Huanglian Shangqing Wan

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Huanglian Shangqing Wan (simplified Chinese: 黄连上清丸; traditional Chinese: 黃連上清丸) is a blackish-brown pill used in Traditional Chinese medicine to "remove heat , ease constipation, dispel wind and relieve pain". [1] It is aromatic, and it tastes bitter. It is used where there is "Wind-heat in the upper part of the body, vertigo and head distension, painful and swollen gums, sores in the mouth or tongue, swollen throat, ear-ache, tinnitus, congestive conjunctivitis, constipation, or dark urine". The binding agent is honey. Each pill weighs about 6 grams.

Chinese classic herbal formula[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Rhizoma Coptidis 黄连 10
Fructus Gardeniae (processed with ginger) 栀子(姜制) 80
Fructus Forsythiae 连翘 80
Fructus Viticis (stir-baked) 蔓荆子(炒) 80
Radix Saposhnikoviae 防风 40
Spica Schizonepetae 荆芥穗 80
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 80
Radix Scutellariae 黄芩 80
Flos Chrysanthemi 菊花 160
Herba Menthae 薄荷 40
Radix et Rhizoma Rhei (stir-baked with wine) 大黄 (酒炒) 320
Cortex Phellodendri (stir-baked with wine) 黄柏 (酒炒) 40
Radix Platycodonis 桔梗 80
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 40
Gypsum Fibrosum 石膏 40
Flos Inulae 旋复花 20
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 40

See also[edit]


  1. ^ State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7-117-06982-1.