Yin Chen Wu Ling San
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Yin Chen Wu Ling San #2143

Pin Ying Name: Yin Chen Hao Tang

English Name: Artemisia Decoction

Chinese Name: 茵陳蒿湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae Yin Chen Hao 4-30g

Clears Damp-Heat from Liver and Gallbladder and treats all types of jaundice, especially Damp-Heat jaundice.

With Zhi Zi strongly relieves Damp-Heat jaundice. With Yin Chen Hao and Zhi Zi, for Damp-Heat jaundice with abdominal distention, fever, constipation, and urinary dysfunction and gallstones

Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 3-15g

Clears Heat from the three Jiaos through the urine, drains Damp-Heat and activates the Blood.

With Da Huang and Yin Chen Hao, for jaundice due to Damp-Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder.

Rx. et Rz. Rhei Da Huang 1-10g

Purges Heat, benefits the Gallbladder, activates blood flow through the Liver, strengthens other herbs actions and assists Yin Chen Hao.

With Yin Chen Hao, for early-Stage Damp-Heat jaundice when Heat is stronger than Dampness.

Rx. Gentianae Qin Jiao 6-10g

Substitutes for Da Huang when there is no constipation.

Sm. Benincasae Dong Gua Ren 6-10g

Substitutes for Da Huang when there is no constipation.

Formula Actions
  • Clears Heat
  • Resolves Dampness
  • Reduces jaundice
  • Damp-Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder (Yang Jaundice)
Clinical Manifestations
  • Whole body jaundice (tangerine color)
  • Slight abdominal distention
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Thirst (only wants to sip)
  • Perspiration on the head
  • Scanty, dark urination
  • Upper abdominal distention
  • Maybe grayish pale stools
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Yellow sclera
  • Edema
  • Chest discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Maybe mania
  • T: Pink
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Deep and Shi or Rolling and rapid
  • Acute infectious hepatitis
  • Chronic active hepatitis
  • Hepatic necrosis
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid fever
  • Acute leukemia
  • Leptospirosis
  • Urticaria
  • Acne
  • Oliguria
  • Jaundice
  • Biliary atresia
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Wei Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes simplex
  • Liver cancer
  • Pruritis
  • Eye pain
  • Beriberi
  • Nephritis
  • Stomatitis
  • Gingivitis
  • Ophthalmic disorders
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Indigestion
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Eczema
  • Hematuria
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Vomiting
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Anorexia
  • Edema
  • Herpes zoster
  • Perspiration
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin jaundice.
  • Use Da Huang with extreme caution during pregnancy.