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yin chen wu ling san  茵陳五苓散   (in English and Chinese 中英文)

By: Joe Hing Kwok Chu     按此看中文

Name of formula: yin chen wu ling san (Shang Han Lun)

Applications: edema due to  inflammation of the kidneys; asthma; edema during pregnancy; ascites due to cirrhosis of liver; water retention in face and limbs, difficulty in urination; white and oily looking tongue, floating pulse.


 yin chen hao 12 g gui zhi 12 g, zhu ling  15 g, fu ling 15 g, bai zhu 15 g, ze xie 15 g.

Boil with 3 bowls of water. Reduce to 80% of a bowl. Drink one hour before meals, while it is warm.

1 .acute hepatitis:add hu zhang、黃水茄、梔 子

2 .chronic hepatitis:combine with xiao chai hu tang

3 .thirsty and anxious:add  蒼 朮  、梔子

4 .difficulty in urination:add 木 通車前草生 地黃

5 .pain in abdomena and in rib cage area:add  zhi ke、川楝子、鬱金。

6 .constipation:add zhi shida huang

Note: This formula comes from one of the ten famous herbal formulas, wu ling san with added yin chen hao.

茵陳五苓散 (傷寒論﹐ 金櫃要略)


主治﹕心臟﹐脾臟﹐腎臟性之水腫﹔腎炎﹔氣喘﹔妊娠水腫﹔肝硬化腹水﹔臉面虛浮﹐四肢脹 滿﹐小便不利﹔氣喘腹脹。 舌苔白膩,脈浮者。


茵陳蒿 三錢,桂 枝 三 錢﹐ 豬苓 四 錢﹐ 茯苓 四 錢﹐白 朮 四 錢﹐ 澤瀉 四 錢。

水 三 碗。 煎 八 分。 飯前一小時溫服


一錢等於  3.75 克 (舊制)




1 .急性肝炎:加虎 杖、黃水茄、梔 子

2 .慢性肝炎:配合 小柴胡湯

3 .口渴煩躁:加 蒼 朮  、梔子

4 .小便不通:加 木 通車前草生 地黃

5 .脅痛、腹痛:加 枳殼川楝子鬱金

6 .大便秘結:加 枳 實大黃




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