Xiang Lian Wan - Aucklandia and Coptis Pills

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Xiang Lian Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xiang lian wan" , 香连丸, which in english is "aucklandia and coptis pills", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Jiang Wei Xiang Lian Wan, Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan, Cyperus and Zedoaria Pill, Saussurea and Coptis Pills.

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

  • Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul smelling resuling from damp heat.
  • Nausea, abdominal cramps or bloating, with possible loss of appetite from damp accumulation.
  • Vomitting, hiccups, excessive belching, acid reflux due to rebellious stomach qi and heat.
  • The modifications in Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan add more movement and stronger heat clearing from the base.

Xiang Lian Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution during pregnancy.

Our shop contains xiang lian wan from the following manufacturer:

View Jia Wei Xiang Lian Wan - HBW

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. Xiang Lian Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

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…

ViewMu Xiang (Costus Root)

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank …

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. Xiang Lian Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence stomach dampness, stomach fire and/or stomach rebellious qi.

Xiang Lian Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acid reflux disease (gerd), diarrhea, food poisoning and/or heartburn

As noted above, xiang lian wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear damp-heat", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBa Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge)

Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with underlying blood deficiency - vaginal disharge, vaginal itching, vaginal inflammation along with constipation, possibly anemia, low back pain…

ViewBa Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification)

Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis. Prostatitis when from damp heat.

ViewChen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills)

For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the lower.  The spleen system is effectively the western version of the digestive system.  The spleen is responsible for extracting the energy …

ViewJiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills)

For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening metabolism, transforming dampness, tonifying spleen qi, and mildly moving blood stasis in Chinese Medicine terms.

ViewLi Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills)

A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstructive issues - clears damp heat from the liver and gall bladder in TCM terms.  Symptoms may include gallstones and/or a range of digestive is…

ViewMu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills)

Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid reflux/heartburn, nausea with possible vomitting after meals.

ViewSan Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills)

Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increased urgency due to damp heat accumulation. Dark or scanty urine. Urinary stones. Urinary tract infection.

ViewSi Miao Wan (Four Marvels Powder)

Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthritis with hot swollen joints. With the right underlying diagnosis both osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis would respond. Gout. Weakness…

ViewWu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula)

Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. Possibly blood in the urine -bright red blood not occult.

ViewYin Chen Hao Wan (Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction)

Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat.  Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more. Western conditions could be cirrhos…

ViewYu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill)

Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottage-cheese like texture and foul smelling. Painful urination, burning, increased urgency/frequency.  Yeast infection.

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

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