What Is Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan is a classic and famous Chinese medicine prescription. It first appeared in <Jin Gui Yao Lue> (Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet) in the late Eastern Han Dynasty (about 205 AD).
Gui Zhi means “Ramulus Cinnamomi”, Fu Ling means “Poria”, and Wan means “Edible pills”. It is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription mainly composed of Ramulus Cinnamomi and Poria.
In traditional Chinese medicine, it is often used to promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis, eliminate abdominal masses, and treat dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, persistent Lochia, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, adnexitis, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, subinvolution of uterus, breast hyperplasia, and prostate hyperplasia.
With the development of pharmaceutical technology, it has been improved into pills and capsules with more standardized dosages.
In the market, the common Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan include Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, Gui Zhi Fu Ling Pian, and Gui Zhi Fu Ling Capsules.
- Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
- Fu Ling (Poria)
- Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan)
- Tao Ren (Semen Persicae)
- Chi Shao (Radix Paeoniae Rubra)
Gui Zhi is the most important ingredient in this prescription. Its medicinal property is relatively warm. It can warm and dredge the meridians, dispel cold and relieve pain.
The medicinal property of Tao Ren is relatively neutral. It can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. It synergizes with Gui Zhi to help remove blood stasis and eliminate abdominal masses.
The medicinal property of Mu Dan Pi is slightly cold. It can clear heat and cool blood, promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. The medicinal property of Chi Shao is slightly cold. It can clear heat and cool blood, disperse blood stasis and relieve pain. Their synergistic use can clear heat and cool blood, promote blood circulation and disperse blood stasis.
The medicinal property of Fu Ling is relatively neutral. It can excrete dampness and eliminate phlegm, invigorate the spleen and tranquilize the mind, and strengthen healthy qi.
- Anti-inflammation, inhibiting rat foot swelling caused by formaldehyde or egg white.
- Extending the incubation period of writhing in mice and reducing the number of writhing in experimental dysmenorrhea mice.
- Enhancing the phagocytic ability of macrophages and improving non-specific immunity.
- Reducing whole blood viscosity, whole blood high-shear viscosity, plasma viscosity, and clotting factor 1 concentration, and preventing atherosclerosis.
- Reducing the activity of vascular endothelium and inhibiting spontaneous hypertension.
- Reducing the accumulation of high-grade glycosylation final products and the content of lipid peroxide in the kidney tissue, and inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
- Inhibiting the apoptosis of nerve cells after cerebral ischemia and reducing brain damage.
- Reducing the release of thromboxane A2 and endothelin, preventing tumor necrosis factor-induced cell necrosis, increasing cerebral blood perfusion, improving microcirculation, and repairing brain injury.
- Treating menstrual irregularities, dark purple menstrual blood with small blood clots, abdominal tingling, and abdominal masses caused by blood stasis.
- Treating dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, dark red menstruation with blood clots, and postpartum persistent lochia caused by blood stasis.
- Treating uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic inflammatory mass, ovarian cysts, primary dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, secondary amenorrhea, and subinvolution of uterus.
- Animal experiments have confirmed that it can prolong the survival time of tumor-bearing mice and inhibit tumor growth.
- Studies have found that it can reduce the blood concentration of progesterone and estradiol in rats with high estrogen and progesterone, which shows that it has a good effect on diseases such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and breast hyperplasia caused by abnormal estrogen and progesterone.
How to use it
When using Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, follow the instructions for the medicine. Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan has concentrated pills, pills, and capsules.
Generally, it is recommended to take it after meals.
When using the ancient Chinese medicine method to make Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan, all the ingredients of the medicine are ground, stir-frying them with honey, and made them into pills.
When taking its concentrated pills, you should take it with warm water. The dosage per administration is about 6g. Take it 1-2 times a day.
When taking its pills, you should take it with warm water. The dosage per administration is about 1g. Take it 3 times a day.
When taking its capsules, you should take it with warm water. The dosage per administration is about 1g. Take it 3 times a day.
Generally, after taking it for a course of treatment, the patient’s symptoms will be relieved. Patients should stop taking it when their symptoms have resolved.
A small percentage of patients taking it may cause gastric discomfort and dull pain. These symptoms will disappear after stopping taking it.
Precautions and Warnings
- During the medication, it is not recommended to eat cold, spicy, and greasy foods.
- Drinking alcohol should be avoided during the medication. Drinking alcohol may cause aggravation or recurrence of the illness.
- During the medication, the patient should maintain an optimistic mood and avoid being angry.
- People who are allergic to the ingredients in Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan should not take it.
- Women with heavy vaginal bleeding should not take it.
- Menstrual women should not take it.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take it.
- The elderly and infirm should not take it.
- If you are taking other drugs at the same time, you should consult your doctor to prevent interactions between the drugs and affect the efficacy of the drugs.
- After 4 weeks of continuous medication, if the symptoms do not improve or the symptoms get worse, you should stop the medicine immediately and go to the hospital in time.