Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills

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Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "zhi bai di huang wan" , 知柏地黄丸, which in english is "eight flavor rehmannia teapills", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the yin" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Zhi Bo Ba Wei Man, Zhi Bo Di HUang Wan, Zi Bo Di Huang Wan, Zhi Bai Ba Wei Wan, Anemarrhena, Phellodendron And Rehmannia Pills, Eight Ingredient Pill With Anemarrhena And Phellodendron.

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

  • Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever.
  • Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency.
  • Dryness of the skin, mucus membranes, hard stools, dark or scanty urine.

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with patients presenting with damp signs or spleen qi deficiency.

Our shop contains zhi bai di huang wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - HBW
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  • Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan - 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. Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Shan Yao (Chinese Yam) - Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spont…
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  • Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit) - Stabilize the kidneys, retain the essence - leaking of flui…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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  • Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) - Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirs…
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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. Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency and/or liver yin deficiency.

    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: hypertension (high blood pressure), night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis), steaming bone disorder and/or tinnitus

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding zhi bai di huang wan.

    • While very similar in function to liu wei di huang wan, this formula has a stronger action to clear deficient fire and therefore is a better choice for steaming bone syndrome.

    As noted above, zhi bai di huang wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the yin", which contains the following formulas:

  • Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill) - Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar f…
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  • Er Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills) - Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful f…
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  • Geng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause) - Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, moo…
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  • Jiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill) - Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on d…
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  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia) - Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidn…
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  • Ming Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes) - Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes …
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  • Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills) - Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night s…
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  • Sheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills) - Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chro…
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  • Xiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills) - Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind …
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  • Yi Guan Jian Wan (Linking Decoction) - GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver…
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  • Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills) - Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin defici…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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