Xiao Qing Long Wan - Minor Blue Dragon Pills

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Xiao Qing Long Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xiao qing long wan" , 小青龙丸, which in english is "minor blue dragon pills", is categorized within the "release the exterior" functional grouping and within the "release exterior-interior excess" sub-category.

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

  • Cold/flu like symptoms such as aversion to cold, cough, clear watery phlegm -from exterior wind cold invasion.
  • Wheezing, heavy sensation, edema due to interior water accumulation.

Xiao Qing Long Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Not meant for long term use.

Our shop contains xiao qing long wan from the following manufacturer:

($5.99) Add To Cart View Xiao Qing Long Wan - HBW (BBD 9/30/22)

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. Xiao Qing Long Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewGan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root)

Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach both in conditions of excess due to externally contacted cold, as well as cold from deficiency due to yang qi deficiency. Rescues devastat…

ViewGui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig)

Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea Un…

ViewWu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed)

Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…

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. Xiao Qing Long Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold.

Xiao Qing Long Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: asthma, common cold, cough and/or fever

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding xiao qing long wan.

  • This formula is specifically for exterior wind-cold with interior water accumulation.  

As noted above, xiao qing long wan is within the release the exterior functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release exterior-interior excess", which contains the following formulas:

ViewFang Feng Tong Sheng Wan (Ledebouriella Pills to Sagely Unblock)

High fever with aversion to cold. Thick phlegm that may be both in sinus and chest. Vertigo or dizziness that is caused by excess heat. Rashes, carbuncles, and other types of skin disorders that…

All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.

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