五苓散

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin wǔlíng sǎn
Zhuyin ㄨˇ ㄌㄧㄥˊ ㄙㄢˇ
IPA (key) /u²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ liŋ³⁵ sa̠n²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

五苓散 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin wǔlíng sǎn)

  1. A pale yellow powder used in traditional Chinese medicine "to invigorate the function of the kidney and cause diuresis, in the treatment of oliguria, edema and abdominal distension, accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, dryness of the mouth but no desire for drink due to dysfunctional activity of the bladder-qi".

Wuling powder has the following herbal ingredients:

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

ReferencesEdit

  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 06:06