Wu Zhu Yu Tang

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Warms the Middle and Disperses Cold

Wu Zhu Yu Tang

Evodia Decoction


Main Action of Wu Zhu Yu Tang
The functions of this TCM Herbal formula are to warm and tonify the liver and stomach while directing rebellious Qi downwards to stop vomiting. Wu Zhu Yu Tang is able to treat 3 different conditions: 1 -deficiency cold of the stomach causing stomach Qi to stagnate and eventually rebel upwards giving rise to vomiting. 2 -deficiency cold of the liver and stomach causing rebellion of Qi along the liver channel giving rise to a vertex headache. The stomach Qi rebels and turbid yin flows upwards (dry heaves, spitting up of clear fluids) 3 -cold attacking the middle jiao and the kidneys giving rise to diarrhea and cold extremities (hands and feet)


Indications and Symptoms for Wu Zhu Yu Tang
This formula can treat 3 different types of patterns: 1 -vomiting immediately after eating, excessive hunger, acid regurgitation 2 -dry heaves, spitting up of clear fluids, vertex headache 3 -vomiting and diarrhea with cold hands and cold feet Tongue - never red body, white coating Pulse - thin, slow (possibly wiry)


Herbal Ingredients of Wu Zhu Yu Tang

Wu Zhu Yu (Fructus Evodiae Rutaecarpae, Evodia Fruit)

- 9 -12g. -warms stomach, warms and soothes liver, direct rebel Qi downwards

Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens, Fresh ginger Rhizome)

- 18g. -warms stomach, direct rebel Qi downwards

Ren Shen (Radix ginseng, Ginseng Root)

- 9g. -tonify spleen Qi, nourish yin fluids, calms the spirit

Da Zao (Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae, Chinese Date, Jujube)

- 12 pieces -tonify spleen Qi, dries dampness


Cooking Preparation of Wu Zhu Yu Tang
When preparing this natural medicine Herbal formula Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae) is usually substituted for Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) using a dosage 2 -3 times the amount indicated. Also when preparing this Herbal formula a smaller dosage of Da Zao is used. If distention is felt in the middle jiao after taking this formula a slightly smaller dosage should be taken to prevent further bloating and distention.


Additional Information on Wu Zhu Yu Tang
Even though this Herbal formula has 3 types of conditions or patterns they all share the same root (deficiency cold in the middle jiao with the primary symptom being vomiting. There is never heat signs because the tongue body should never be red and the pulse should never be rapid