Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia

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Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "liu wei di huang wan" , 六味地黄丸, which in english is "six ingredient pill with rehmannia", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the yin" sub-category.

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

  • Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
  • Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritability.
  • Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions. 
  • Menopause related symptoms including cardiovascular issues, bone health, etc. when arising from yin deficiency.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

Our shop contains liu wei di huang wan from the following manufacturers:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - HBW
($22.00) Add To Cart View Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Sun Ten
View Sun Ten Yin Essentials Formula - 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. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

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…

ViewShan Yao (Chinese Yam)

Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite. Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing. Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor c…

ViewShan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit)

Stabilize the kidneys, retain the essence - leaking of fluids due to weak essence, excessive urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea, excessive sweating, for devastated yang and collapsed qi, as in sh…

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

ViewZe Xie (Water Plantain Root)

Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - urinary difficulty, edema, diarrhea. Drains deficient kidney fire - heat signs, dizziness, tinnitus.

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. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency and/or liver yin deficiency.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: diabetes type ii, dizziness (vertigo), erectile dysfunction (ed), hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperthyroidism, menopause (hot flashes), night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis), optic nerve atrophy, sore throat and/or tinnitus

As noted above, liu wei di huang wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the yin", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDa Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)

Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating. Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency. Tinnitus, possible vertigo,…

ViewEr Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills)

Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful for diminished hearing or temporary hearing loss. Red/dry eyes with blurry vision.

ViewGeng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause)

Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, restlessness and anxiety as a result of yin deficiency.   Can be used for other yin deficient symtpoms such as tinnitus, dry skin…

ViewJiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill)

Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on diabetes (primarily type II, but in some cases type I would benefit as well) when the underlying tcm diagnosis fits.  Symptoms may include st…

ViewMing Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes)

Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes as a result of the liver yin failing to nourish the eyes and kidney yin failing to brighten the vision.

ViewQi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills)

Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night sweats, hot flashes, heat in the soles and dryness. Blurry vision, possibly with dry eyes.

ViewSheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills)

Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chronic cough, wheezing. May be used for damage from longer term illnesses and/or the overuse of wind clearing formulas for colds/flus - nights…

ViewXiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills)

Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind - acute and/or chronic throat and/or voice issues from overuse, illness, smoking, etc.  Symptoms may include difficulty speaking, hoarseness…

ViewYi Guan Jian Wan (Linking Decoction)

GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver qi stagnation leading to stomach yin issues - gastritis, ulcers, reflux, bloating. The underlying factors lead to dryness of the blood, th…

ViewZhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills)

Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever. Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency. …

ViewZuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency. Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency. Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

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

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