood stagnation. Disperses cold and stagnation - hernia and test…

ViewYan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome)

Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis and trauma, dysmenorrhea. Promotes movement of Qi and alleviates pain - chest pain, abdominal pain, menstrual pain, hernial disorders, epiga…

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. Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver qi stagnation and/or spleen qi deficiency.

Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, hepatitis (b or c), jaundice and/or liver disease

As noted above, gan bing zhi ben wan is within the regulate the qi functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote the movement of qi", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBan Xia Hou Po Wan (Pinellia & Magnolia Pills)

Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation. Coughing, hiccups, nausea and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.

ViewYue Ju Wan (Escape Restraint Pill)

An important formula for plum pit qi and related issues arising from qi stagnation (from many factors) - an oppressive sensation in the chest and/or diaphgram, gerd, reflux, indigestion, nausea, belc…

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

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