Wu Ling San
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Wu Ling San #2043

Pin Ying Name: Wu Ling San

English Name: Five Ingredient With Poria Decoction

Chinese Name: 五苓散

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie 4-15g

Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.

Poria Fu Ling 2.3-15g

Leeches out Dampness due to deficiency, promotes urination, strengthens the Spleen, and assists the Yang.

With Zhu Ling, promotes urination. With Bai Zhu, strengthens the Spleen and promotes urination. With Gui Zhi warms and transforms fluids, unblocks Yang and promotes urination. With Ze Xie, Gui Zhi and Bai Zhu for Dampness Obstruction causing Lin Syndrome, edema, heaviness of the body, and irritability.

Scl. Polypori Zhu Ling 2.3-15g

Promotes urination, leaches out Dampness and dispels Heat.

With Ze Xie, drains Damp, unblocks and drains urinary pathways and drains Heat from the Bladder.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 2.3-10g

Strengthens the Spleen, aids transformation and transportation of fluids and resolves Dampness

With Fu Ling and Gui Zhi, for Spleen Deficiency with chest distention and edema.

Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 1.5-10g

Warms the Ming Men assisting the Bladder in transforming and discharging urine, aids the Spleen to raise up Damp and releases exterior pathogens.

With Bai Zhu, for Heart and Spleen Yang Deficiency with palpitations, edema and shortness of breath.

Formula Actions
  • Promotes urination
  • Drains Dampness
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Disperses water accumulation
  • Warms the Yang
  • Promotes the transforming functions of Qi
Syndromes
  • Tai Yang Biao Fu
  • Spleen Deficiency Edema
  • Lower Jiao Retention of Water (Yi Yin or Zhi Yin)
  • Tan Yin
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Fever (maybe chills)
  • Strong thirst with a desire to drink.
  • Vomits immediately after drinking
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Edema
  • General sensation of heaviness
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea
  • Throbbing sensations below umbilicus
  • Vomits frothy saliva
  • Vertigo
  • Loose stools
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Urinary retention
  • Lower abdominal fullness
  • Extreme thirst
  • Palpitations
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Lower abdominal palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • T: Normal
  • C: Slippery, white
  • P: Floating and rapid
Treats
  • Acute or chronic nephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Ascites from liver cirrhosis
  • Meniere's disease
  • Infectious hepatitis
  • Gastroptosis
  • Gastrectasis
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Acute enteritis with diarrhea
  • Genitourinary infections
  • Neurogenic bladder syndrome
  • Scrotal hydrocele
  • Cardiac edema
  • Varicella
  • Cholera
  • Blisters
  • Urolithiasis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Infantile indigestion
  • Pericardial and pleural effusions
  • Central serous retinopathy
  • Catarrhal conjunctivitis
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Flat warts
  • Eczema
  • Vomiting and diarrhea due to a common cold
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Headache
  • Common cold
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Fever
  • Lupus erythematosis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Anorexia
  • Edema
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Hernia
  • Dyspnea
  • Hypertension during pregnancy
  • Dacrystitis
  • Migraine
  • Uremia
  • Toxemia during pregnancy
  • Indigestion
  • Seasickness
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vital conjunctivitis
  • Nyctalopia
  • Otitis media
  • Nephropyelitis
  • Cyclic vomiting
  • Pseudocholera
  • Cold-type urticaria
  • Scrotal edema
  • Gestational hypertension
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Early-stage renal insufficiency
  • Cystitis
  • Headache from increased cranial pressure
  • Motion sickness
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Glaucoma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Diffuse polyps of the vocal cords
  • Urticaria
  • Alopecia
  • Herpes zoster
  • Gastric relaxation
  • Hypersalivation
  • Recurrent headache
  • Hydrocele
  • Prostatitis
  • Influenza
  • Cough
  • Vertigo
  • Oliguria
  • Emphysema
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia
  • Hypertension
  • Intestinal tuberculosis
  • Gastritis
  • Impotence
  • Palpitations
  • Edema during pregnancy
Contraindications
  • With Spleen Qi and Kidney Deficiency limit dosage, may combine with tonics.
  • For urinary difficulty with Yin Deficiency, protect Yin.
  • Overdose symptoms include - dizziness, vertigo, a bland taste and anorexia.
  • Avoid long term administration.
  • Contraindicated for those with depleted body fluids from profuse perspiration.
  • Contraindicated for those with excessive vomiting.
  • Contraindicated for those with excessive diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat Accumulation.