Qing Wei San by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Li Dong-yuan’s famous Yuan dynasty Pi Wei Lun (Treatise on the Spleen & Stomach).
Within the formula, Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma) acts as the sovereign medicinal. It clears heat and drains fire directly from the stomach.
Sheng Ma (Cimicifugae Rhizoma) clears heat and resolves toxin on the one hand, while at the same time it is light, ascending, and outthrusting in nature, allowing “depressed fire to effuse.”
The combination of Huang Lian and Sheng Ma provides downbearing as well as upbearing, allowing fire to be dispersed without flaming upward. Stomach fire damages yin-blood, so Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix) is used to cool the blood and enrich yin.
Mu Dan Pi (Moutan Cortex) also cools the blood and clears heat, while Dang Gui (Angelicae Sinensis Radix) nourishes the blood, disperses swelling, and relieves pain. Together, these medicinals clear the stomach and cool the blood, allowing the fire in the upper body to descend and heat in the blood to become eliminated.
Signs and symptoms of stomach heat include: Headache, heat effusion of the cheeks and face, bleeding, swelling, or ulceration of the gums or mouth, swelling and/or pain in the lips, cheeks, or tongue Halitosis, dry mouth.
Actions: Clears the stomach (clears stomach heat) and cools the blood.
Pattern: Stomach Fire
Tongue: A red tongue with little or no fur and possible ulcerations
Pulse: A rapid and possibly bowstring pulse
Chinese Symptomology: Stomach fire patterns, especially with tooth pain. Also used for bleeding of the gums, mouth ulcers, swelling and pain of the lips, cheeks or tongue, bad breath, and dry mouth.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Qing Wei San Ingredients in 3 capsules: Sheng Ma (Cimicifugae Rhizoma), Huang Lian (Coptidis Rhizoma) Mu Dan Pi (Moutan Corte) Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix) Dang Gui (Angelicae Sinensis Radix).