Wu Ling San Wan - Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria

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Wu Ling San Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "wu ling san wan" , 五苓散, which in english is "five-ingredient powder with poria", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "promote urination and leach out dampness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Shui Tuo Wu Ling Wan, Five Ling Powder Pills, Wu Ling San Teapills, Wu Ling San, Hoelen Five Herb Formula, Powder Of Five Drugs Containing Poria.

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

  • Generally used, often in conjunction with other formulas, as a mild-diuretic and mild spleen strengthening formula - for edema from spleen qi deficiency primarily.

Our shop contains wu ling san wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Shui Tuo Wu Ling 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. Wu Ling San Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) - Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels U…
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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  • Zhu Ling (Polyporus Sclerotium) - Promotes urination, drains dampness - edema, scanty urinati…
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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. Wu Ling San Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen qi deficiency.

    Wu Ling San Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: edema and/or urinary disorders (lin disease)

    As noted above, wu ling san wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote urination and leach out dampness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Wan (Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear) - Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arise…
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  • Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan (Stephania and Astragalus Teapills) - Wind damp / wind edema (feng shui, literally "wind water") …
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  • Li Niao Pai Shi Wan (Water Stone Removal Pill) -  Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stone…
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  • Ping Wei Wan (Calm the Stomach Powder) - Damp cold stagnation in the middle jiao - poor appetite, in…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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