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Ren Shen Ge Jie San (Ginseng and Gecko Powder)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Purple tongue with a thin white or thin yellow greasy coat.

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating deficient pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity).

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind all ingredients into an even powder. Take 3-6 gram doses with warm water twice a day on an empty stomach.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Precious Mirror of Health (Wei Sheng Bao Jian)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Kidneys, Spleen, Heart, Large Intestine, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (8 Total):

Ge Jie (Gecko)
Ge Jie (Gecko) 蛤蚧
Qty: 1 Pair
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Salty, Neutral
Latin: Gecko
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 60 Grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae)
Sang Bai Pi (Bark of Mulberry Root) 桑白皮
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Cold
Latin: Cortex Radicis Mori Albae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Xing Ren (Apricot Seed or Kernel) 杏仁
Qty: 150 grams
Chan: LI, LU
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin: Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing
Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae)
Chuan Bei Mu (Tendrilled Fritillaria Bulb) 川贝母
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: HT, LU
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Cool
Latin: Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat
Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis)
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome) 知母
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LU, ST, KI
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Rhizoma Anemarrhenae Aspheloidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 150 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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