Herb Formulas Notebook


Da Bu Yin Wan

Great Tonify the Yin Pill

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Source: Essential Teachings of Dan-Xi (1481)
Author: Zhu Dan-Xi



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Yin deficiency with flourishing internally generated Heat

Key Symptoms: Steaming Bone Disorder with afternoon tidal fever, night sweats, spontaneous emissions, irritability, sensation of heat and pain in the knees and legs that is sometimes accompanied by weakness

Tongue: Red with little coating
Pulse: Rapid and forceful in rear position



Ingredients
Shu Di Huang 18g
Su Gui Ban 18g
Huang Bai 12g (dry fried)
Zhi Mu 12g (wine fried)

Subsitutions:
In the UK Gui Ban must be substituted with Han Lian Cao and Nu Zhen Zi.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, directs Fire downward

Contraindications: Fire from Excess. Caution in Spleen deficiency with poor appetite and loose stools.



Notes:
Ploberger (2017), in Westliche und traditionell chinesische Heilkräuter, offers the following alternative using western herbs:

Strobulus Lupuli(Hops)2g(Emperor)
Herba Equiseti(Horsetail)10g(Minister)
Herba Stellariae media(Chickweed)5g(Minister)
Herba Galeopsidis (Hempnettle)5g(Minister)
Herba Agrimoniae(Agrimony)3g(Assistant)
Folium Melissae(Lemon Balm)3g(Assistant)




Research Links:
Pubmed
Science Direct
Google Scholar
Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon


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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.