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:

($21.00) Add To Cart View San Huang Xie Xin Tang - 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. San Huang Xie Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

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-…

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:

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 …

ViewPu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin)

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.  …

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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