Herb Formulas Notebook

Dao Shui Wan

Guide Out Water Pill

<< Close Window

Source: Formulas from the Discussion Illuminating the Yellow Emperor's Basic Questions (1172)
Author: Liu Wan-Su

Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Oedema accompanied by Damp-Heat, or Phlegm-Dampness in the channels

Key Symptoms: Floating oedema with constipation and reduced urination, or backache and pains throughout the body

Pulse: Rapid

Qian Niu Zi 120g
Hua Shi 120g
Da Huang 60g
Huang Qin 60g

In the UK Hua Shi must be substituted with Ze Xie and Chi Fu Ling.

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and made into pills with water. Taken in 6-12g doses.

Actions: Drains Heat and drives out Water.

Research Links:
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

Reference Notes: (click to display)

These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.