Wu Ling Pian (Wu Ling Wan, Wu Ling San, Wateroff™, 五苓片) is a primary Chinese medicine used to maintain healthy water metabolism. This ancient herbal remedy promotes urination, eliminates Dampness, and warms Yang.†
Wateroff™ is based on the classic formula, invented a thousand years ago, Wu Ling San. This all-natural botanical-sourced blend of five traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs addresses the root cause of water accumulation and dampness in the interior, which is manifested as decreased urine output, water retention, loose stools, and insatiable thirst in which drinking is immediately followed by throwing up.
In some people, water retention causes unhealthy weight gain, and in more severe cases, it may manifest as sunken skin upon contact on the limbs and face. Even in this situation of water retention, Wateroff™ may be used to excrete extra water from the body, thus reducing excessive body weight.
The water retention pattern Wateroff™ addresses is due to the failure of the bladder to disperse water accumulation. This water accumulation is a result of weakness in Spleen function and Yang (the warming property of the body), according to TCM theory. When this water retention pattern is present, physical characteristics may manifest as pale in the face, white tongue coating, and a floating and rapid pulse.
How Does Wateroff™ Work?
This dietary TCM herbal supplement promotes urination and removes dampness. Additionally, it warms the Yang. In the formula, Fu Ling (Poria), Zhu Ling (Polyporus), Ze Xie (Water Plantain Rhizome), and Bai Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome) all have a function in promoting urination and draining dampness. Together, they act synergistically in removing excess fluids from the body.
Fu Ling (Poria) and Bai Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome) both also work to strengthen the Spleen. And finally, Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) warms Yang and thus provides the needed warming effect to dissipate water in the body. It also promotes sweating.
Does Research Support Wateroff™?
Poria, Polyporus, and Water Plantain Rhizome are well known in Chinese medicine for supporting healthy urination and eliminating dampness. Studies have identified many compounds from these herbs that support the traditional use of the formula. 1
Wu Ling Pian (Wateroff)
Zhu ling sclerotium(Polyporus umbellatus)(Zhu Ling)Poria sclerotium(Poria cocos)(Fu Ling)Asian water plantain rhizome(Alisma orientale)(Ze Xie)bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome(Atractylodes macrocephala)(Bai Zhu)Cassia twig(Cinnamomum cassia)(Gui Zhi )