Li Dan Wan - Benefit The Gallbladder Pills

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Li Dan Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "li dan wan" , 利膽丸, which in english is "benefit the gallbladder pills", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Lidan Tablets, Relieve The Gallbladder Formula.

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

  • A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms.  Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive issues from poor gallbladder function – nausea, vomiting, jaundice. 
  • Hepatitis, particularly acute viral, along with other supportive formulas when arising from damp heat.

Li Dan Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.

Our shop contains li dan wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Li Dan Wan - Mayway
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  • Li Dan Wan - Nuherbs
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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. Li Dan Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Da Qing Ye (Woad Leaf, Indigo) - Clears heat, relieves toxicity - for any contagious febrile…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Jin Qian Cao (Lysimachia, Whole Plant) - Promotes urination, important herb for stone lin syndromes …
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  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera) - Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in …
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  • Mang Xiao (Glauber's Salt) - Purges accumulations, guides out stagnation - heat in the …
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  • Mu Xiang (Costus Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi …
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  • Yin Chen Hao (Yin Chen Hao Shoots and Leaves) - Main herb for Jaundice. Clears damp heat from the liver an…
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  • Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) - Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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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. Li Dan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver and gallbladder damp heat.

    Li Dan Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: gallstones (cholelithiasis) and/or hepatitis (b or c)

    As noted above, li dan wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear damp-heat", which contains the following formulas:

  • Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge) - Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with u…
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  • Ba Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification) - Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - …
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  • Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills) - For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the…
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  • Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills) - For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening me…
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  • Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills) - Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid refl…
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  • San Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills) - Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increas…
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  • Si Miao Wan (Four Marvels Powder) - Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthriti…
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  • Wu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula) - Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. P…
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  • Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills) - Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul sme…
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  • Yin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction) - Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disor…
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  • Yu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill) - Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottag…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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