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Wen Dan Tang #2228M

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Pin Ying Name: Wen Dan Tang

English Name: Warm The Gallbladder Decoction

Chinese Name: 溫膽湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Caulis Bambusae In Taeniam Zhu Ru 2-15g

Clears Heat and Phlegm from the Gallbladder and Stomach, cools Blood and descends rebellious Qi.

With Zhi Ban Xia and Zhi Shi, for insomnia, palpitations and irritability due to Phlegm Heat leading to disharmony between the Gallbladder and Stomach with a stifling sensation in the chest and restlessness With Zhi Shi, for Phlegm-Heat obstructing the flow of Qi with focal distention in the chest and epigastrium, hiccup, dry retching, nausea and acid regurgitation and palpitations, irritability, insomnia and emotional problems due to Gallbladder constraint with Phlegm Disturbing the Heart. With Zhi Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Zhi Shi and Fu Ling, for Gallbladder Fire with Phlegm.

Fr. Aurantii Immaturus Zhi Shi 1.5-15g

Reduces accumulation, descends Qi, transforms Phlegm and reduces distention.

With Chen Pi, strengthens the Middle Jiao.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 6-12g

Transforms Phlegm, descends rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.

With Chen Pi, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Disharmony with epigastric and abdominal distention or pain. With Fu Ling, expels Phlegm and stops nausea and vomiting, hiccups, coughs with clear, profuse Phlegm and loose and watery stools, treats Phlegm, thin mucus and turbid Dampness and prevents turbid Phlegm and Dampness from disturbing the Heart with dizziness, palpitations and insomnia.

Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 2.5-9g

Regulates Qi, tonifies the Spleen, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.

With Zhi Ban Xia, for excessive white, viscous sputum due to Phlegm-Damp Obstruction. With Sheng Jiang, for manifestations of Stomach Qi Disharmony and Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle with nausea and hiccup. With Zhi Ban Xia, Zhu Ru and Sheng Jiang, for nausea and vomiting due to rebellious Stomach Qi.

Poria Fu Ling 4.5-12g

Resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.

With Zhi Gan Cao, strengthens the Spleen, drains Dampness, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and calms the Shen. With Chen Pi, for nausea and vomiting due to congested Fluids. With Zhi Ban Xia and Chen Pi, for nausea, vomiting, chest fullness and distention, and anorexia due to congested fluids. With Zhi Ban Xia, Chen Pi and Sheng Jiang, for congested fluids in the Stomach causing nausea and vomiting.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1-3g

Resolves Phlegm, clears Heat, tonifies the Spleen and harmonizes and moderates the harsh properties of the other herbs.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao 1-3g

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, protects the Stomach and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Sheng Jiang, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-6g

Regulates the relationship between the Gallbladder and the Stomach and assists in stopping vomiting.

With Da Zao, protects the Stomach Qi. With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting due to Cold, Thin Mucus. With Zhu Ru, for vomiting due to Heat in patients with Stomach Qi Deficiency. With Chen Pi, for Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle with nausea and hiccup.

Formula Actions
  • Regulates Qi
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Clears the Gallbladder
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Dries Dampness
  • Dispels Heat
Syndromes
  • Phlegm-Fire Disturbs the Heart
  • Gallbladder Deficiency Heat
  • Disharmony Between the Gallbladder and Stomach with Phlegm Heat
  • Qi Stage Gallbladder Damp-Heat
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Timidity
  • Indecisiveness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid
Treats
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Neurosis
  • Early stages of schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Hypertension
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Morning sickness
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Depression
  • Stroke
  • Male menopause
  • Epilepsy
  • Nephropathy
  • Diabetic foot
  • Organophosphorus poisoning
  • Vegetative nervous dysfunction with palpitations
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Anxiety
  • Glaucoma
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Dysentery
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Polyuria
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Reactive psychosis
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Migraine
  • Schizophrenia
  • Impotence
  • Otitis externa
  • Acid reflux
  • Anorexia
  • Post-stroke paralysis
  • Otorrhea
  • Labyrinths
  • Gastroptosis
  • Hysteria
  • Side effects of chemotherapy
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Acute or chronic tracheitis
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Timidity
  • Angina
  • Premature atrial contractions
  • Cholecystitis
  • Severe insomnia
  • Autonomic dystonia
  • Alopecia
  • Tinnitus
  • Deafness
  • Melancholia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Hyperthyroidism with insomnia
  • Vestibular neuritis with dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Gastralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Oliguria
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Fever
  • Neurasthenia
  • Insanity
  • Involutional psychosis
  • Senile dementia
  • Neurosis
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Deafness
  • Otitis media
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Indigestion
Contraindications