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:

  • Yin Chen Hao Tang - Sun Ten
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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. Yin Chen Hao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Yin Chen Hao (Yin Chen Hao Shoots and Leaves) - Main herb for Jaundice. Clears damp heat from the liver an…
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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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. 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:

  • Ba Wei Dai Xia Fang (Eight Herb Powder for Vaginal Discharge) - Clearing damp heat in the lower warmer, particularly with u…
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  • Ba Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification) - Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - …
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  • Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan (Aquilaria Qi Transforming Pills) - For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the…
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  • Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan (Contribute To Youthfulness Pills) - For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening me…
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  • Li Dan Wan (Benefit The Gallbladder Pills) - A range of gallbladder, liver and related digestive/obstruc…
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  • Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan (Saussurea Qi Promoting Pills) - Bloating, lower abdominal pain, sluggish bowels. Acid refl…
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  • San Jin Wan (Triple Gold Pills) - Painful/burning or diffulty urination possibly with increas…
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  • Si Miao Wan (Four Marvels Powder) - Damp-Heat Bi-Syndromes in Chinese Medicine terms - arthriti…
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  • Wu Lin San Wan (Gardenia & Hoelen Formula) - Painful urination with cloudy or dark urine due to heat. P…
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  • Xiang Lian Wan (Aucklandia and Coptis Pills) - Diarrhea expecially with bright blood or mucus and foul sme…
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  • Yu Dai Wan (Cure Discharge Leucorrhea Pill) - Abnormal vaginal discharge - yellow or green colour, cottag…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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