QING WEI SAN 清胃散 - Clear the Stomach Powder
also as known as Coptis and Rehmannia Powder
Source of QING WEI SAN
Source: Secrets from the Orchid Chamber (LANG SHI MI CANG) 1336 AD.
This formula is used for heat accumulating in the stomach. This accumulation of heat impairs the flow of QI and leads to inflammations in the oral cavity. The condition is often associated with over consumption of spicy or rich foods, or ironically, cold foods which are said to constrain the YANG QI and transform into 'Fire'
Uses for QING WEI SAN
- Clears Stomach Fire
- Cools the Blood,
- Protects the Yin
- Tonifies Yin and Blood
- Cools Blood Heat.
Used for Stomach fire causing toothache, facial swelling, bleeding gums, swollen gums, nosebleed and ulcerations on the tongue, gums, or oral cavity. Other symptoms could include headache, flushed cheeks, swelling and pain of the lips, fever, halitosis and constipation
QING WEI SAN Ingredients
|English Name||Botanical Name||PinYin Name||%|
|golden thread||Rz. Coptidis||Huang Lian||10
|black cohosh||Rz. Cimicifugae||Sheng Ma||10|
|tree peony root bark||Cx. Moutan||Mu Dan Pi||10|
|raw foxglove root||Rx. Rehmanniae||Sheng Di Huang||40|
|Chinese angelica root||Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui||30|
QING WEI SAN Dosage and Instructions
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Teapills: 8, 3 times a day best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet (50 grams) of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, (HUANG LIAN IN THIS FORMULA) must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
QING WEI SAN Safety
Note that this is a strong formula not usually used long term.
Use with caution during pregnancy. Not for toothaches due to Kidney deficiency or attack of pathogenic cold.
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.
* 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. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.