Zi Sheng Wan

What Is Zi Sheng Wan

Zi Sheng Wan is a Chinese patent medicine commonly used clinically. It first appeared in <Xian Xing Zhai Yi Xue Guang Bi Ji>(Expanded medical notes from the Xianxing Studio) in the Ming dynasty (about 1613AD).

The term Zi Sheng is taken from the Book of Changes. It means “nourish life”. Wan means “Edible pills”. It is a traditional Chinese medicine prescription for invigorating the spleen and replenishing qi.

In traditional Chinese medicine, it is often used to invigorate the spleen and promote appetite, promote digestion and stop diarrhea, and treat cold pain in the epigastric area, abdominal flatulence, fatigue, loose stool, diarrhea with undigested food, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, chronic gastroenteritis, chronic colitis, arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, chronic anemia, chronic atrophic nephritis, functional dyspepsia, infantile malnutrition, ulcerative colitis, chronic hepatitis, chronic bronchitis, chronic glomerulonephritis, and intestinal tuberculosis.

With the development of pharmaceutical technology, it has been improved into pills with more standardized dosages.

In the market, the common Zi Sheng Wan is concentrated Zi Sheng Wan.

Ingredients

The medicinal property of Dang Shen is relatively neutral. It can invigorate the spleen and benefit the lung. It synergizes with Bai Zhu and Fu Ling to help invigorate qi and strengthen the spleen, remove dampness.

The medicinal property of Fu Ling is relatively neutral. It can strengthen the spleen and excrete dampness. It can be used in combination with Shan Yao, Bai Zhu, and Yi Yi Ren to treat diarrhea caused by insufficiency of the spleen with an overabundance of dampness.

The medicinal property of Gan Cao is relatively neutral. It can invigorate the spleen and replenish qi. The medicinal property of Shan Yao is relatively neutral. It can invigorate the spleen and nourish the stomach, promote fluid production and benefit the lung.

The medicinal property of Bai Bian Dou is relatively warm. It can invigorate the spleen and regulate the middle-jiao. They synergize with Bai Zhu and Dang Shen to help invigorate the spleen and replenish qi.

The medicinal property of Bai Zhu is relatively warm. It can invigorate the spleen and replenish qi, dry dampness and induce diuresis. It synergizes with Dang Shen and Fu Ling to help invigorate qi and dry dampness.

The medicinal property of Qian Shi is relatively neutral. It can invigorate the spleen and stop diarrhea, eliminate dampness and arrest leucorrhea. It can be used in combination with Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, and Bai Bian Dou to invigorate the spleen and eliminate dampness, astringe to arrest diarrhea.

The medicinal property of Lian Zi is relatively neutral. It can benefit the spleen-qi, astringe intestines and stop diarrhea.

The medicinal property of Shan Zha is relatively warm. It can promote digestion and relieve stasis, promote the circulation of qi.

The medicinal property of Shen Qu is relatively warm. It can promote digestion and harmonize the stomach.

The medicinal property of Mai Ya is relatively neutral. It can promote digestion and strengthen the stomach.

The medicinal property of Yi Yi Ren is relatively cool. It can excrete dampness in the spleen, invigorate the spleen and stop diarrhea.

The medicinal property of Chen Pi is relatively warm. It can regulate qi and invigorate the spleen, dry dampness and resolve phlegm.

The medicinal property of Huang Lian is relatively cold. It can clear damp-heat in the middle-jiao.

The medicinal property of Ze Xie is relatively cold. It synergizes with Fu Ling to help excrete dampness.

The medicinal property of Dou Kou is relatively warm. It can resolve dampness and promote the circulation of qi.

The medicinal property of Guang Huo Xiang is relatively warm. It can resolve dampness and treat stuffiness and oppression in the epigastrium, poor appetite and nauseate caused by the cold-dampness disturbing spleen.

The medicinal property of Jie Geng is relatively neutral. It can disperse lungs and promote circulation of qi, regulate fluid passage, and load drugs uplink.

Benefits

  • Anti-oxidation, enhancing the activity of superoxide dismutase, reducing the content of malondialdehyde, and inhibiting lipid peroxidation.
  • Treating chronic diarrhea caused by insufficiency of the spleen with an overabundance of dampness.
  • Treating thin whitish vaginal discharge caused by a deficiency in the spleen and kidney.
  • Treating cold pain in the epigastric area, abdominal flatulence, fear of cold, cold limbs, and desire for drinking hot drank caused by deficiency-cold in the spleen and stomach.
  • Treating diarrhea with undigested food, diarrhea, loose stools, loss of appetite, epigastric oppression and discomfort after eating, and fatigue caused by weakness of the spleen and the stomach.
  • Treating emaciation, fatigue, loss of appetite, loose stools caused by deficiency of spleen-qi or deficiency of both qi and yin.
  • Treating gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, chronic gastroenteritis, chronic colitis, and intestinal tuberculosis.

How to use it

When using Zi Sheng Wan, follow the instructions for the medicine. Zi Sheng Wan are concentrated pills.

When taking its pills, you should take them with warm water. The dosage per administration is 10 pills (about 3g). Take it 3 times a day.

Generally, after taking the medicine for 1-2 days, the patient’s symptoms will be relieved. Patients should stop using it when their symptoms have resolved.

Side Effects

At present, no data have been found to show that there will be adverse reactions when it is taken in the prescribed dose.

Precautions and Warnings

  • During the medication, it is not recommended to drink, smoke, eat spicy or greasy food.
  • People who are allergic to the ingredients in Zi Sheng Wan should not take it.
  • Patients with chronic colitis, ulcerative colitis, pus, and blood in the stool, or diarrhea should take it under the guidance of a doctor.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take it.
  • Children, the elderly, and the infirm should take it under the guidance of a doctor.
  • 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 using it for a week, if the symptoms are not relieved, the patient should go to the hospital in time.