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Wen Dan Tang Wan is specially formulated for disharmony between gallbladder and stomach and the resulting phlegm heat.


In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the harmony between the gallbladder and stomach ensures the Qi energy flows smoothly and their proper function. If disharmony between the gallbladder and stomach occurs, Qi is blocked in flow and may be transformed into "phlegm" (Please notice the concept of "phlegm" in TCM is not identical to but broader than phlegm used in our common term) and generates heat.


In clinical trials Wen Dan Tang 'significantly reduced insomnia-related anxiety and prevented Ghrelin level decreases following sleep deprivation, especially in the hypothalamus. Increased expression of Ghrelin receptor mRNA in the hypothalamus was also observed, suggesting that reduced anxiety may be a result of Wen Dan Tang 's regulation of Ghrelin-Ghrelin receptors'


Formula Actions:

  • Regulates Qi
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Clears the Gallbladder
  • Harmonizes the Stomach
  • Dries Dampness
  • Dispels Heat


Use for treating:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Dream-disturbed sleep with unusual dreams
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Profuse white foamy sputum
  • Restlessness
  • Timidity
  • Indecisiveness
  • Indeterminate gnawing hunger
  • Seizures accompanied by copious sputum
  • Flushing up
  • Chest distention
  • Expectoration of yellow Phlegm
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Chills and fever
  • Abdominal distention
  • Frequent dark, scanty urine
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Slight thirst
  • Anorexia after a serious illness
  • T: Pink or Red tip
  • C: Yellow and greasy
  • P: Slippery and rapid or Wiry and rapid

Wen Dan Tang Wan / Stress,Cough,Insomnia 温胆汤丸


Caulis Bambusae In Taeniam    Zhu Ru  

Clears Heat and Phlegm from the Gallbladder and Stomach, cools Blood and descends rebellious Qi.

Fr. Aurantii Immaturus    Zhi Shi  

Reduces accumulation, descends Qi, transforms Phlegm and reduces distention.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum    Zhi Ban Xia  

Transforms Phlegm, descends rebellious
Qi, harmonizes the Stomach and stops vomiting.

Per. Citri Reticulatae    Chen Pi  

Regulates Qi, tonifies the Spleen, transforms Phlegm and descends Qi.

Poria    Fu Ling  

Resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen, harmonizes the Middle Jiao and transforms Phlegm.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata    Zhi Gan Cao

Resolves Phlegm, clears Heat, tonifies the Spleen and harmonizes and moderates the harsh properties of the other herbs.


Fr. Jujube    Da Zao  

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, protects the Stomach and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens    Sheng Jiang  

Regulates the relationship between the Gallbladder and the Stomach and assists in stopping vomiting.


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