SI MIAO WAN 四妙丸 - Four Marvels Formula

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History of SI MIAO WAN

Four Marvels first appeared in True Lineage of Medicine by Yu Tian-Min (1515 AD). It is an extension of the Two Marvel formula, which consists only of HUANG BAI and CANG ZHU.

SI MIAO WAN Uses and Indications

  • Clears Heat 
  • Dries Dampness
  • Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei syndrome)

SI MIAO WAN Ingredients

Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai 25%
Drains Damp-Heat.
Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu 25%
Dries Dampness
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi 25%
Vitalizes and Breaks the Blood
Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren 25%
Promotes urination

    SI MIAO WAN Safety & Side Effects

    Overuse can result in constipation.  

    Modify for Kidney Deficiency or Lung Heat

    Though Si Miao Wan is considered mild and safe, pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.

    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.

    SI MIAO WAN Dosage and Administration

    Tablets: 4-6 tablets taken 2-3 times a day, or as prescribed.

    Granules: The dose is 4-12 grams per day.  Take 2- 4 grams, 2-3 times a day or 6 grams twice a day.  Dissolve the powder in any amount of liquid, and drink. Take it first thing in the morning and later at night before bedtime.  It often works best when taken on an empty stomach. Or, if you don’t like the taste, you can put the powder into gel-caps.

    Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 1-2-quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. 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.

    Drinking Boiled Decoctions

    The potent aromas and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines.  However the odors and taste can be challenging for many people.  To minimize this challenge, it is suggested that you ventilate the kitchen when boiling the herbs, and that you hold your nose, (or don't breathe through your nose) while drinking the medicine.  Chewing something sweet immediately after drinking the herbs will prevent any aftertaste.

    * What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI, YAO, and GAO?

    • 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)
    • SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
    • YAO = Medicine
    • GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)


    **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.  




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