Herb Formulas Notebook

Er Xian Tang

Two Immortal Decoction

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Source: Clinical Handbook of Chinese Herbal Formulas (1950s)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin and Yang

Pattern: Deficiency of Yin and Yang with flaring up of Ming Men Fire

Key Symptoms: Menopausal symptoms such as hypertension, menstrual irregularity, hot flushes, sweating, nervousness, fatigue, lassitude, depression, irritability, insomnia, palpitations, urinary frequency

Xian Mao 6-15g
Yin Yang Huo 9-15g
Ba Ji Tian 9g
Huang Bai 4.5-9g
Zhi Mu 4-5-9g
Dang Gui 9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms the Kidney Yang, tonifies the Kidney Jing, drains Fire from the Kidneys, regulates the Ren and Chong Mai

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

Semen Anethi(Dill seeds)5g(Emperor)
Semen Foenugraeci(Fenugreek seed)5g(Minister)
Folium Rosemarini(Rosemary)2g(Minister)
Fructus Juniperi (Juniper berries)4g(Minister)
Fructus Agni casti(Chasteberry)5g(Minister)
Fructus Cardui mariae(Milk Thistle)5g(Minister)
Herba Galeopsidis(Hempnettle)5g(Minister)
Herba et Radix Taraxaci(Dandelion)2g(Assistant)

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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