San Huang Xie Xin Wan - Drain The Epigastrium Decoction

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San Huang Xie Xin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "san huang xie xin wan" , 三黃瀉心湯, which in english is "drain the epigastrium decoction", 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: San Huang Xie Xin Tang, Xie Xin Tang, Coptis and Rhubarb Combination, Drain The Heart Decoction, Coptis And Rhubarb Combination, Decoction to Purge Heat From The Heart And Stomach, Yellow Purge The Heart Decoction, Drain The Epigastrium Powder.

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

  • 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 - gastroenteritis, hepatitis, dysentary, hemorrhoids, etc.
  • Certain psychological conditions with damp-heat background - schizophrenia, anxiety, as well as obstructive conditions such as sleep apnea.
  • Due to the "clear heat in the blood" aspect, possible usages for digestive bleeding, vascular headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, epistaxis, dental abscesses, mouth sores, etc.
  • Has a broad anti-inflammatory effect, accordingly with the right underlying patterns may be used for atherosclerosis, upper respiratory infections and issues such as diabetic nephropathy.

San Huang Xie Xin Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Generally not meant for long-term use.  Once desired results are achieved the formula should be stopped.
  • Not for use during pregnancy or during nursing.

Our shop contains san huang xie xin wan from the following manufacturer:

  • San Huang Xie Xin Tang - 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. San Huang Xie Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) - Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, …
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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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. San Huang Xie Xin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence large intestine damp heat, liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or spleen and stomach damp heat.

    San Huang Xie Xin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, atherosclerosis, bronchitis, constipation, delirium, dental issues, epigastric pain, fever, gastritis, hemorrhoids, mouth sores (ulcers), nosebleed (epistaxis), schizophrenia, sleep disorders (sleep apnea) and/or ulcers

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding san huang xie xin wan.

    • Related to huang lian jie du tang however that formula is primarily for draining heat from the triple warmer whereas this formula is much more broad, particularly with heat excess patterns.

    As noted above, san huang xie xin 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:

  • Gan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills) - Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early sta…
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  • Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill) - Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-…
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  • Ma Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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  • Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin) - Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of t…
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  • Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life) - Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins -…
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  • Xie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula) - Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settl…
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  • Yi Zi Wan (Decoction B) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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