Herb Formulas Notebook

Huan Shao Dan

(Rejuvenation Special Pill)

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Source: Hong's Collection of Experimental Formulas (1170)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Insufficiency of Jing and Blood from Kidney, Heart and Spleen deficiency

Key Symptoms: Fatigue, heavy and painful lower back, dream disturbed sleep, general weakness, lack of interest in food or drink, fever, night sweats, seminal emissions or vaginal discharge, impotence, emaciation, loose teeth, premature aging.

Pulse: Moderate and weak
Abdomen: Cold

Shu Di Huang 9-12g
Shan Yao 9-12g
Shan Zhu Yu 9-12g
Fu Ling 9-12g
Niu Xi 9-12g
Gou Qi Zi 9-12g
Du Zhong 9-12g
Yuan Zhi 6-9g
Wu Wei Zi 6-9g
Chu Shi Zi 6-9g
Xiao Hui Xiang 6-9g
Ba Ji Tian 9-12g
Rou Cong Rong 12-15g
Shi Chang Pu 6-9g

Preparation: Originally ground into a powder and mixed with honey and steamed Da Zao to make pills. 9g is taken twice a day with warm salt water. Normally prepared today as a decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Spleen and Kidney, nourishes the Heart, enriches the Yin, nourishes the Blood and Yang, augments the Qi

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