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Bā Zhēn Tāng (Eight Treasure Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Qi and Blood Deficiency usually due to loss of blood or long standing disease

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and frail pulse
  • Deficient large pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. 2-3 times the quantity of Dang Shen is often substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Cataloged Essentials for Correcting the Body (Zheng Ti Lei Yao)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):


Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 12-15 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 18 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
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