GUI ZHI FU LING WAN 桂枝茯苓丸 - Cinnamon Twig and Poria
Origin of Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
Essentials From the Golden Cabinet (JIN GUI YAO LUE)
Uses of Gui Zi Fu Ling Wan
Used for patterns of Blood Stasis caused by cold. Indications may be delayed menses, blood clots in menstrual discharge, and lower abdominal pain that feels better when warmth is applied. Immobile masses in the lower abdomen such as uterine cysts and fibroids caused by Blood Stasis and cold are addressed with versions of this formula modified with 'blood breaking' herbs.
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan Ingredients
Mu Dan Pi
|Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Cortex Moutan Radicis
Semen Pruni Persicae
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Safety of Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
Do Not Use this formula during pregnancy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
Dosage of Gui Zhi Fu Ling Formula
Granules: 2-4 grams, 2-3 times a day
Tablets: 6 tablets, 2-3 times a day
Whole Herbs: Combine 1 package of herbs with 1-2 liters of water. Medium boil for 45 minutes, until liquid is reduced to 2- cups. Drink 1 cup in the AM and 1 cup in the PM.
Tips on Taking Chinese Herbal Decoctions
"If bad taste means strong medicine, you're cured. " Some people enjoy drinking herbal blends, but for many of us, effective doses of medicinal herbs taste bad. To make matters worse, cooking herbs can befoul your kitchen (if not your whole house). However using a little common sense can make this a lot easier.
First, while cooking herbs, ventilate the kitchen. This stops the odor from deterring you (and your family). If you find the taste of your medicine disagreeable, hold your nose when you drink your herbs. This eliminates almost all the taste. Drink your herbs lukewarm or at room temperature. Hot liquids must be sipped slowly. If you hate the taste, you'll want to drink it down quickly. Cold liquids have less taste but may be hard to digest.After drinking your medicine, chew a few raisins or place a drop of lemon juice on your tongue to eliminate any aftertaste.
Herbs can be absorbed up to 30% better when taken on an empty stomach. Allow at least a half hour after taking herbs before eating or taking additional medicines. There are some exceptions. If your medicine proves difficult to digest, try taking it with food or after eating. Some doctors believe that formulas designed for the upper body should be taken after eating. Some medicines are best taken with other liquids such as wine (injuries or vascular problems), broth (to aid digestion of the herbs), or salt water (messenger to the Kidneys).
* What’s the Difference Between, GUI ZHI FU LING PIAN, WAN, TANG, or SAN?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.