Xin Yi Wan - Magnolia Flower Powder

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Xin Yi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xin yi wan" , 辛夷散丸, which in english is "magnolia flower powder", is categorized within the "release the exterior" functional grouping and within the "release exterior disorders with head and neck symptoms" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Xin Yi San, Hsin I San, Magnolia Flower Formula.

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

  • Colds and/or allergies with cold signs (white mucus and/or no fever, etc.).
  • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
  • Headaches from sinus congestion.

Xin Yi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in patients with heat signs.

Our shop contains xin yi wan from the following manufacturer:

($24.00) Add To Cart View Xin Yi San - Sun Ten

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. Xin Yi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…

ViewCang Er Zi (Cocklebur Fruit, Xanthium)

Expels wind and damp - bi syndromes, skin disorders with itching. Nasal passage obstruction - thick nasal discharge, sinus headache; often combined with Xin Yi Hua and Bai Zhi.

ViewChe Qian Zi (Plantago Seeds)

Promotes urination, clears heat - edema, lin syndromes due to damp-heat, generally in the lower warmer. Solidifies the stool - diarrhea with damp-heat or damp-summerheat. Clears the eyes - liver an…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

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)…

ViewGao Ben (Chinese Lovage Root, Ligusticum Root)

Expels wind-cold, vertex headaches (teeth/jaw pain) Dispels wind and dampness - useful for wind-cold-damp bi-syndromes and/or acute lower back pain from wind cold Resolve dampness effecting stomach/…

ViewQiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels

ViewSheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome)

Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel). Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or supe…

ViewXin Yi Hua (Magnolia Flower)

Expels wind-cold Sinus Headaches Unblocks nasal passages

ViewYan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome)

Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis and trauma, dysmenorrhea. Promotes movement of Qi and alleviates pain - chest pain, abdominal pain, menstrual pain, hernial disorders, epiga…

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. Xin Yi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind cold.

Xin Yi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, headache, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinus infection and/or sinusitis

As noted above, xin yi wan is within the release the exterior functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release exterior disorders with head and neck symptoms", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGe Gen Wan (Kudzu Decoction)

Wind-cold invasion with upper neck and back pain - cold or flu, mild fever, no sweating, stiffness.

ViewQing Bi Wan (Clear The Nose Decoction)

Sinus issues arising from damp-heat pattern in Chinese Medicine - yellow and sticky discharge, sinusitis, rhinitis acute or chronic. Sinus headache, decreased olfactory sense.  

ViewXin Yi Qing Fei Wan (Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs)

Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.). Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell. Nasal polyps with the right underly…

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

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