Herb Formulas Notebook

Nu Ke Bai Zi Ren Wan

(Arborvitae Seed Pills for Women's Disorders)

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Source: Fine Formulas for women (1237)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Amenorrhoea from chronic Blood and Yin deficiency generating Heat further damaging fluids

Key Symptoms: Amenorrhoea of gradual onset
Secondary Symptoms: General disquietude, gradually worsening afternoon tidal fevers, emaciation, achy and uncomfortable flesh and bones of hands and feet

Shu Di Huang 15-30g
Ze Lan 12g
Xu Duan 12g
Juan Bai 9g
Niu Xi 9g
Bai Zi Ren 9g

Preparation: Originally ground into a powder and formed into small pills with honey with 30 taken daily on an empty stomach. At present it is most often taken as a decoction with the above dosages.

Actions: Calms the Shen, invigorates the Blood, nourishes the Blood, unblocks the menses

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