Yin Qiao Wan - Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula

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Yin Qiao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yin qiao wan" , 银翘解丸, which in english is "honeysuckle and forsythia formula", is categorized within the "release the exterior" functional grouping and within the "release exterior wind heat" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan.

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

  • Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat.
  • Acute respitory infections, acute fever, tonsillitis, canker sores.

Our shop contains yin qiao wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan - HBW
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  • Yin Qiao San - 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 Qiao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) - Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - f…
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  • Dan Dou Chi (Prepared Soybean) - Releases both exterior hot or cold (depending on how it is …
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  • Dan Zhu Ye (Lophatherum Stem and Leaves) - Clears heat - heat patterns with irritability and thirst, m…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Jie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome) - Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (w…
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  • Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Stem) - Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either w…
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  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera) - Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in …
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  • Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit) - Clear heat and toxins, dissipates nodules - carbuncles and …
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  • Niu Bang Zi (Great Burdock Fruit, Arctium) - Expels wind-heat (acrid), benefits throat - fever, cough, s…
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  • Xian Lu Gen (Fresh Reed Rhizome) - This is Lu Gen in its fresh form.  See the Lu Gen …
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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 Qiao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung wind invasion - wind heat.

    Yin Qiao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold and/or flu

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding yin qiao wan.

    • Do not use if cold signs are predominant -chills, thin clear mucus, aversion to wind and cold, etc.
    • With stronger cold signs arising from wind-cold/damp Jing Fang Bai Du Wan is likely more suitable.

    As noted above, yin qiao wan is within the release the exterior functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "release exterior wind heat", which contains the following formulas:

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

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