Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan - Glehnia and Ophiopogonis Decoction

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Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "sha shen mai dong wan" , 沙参麦冬玩, which in english is "glehnia and ophiopogonis decoction", is categorized within the "treat dryness" functional grouping and within the "gently disperse and moisten dryness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang, Adenophora and Ophiopogon Combination.

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

  • Important formula for stomach yin deficiency - benefits the stomach and the lungs - a range of digestive issues (gastritis, epigastric pain), possibly with dry throat, thirst and/or cough.
  • Diabetes - particularly with signs of dryness.
  • A range of lung related issues - lung cancer, pneumonia, cough/wheezing.

Our shop contains sha shen mai dong wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang - Sun Ten
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  • Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan - HBW
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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. Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Bian Dou (Hyacinth Bean) - Clears summerheat - especially with pronounced diarrhea or …
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf) - Expels wind, clears lung heat - wind-heat with fever, heada…
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  • Sha Shen (Glehnia Root) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry, non-productive cough…
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  • Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) - Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens l…
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  • Yu Zhu (Solomon's Seal Rhizome, Polygonatum) - Nourish yin, moisten dryness - lung and stomach dry heat or…
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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. Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung dryness, lung yin deficiency and/or stomach yin deficiency.

    Sha Shen Mai Dong Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acid reflux disease (gerd), asthma, cough, diabetes type ii, epigastric pain, lung cancer, pneumonia, sore throat and/or wheezing (dyspnea)

    As noted above, sha shen mai dong wan is within the treat dryness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "gently disperse and moisten dryness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan (Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin) - Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "treat dryness" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...dryness in chinese medicine terms may be internal, generally arising from heat, or external arising from the season or environmental condit…)".

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