Wu Ling San
五苓散 wǔ líng sǎn, "Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria"

Translated Name: Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria
Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

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Components (5):
 HerbCommon NameQuantityUnit
澤瀉 Ze Xie alisma rhizome, water plantain 4 grams
茯苓 Fu Ling poria, sclerotium of tuckahoe, China root, hoelen, Indian bread 2.3 grams
豬苓 Zhu Ling polyporus 2.3 grams
白术 Bai Zhu (white) atratylodes rhizome, ovate atractylodes, angelica root 2.3 grams
桂枝 Gui Zhi (Saigon) cinnamon twig, cassia twig 1.5 grams
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Depth: Superficial (Floating)
In cases of Spleen or Kidney qi deficiency, the dosage and duration of use of this formula must be carefully limited. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, vertigo, a bland taste and reduced appetite. In cases of deficiency, this formula is often combined with others that tonify and nourish the Spleen and Stomach to prevent injury to the normal qi. In cases of urinary difficulty with yin deficiency, this formula should be mofidied to protect the yin from further injury.
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