Eucommia bark (Du Zhong) Psoralea fruits (Bu Gu Zhi) Walnuts (Hu Tao Ren)

Qing E Wan

Chinese: 青娥丸

Pinyin: Qīng É Wán

Other names: Young Maiden Pill

Number of ingredients: 3 herbs

Formula category: Formulas that warm Yang and tonify

Main actions: Warms and Reinforces Kidney Yang

Source date: 1107

Source book: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People in the Taiping Era

Qing E Wan is a 3-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula.

Invented in 1107, it belongs to the category of formulas that warm Yang and tonify. Its main action is that it warms and Reinforces Kidney Yang.

On this page, after a detailed description of each of the three ingredients in Qing E Wan, we review the patterns and conditions that Qing E Wan helps treat.

The three ingredients in Qing E Wan

1. Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong)

Part used: Dried stem bark

Nature: Warm

Taste(s): Sweet

Meridian affinity: KidneyLiver

Category: Tonic herbs for Yang Deficiency

In general Du Zhong's main actions are as follows: "Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys. Calms ascendant Liver Yang (hypertension/high blood pressure). Calms a restless fetus."

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2. Psoralea Fruits (Bu Gu Zhi)

Part used: Dried ripe seeds

Nature: Warm

Taste(s): BitterPungent

Meridian affinity: SpleenKidney

Category: Tonic herbs for Yang Deficiency

In general Bu Gu Zhi's main actions are as follows: "Tonifies the Kidney and Spleen Yang and rises Kidney Qi. Prevent Essence leakage and holds urines."

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3. Walnuts (Hu Tao Ren)

Part used: The nut

Nature: Warm

Taste(s): Sweet

Meridian affinity: KidneyLarge intestineLung

Category: Tonic herbs for Yang Deficiency

In general Hu Tao Ren's main actions are as follows: "Tonifies Kidney Yang. Assists the Kidney Qi to grasp the Qi of the Lungs while Warming and astringent to the Lungs. Lubricates the Intestines. Helps with urinary stones. Applied topically for superficial inflammation."

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Conditions and patterns for which Qing E Wan may be prescribed

The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine

Kidney Qi not Firm

Qing E Wan is sometimes prescribed by TCM practitioners to treat Kidney Qi not Firm. This pattern leads to symptoms such as sore lower back, weak lower back, abundant urination and weak stream urination. Patients with Kidney Qi not Firm typically exhibit deep (Chen) or weak (Ruo) pulses as well as Slightly Pale tongue.

This pattern is also called ‘Lower Original Qi (元气 Yuan Qi) not Firm’, to show that it is also caused by a shortage of the Original Qi. When Original Qi is weak in the Lower Burner, Qi cannot hold Body Fluids which leads to many 'leaking' symptoms of the sperm, vaginal discharge or urination. 

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The Kidneys is a so-called "Zang" Organ. Learn more about the Kidneys in Chinese Medicine

Kidney Qi Deficiency

Qing E Wan is sometimes prescribed by TCM practitioners to treat Kidney Qi Deficiency. This pattern leads to symptoms such as diminished hearing, dizziness, tinnitus and back pain. Patients with Kidney Qi Deficiency typically exhibit weak (Ruo) pulses.

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