Hoelen Five Herb Formula wu ling san



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Details of Hoelen Five Herb Formula Wu Ling San
Fu ling helps excrete urine and extra fluids.

Alternative Names

  • Poria Powder with Five Herbs
  • wu ling san
  • Poria Five Powder
  • gorei san
  • Five Lings Formula
  • Gorei-san
  • 五苓散
  • ごれいさん
  • TJ17; TJ-17, TJ 17
  • wǔ líng sǎn wán
  • 五苓散丸


  • supports digestive functions
  • regulates fluids in the stomach and intestines
  • regulates fluid metabolism in the entire body
  • promotes flow of fluids to the mouth for dry mouth
  • supports intestinal health and function
  • promotes blood flow in the head
  • supports bladder health


Ze Xie 澤瀉 alisma rhizome, water plantain Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis [supports pregnancy]

  • This herb’s name translates into English as “marsh drain” and is a favorite for promoting urination to remove stagnant turbid water that may be collecting in the body. While promoting urination is the key function of this herb, its secondary goal is to eliminate “kidney fire” which is a term that applies in this context to nocturnal emissions.

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

  • Another herb that supports urinary flow, but it is also focused specifically on extra fluids that are trapped in the stomach and intestines leading to really loud gurgling or bloating. This herb also has a calming influence on the heart (meaning one’s emotions) and a supporting influence on the digestion.

Zhu Ling 豬苓 polyporus Polyporus umbellatus

  • Another herb that facilitates the smooth passage of urine. This herb is stronger than Fu Ling above, but has no other functions.

Bai Zhu 白术 , bai shu ovate atractylodes, (white) atractylodes rhizome [supports pregnancy]

  • Another herb that facilitates the passage of urine, and like Fu Ling above has some other functions including supporting the efficiency of the digestion (where the dampness that this formula addresses mostly originates).

Gui Zhi 桂枝 (Saigon) cinnamon twig, cassia twig Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae

  • This herb’s inclusion in this formula harkens back to theory that arose around the year 200. This herb is said to support “qi hua” (chee wuah) which in this context talks about how the kidneys produce urine. According to modern biomedical theory, the kidneys produce about two liters of urine each hour, but they reabsorb (or “reuptake”) most of that fluid, leaving only a concentrated urine behind which is then sent to the bladder to await excretion. This herb regulates that reuptake function of the kidneys which means that it promotes urination when there’s too much fluid in the body, and it promotes the reuptake when there is too much urine passing through the kidneys. Tastes good too, it’s cinnamon twig.

Recommended for these body types:

Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate
Recommended for these thermal natures:

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 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 (?):

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

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