Wu Zhu Yu Tang
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Wu Zhu Yu Tang #2120

Pin Ying Name: Wu Zhu Yu Tang

English Name: Evodia Decoction

Chinese Name: 吳茱萸湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu 4-12g

Warms the Middle Jiao, disperses Cold, spreads the Liver, promotes the movement of Qi, stops diarrhea, expels Damp-Cold alleviates pain, descends rebellious Qi and stops vomiting.

With Sheng Jiang, for vertex migraine headaches. With Ren Shen and Sheng Jiang, for epigastric pain, vomiting, and headache associated with Jue Yin and Shao Yin Stage disorders.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 6-21g

Warms the Stomach, directs rebellious Qi downward and stops vomiting.

With Da Zao, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen and protects the Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal. tract by other herbs.

Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-12g

Strengthens the Spleen, generates fluids and calms the Spirit.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao 3-12g

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, nourishes the Blood, calms the Spirit and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Warms and tonifies the Spleen, Stomach, Liver and Kidneys
  • Descends Rebellious Qi
  • Stops vomiting
Syndromes
  • Stomach Deficiency Cold
  • Deficiency Cold of Stomach and Liver
  • Cold Attacking the Middle Jiao
  • Shao Yin Cold
  • Jue Yin Cold in the Liver
Clinical Manifestations
  • Vomiting immediately after eating
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Belching
  • May be epigastric pain
  • Dry heaves or spitting of clear fluids with vertex headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea with cold hands and feet
  • Restlessness
  • Severe fidgeting
  • Irritability
  • So agitated, the patient wants to die
  • Habitual headache
  • Subcardiac distention
  • A feeling of fullness and distention in the chest and diaphragm
  • T: Pale
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Slow and weak or Sinking or slow and thin or Slow and wiry
Treats
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Acute gastritis
  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Morning sickness
  • Neurogenic headache
  • Migraine headache
  • Recalcitrant perimenopausal vomiting
  • Eye fatigue
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Recalcitrant hordeolum
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Renal failure
  • Kehsan's syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Food poisoning
  • Withdrawal from drug addiction
  • Obstruction of the nasolacrymal canal with Lacrimation of cold tears
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Acute congestive glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Eclampsia
  • Pyloric spasm
  • Headaches due to increased intracranial pressure
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Bacillary dysentery
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Infertility
  • Urticaria
  • Gastroptosis
  • Hiccup
  • Acid reflux
  • Vertigo with vomiting
  • Parietal headache
  • Gastralgia
  • Influenza
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Stomach cancer
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema
  • Chronic enteritis
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Indigestion
Contraindications
  • For very severe vomiting, take the formula cool.
  • Contraindicated for those with vomiting or acid reflux due to Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with headache due to Liver Yang Rising.