Details of Bamboo and Hoelen Combination
Zhu Ru (Bamboo shavings) is famous for addressing restlessness and irritability after a fever.

Alternative Names

  • wen dan tang
  • wen tan tang
  • untan to

This is one of my favorite formulas. If a person has a lot of “damp-heat” the mind and body may feel lethargic and heavy. There may be a lack of energy that comes not from a lack of “qi” but that it is too stagnant (stuck) due to lack of movement. I also use it a lot for people with depression and/or anxiety who also have a lot of dampness. The tongue coat is often thickly coated with yellow “fur” and the mind is unclear. The name means “warm the gallbladder” which in Chinese Medicine to help make decisions. Its for people who are stuck and/or feeling lethargic and/or crazy. A stronger and more heat clearing formula is Zhu Ru Wen Dan Tang.

Zhu Ru 竹茹 bamboo shavings Caulis Bambusae in Taeniis [supports pregnancy]

Zhi Shi 枳實 unripe bitter orange, chih-shih Aurantii Fructus immaturus [use caution if pregnant]

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

Ban Xia 半夏 pinellia rhizome, pinellia tuber Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae [supports pregnancy]

Chen Pi 陳皮 aged tangerine peel, citrus Citri reticulatae Pericarpium

Fu Ling 茯苓 sclerotium of tuckahoe, China root, hoelen, Indian bread Poria Cocos

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

3. foot shaoyang GB


Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Hearty
Slightly Hearty

Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate
Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 2 level teaspoons of the powder (4 capsules) three times daily. When no overt symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon (2 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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