Yin Chen Hao Wan - Artemisiae Scopariae Decoction

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Yin Chen Hao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yin chen hao wan" , 茵陈蒿丸, which in english is "artemisiae scopariae decoction", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.

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

  • 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 cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, alcohol toxicity and more.
  • May involve other psychiatric conditions as well such as manic depression, anger outbursts, etc.

Yin Chen Hao Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in pregnancy.
  • Avoid with yin jaundice (jaundice with absense of heat signs, feeling cold, no redness in tongue).

Our shop contains yin chen hao wan from the following manufacturer:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Yin Chen Hao Tang - 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. Yin Chen Hao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

ViewYin Chen Hao (Yin Chen Hao Shoots and Leaves)

Main herb for Jaundice. Clears damp heat from the liver and gallbladder - relieves jaundice (either damp heat or cold). Clears heat, shao yang syndrome (intermittent fever and chills, bitter taste,…

ViewZhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

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. Yin Chen Hao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver and gallbladder damp heat.

Yin Chen Hao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: chronic cholecystitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis (b or c), jaundice and/or liver disease

As noted above, yin chen hao 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.

ViewXiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills)

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, hic…

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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