Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan - Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin

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Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "pu ji xiao du wan" , 普濟消毒飲, which in english is "universal benefit decoction to eliminate toxin", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and relieve toxicity" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Pu Chi Hsiao Tu Yin, Scute and Cimicifuga Combination, Everyones Detoxifying Decoction, Universal Benefit Teapills.

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

  • Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of the head - strong fever and chills, burning pain of head and face, red and/or swollen eyes, sore throat, aversion to cold, dryness, thirst.  Hemorrhagic fever, Respiratory Tract Infection, Acute tonsillitis, otitis media, lymphadenitis, Common Cold, Flu.  More common seasonally in the winter or spring.
  • Disperse wind-heat - cellulitis in the head and face, herpes, boils.
  • Has a range of antibiotic and antiviral effects.

Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Generally meant for short-term usage, avoid or use with caution in patients with yin deficiency.

Our shop contains pu ji xiao du wan from the following manufacturer:

($16.00) Add To Cart View Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan - Mayway

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. Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBan Lan Gen (Woad Root, Isatis Root)

Drains heat, relieves fire toxicity, cools the blood and benefits the throat - warm-febrile disease, mumps, painful swollen throat. Damp-heat jaundice.

ViewBo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat. Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.…

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…

ViewChen Pi (Tangerine Peel)

Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; …

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 Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses. Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp…

ViewHuang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria)

Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings. Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-…

ViewJiang Can (Silkworm)

Extinguishes liver wind, stops spasms and convulsions - childhood convulsions or facial paralysis, seizures from liver-wind or wind-phlegm-heat. Expels wind, stops pain - headache, red eyes, sore, s…

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewLian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)

Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and hot sores, neck lumps. Expel wind-heat - fever, slight chills, sore throat, headache.

ViewMa Bo (Fruiting Body of Puffball, Lasiosphaera)

Clears the lung, relieves fire toxicity, and improves the throat - fire toxin affecting the throat causing painful, swollen throat, loss of voice, cough due to lung heat. Topically to stop bleeding,…

ViewNiu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium)

Expels wind-heat (acrid), benefits throat - fever, cough, sore, red, swollen throat. Clears heat (bitter, cold), relieves toxicity, vents rashes - red swellings, carbuncles, mumps, acute febrile ras…

ViewSheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome)

Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel). Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or supe…

ViewXuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue. Nourishes Yin. Particularly for the sequel of warm febrile disease with constipation, irritability. Drains Fire, Relieves Toxi…

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. Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind heat and/or phlegm fire.

Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: bronchitis, common cold, fever, flu, sore throat and/or tonsillitis

As noted above, pu ji xiao du wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and relieve toxicity", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills)

Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages. Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

ViewHuang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill)

Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums. Can be a supportive formula fo…

ViewMa Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to …

ViewSan Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction)

Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever. A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - ga…

ViewXian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life)

Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever).  Breast abscesses, mastitis…

ViewXie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula)

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle …

ViewYi Zi Wan (Decoction B)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching. With the right underlying factors…

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

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