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:

  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - HBW
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  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Sun Ten
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  • Sun Ten Yin Essentials Formula - Sun Ten
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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. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Shan Yao (Chinese Yam) - Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spont…
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  • Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit) - Stabilize the kidneys, retain the essence - leaking of flui…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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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. 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:

  • Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill) - Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar f…
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  • Er Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills) - Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful f…
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  • Geng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause) - Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, moo…
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  • Jiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill) - Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on d…
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  • Ming Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes) - Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes …
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  • Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills) - Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night s…
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  • Sheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills) - Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chro…
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  • Xiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills) - Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind …
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  • Yi Guan Jian Wan (Linking Decoction) - GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver…
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  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills) - Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensa…
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  • Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills) - Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin defici…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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