Wei Di Huang Wan (Six-Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)
What does Liu Wei Di Huang Wan do?
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is a Chinese Medicinal Formula that is utilized
when a patient has been diagnosed
as having insufficient liver
and kidney yin. It has been considered helpful and is commonly prescribed
in China for diminished liver
and kidney Yin due to aging,
stress, or environment. Patients exhibiting Liver and Kidney Yin insufficiency
have a red tongue with little
coating and a thin and rapid pulse. They may suffer
from: blurry vision, dark rings under the eyes, difficult urination
and/or frequent urination, dizziness,
flushed or red face, headaches,
hot flashes, low grade fever
in the afternoons, night sweats, nocturnal
emission, uneasiness or mental
unrest, and weakness in the
lower back, legs, and knees.
Other symptoms may be a chronic
dry and sore throat,
extreme thirst, pain in the bottom of the feet, toothaches, and a hotness
of extremities (palms and soles of feet).
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan has been suggested for patients who have been undergoing
long term treatment
for Aids or cancer (specifically
those undergoing radiation treatments) as these people sometimes develop
deficient Yin of the Kidney and Liver.
Illnesses sometimes associated with insufficient kidney
and liver yin and for which
this formula has been prescribed
are: Chronic kidney ailments
(nephritis), diabetes, hearing
mild emotional disturbances, tinnuitis, and tuberculosis
*It should be noted that these conditions should not be treated with
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan without the knowledge and consent
of your health care professional.
*It should also be noted that a person
who has Kidney or Liver Yin Deficiency might demonstrate only a few of
the symptoms listed.
Should my health care professional
be advised before I take Liu
Wei Di Huang Wan?
It is always good to keep your health
care practitioner updated
on medications, herbals, supplements or other therapies you may be participating
in. They should be consulted first if you have any of these conditions,
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan usage may be contraindicated:
- Thick tongue coating
- Tongue is red.
- If you are suffering from a pathogenic illness
- If you are suffering from a weakness
of spleen and stomach
- A tendency towards allergic
reactions to other medicines, herbs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Are there other times my health
care professional needs
to be advised before I take Liu
Wei Di Huang Wan?
They should be consulted first if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
- If you plan to administer
this herb to a child.
How should I take this formula?
Take Liu Wei Di Huang Wan pills by mouth. Swallow the pills with a large
drink of warm water. Sometimes, decoctions of this formula
are also available.
What should the dosage be?
Lengths of administration
are usually based on the individual, severity of the symptoms and the
type of problem. Dosages may
vary depending on pill size,
manufacturer, and potency. Generally, 8-10 pills 3x daily
What other medicines may interact with Liu Wei Di Huang Wan?
What side effects may I notice
from taking Liu Wei Di Huang Wan? If you experience
any side effects, stop usage
immediately and report them
to your health care professional.
Side effects that usually do not require medical
attention (stop usage and
report it to your health
care professional if
they are continuing or bothersome):
- Diarrhea (lower the dosage
immediately or stop using)
- White greasy tongue coating
- Allergic reaction
What do I need to watch out
for with Liu Wei Di Huang Wan?
There are many different brands of Chinese patent
medicines/formulas and as with medicinal
herbs, care should be taken with purchasing. Incorrectly labeled products
and/or the presence of contaminants, adulterations, or substitutions have
all been reported in conjunction with Chinese patent medicines. Contaminants
s.c. as heavy metals and/or substitutions
with pharmaceutical drugs (over the counter
and prescription) are a serious health hazard.
There have been reported cases of Chinese medicinal
products being sold as Liu Wei Di Huang Wan that were not in fact this
formula. Use of known, recommended brands may reduce
Patent Medicines: Warning"
Where can I keep my herbal product?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container
that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature
between 15 and 30°C (59 and 86°F) unless otherwise listed. If
there is an expiration
date listed on the herbal product, throw away the unused portion after
the expiration date
Can you tell me a little more about Liu Wei Di Huang Wan?
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is a Chinese Medicine whose formula
was 1st listed in the "Craft of Medical Treatment for Childhood Disease
Patterns" (Xiao Er Yao Zheng
Zhi Jue) by Dr. Qian Yi in 1119
It was originally formulated as a pediatric
treatment for the "five
lates". The "five lates" are described as a delay in standing,
walking, talking, hair growth
and teeth development.
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan is a highly regarded formula
due to the balance of the herbs used. Today it is often utilized as the
base for many other formulas
that nourish Yin.
It is considered a tonifing herbal formulation. It is used specifically
for deficiencies of the liver
and kidney Yin. It may inhibit
abnormal cell growth in the
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