Wuling San Wan

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Wuling San Wan (Chinese: 五苓散丸, Pīnyīn: Wǔlíng sǎn wán) is a blackish-brown pill used in Traditional Chinese medicine to "invigorate the function of the kidney and cause diuresis".[1] It is slightly aromatic and tastes slightly pungent. It is used where there is "oliguria, edema and abdominal distension accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, dryness of the mouth but no desire for drink due to dysfunctional activity of bladder-qi, stagnation of endogenous hygrosyndrome inside the body". The binding agent of the pill is honey.

Chinese classic herbal formula[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Poria 茯苓 180
Rhizoma Alismatis 泽泻 300
Polyporus 豬苓 180
Cortex Cinnamomi 桂皮 120
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (stir-baked) 白术 (炒) 180

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.