Monday, October 6, 2008

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, also known as Liuwei Dihuang teapills , is a in traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacy. In Japanese kampo, it is known as "Rokumi-gan" . It is commonly made into Chinese patent medicine.


The formula was created by Qian Yi as dihuang pill . It was published in "Xiao'er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue" in 1119 by Qian Yi's student.

The formula was changed slightly when it was borrowed as a Japanese kampo formula. Some species of herbs were replaced with herbs found in Japan. For example, ''Alisma plantago-aquatica'' was replaced with ''Alisma orientale'' for .

Chinese classic herbal formula

Japanese kampo formula

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