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:

  • Xiao Qing Long Wan - HBW (BBD 9/30/22)
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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. Xiao Qing Long Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root) - Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach…
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  • Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) - Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels U…
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  • Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed) - Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chroni…
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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. 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:

  • Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan (Ledebouriella Pills to Sagely Unblock) - High fever with aversion to cold. Thick phlegm that may …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "release the exterior" are listed below.

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