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).
Our shop contains li dan wan from the following manufacturers:
Li Dan Wan - Nuherbs
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…
Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
Da Qing Ye (Woad Leaf, Indigo) - Clears heat, relieves toxicity - for any contagious febrile…
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
Jin Qian Cao (Lysimachia, Whole Plant) - Promotes urination, important herb for stone lin syndromes …
Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera) - Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in …
Mang Xiao (Glauber's Salt) -
Purges accumulations, guides out stagnation - heat in the …
Mu Xiang (Costus Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi …
Yin Chen Hao (Yin Chen Hao Shoots and Leaves) - Main herb for Jaundice.
Clears damp heat from the liver an…
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) -
Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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)