Wu Ling San by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a
formula that comes from Zhang Zhong-jings late Han dynasty Shan Han Lun
(Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold).
Within this formula, Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis) is the sovereign medicinal. It
is sweet, bland, and seeping, while its nature is cold. It outthrusts the
bladder, disinhibits water, and seeps dampness.
The minister medicinals are Fu Ling (Poria) and Zhu Ling (Polyporus) which also
blandly seep. They help strengthen the disinhibition of water.
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) is then added to these in order to
fortify and supplement the spleen qi and move and transform water dampness.
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi) is the assistant medicine which is a single
medicinal with two uses.
First, externally, it resolves the tai yang on the exterior. Secondly, it aids
the bladder qi internally. When these five medicinals are combined together,
water is moved and qi is transformed, the exterior is relieved and the spleen
Properties: This classical formula was created for Bladder meridian or Bladder
organ dysfunctions, such as neck pain or lower back pain.
Action: Strengthens Urinary Bladder function, promotes urination, helps drain
and dry dampness, promotes the transforming functions of Qi.
Pattern: Fluid retention
Contraindications: In cases of spleen and/or kidney vacuity, dose and duration
should be limited.
Chinese Symptomology: Fluid retention marked by headache, fever, thirst with
vomiting after drinking water, disturbance in urination, edema, diarrhea,
fluid-retention syndrome, dizziness, and a feeling of palpitation in the lower
Western Symptomology: Acute gastroenteritis, cyclic vomiting, pseudo cholera,
skin eruptions or hives due to cold, initial stage of acute nephritis, edema of
scrotum, and retention of urine belonging to the syndrome of fluid retention.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare
Wu Ling San Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Proprietary blend 2,250 mg
--Fu Ling (Poria)
--Zhu Ling (Polyporus)
--Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
--Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
--Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)