Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan - Cinnamon and Poria Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

Chinese Name: Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
English Name: Cinnamon and Poria Teapills

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Individual Chinese Herbs In This Formula:


  • Fu Ling
  • Herb Functions
    • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
    • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
    • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

  • Gui Zhi
  • Herb Functions
    • Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels
    • Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold
    • Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea
    • Unblocks yang qi in the chest - shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
    • Resolve edema and accumulation of cold phlegm

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid in wind-heat and/or empty heat conditions
    • Avoid in heat in the blood, particularly w/vomiting

  • Mu Dan Pi
  • Herb Functions
    • Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood.
    • Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder after a warm-febrile disease particularly those without sweating.
    • Clears Liver Blood Stasis. Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, bruises.
    • Clears Rising Liver Fire. Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea.
    • Drains Pus, Reduces Swelling. Used topically for non-draining sores. Used internally for intestinal abscess.

  • Contraindications
    Avoid in Pregnancy, Excess Menses due to Blood moving action.
  • Tao Ren
  • Herb Functions
    • Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess.
    • Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to dry intestines.

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid During Pregnancy