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Tu Si Zi Wan (Cuscuta Seed Pill)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Submerged thin 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:

  • Pills. Grind all ingredients into an even powder and use wine to form into pills.
  • Take 3-9 grams, 2-3 times a day, with salted water
  • To prepare as a decoction, reduce dosages appropriately

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Kidneys, Liver, Large Intestine, Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Bladder, Stomach, Small Intestine

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):


Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae Chinensis)
Tu Si Zi (Chinese Dodder Seeds) 菟丝子
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Cuscutae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Lu Rong (Cornu Parvum Cervi)
Lu Rong (Velvet of Young Deer Antler) 鹿茸
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Cornu Parvum Cervi
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae)
Rou Cong Rong (Fleshy Stem of the Broomrape) 肉苁蓉
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: LI, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea) 山药
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae)
Wu Yao (Lindera Root) 乌药
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: BL, KI, LU, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit) 五味子
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LU
Prop: Sour, Warm
Latin: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Sang Piao Xiao (Ootheca Mantidis)
Sang Piao Xiao (Mantis Egg Case) 桑螵蛸
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Latin: Ootheca Mantidis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae)
Yi Zhi Ren (Black Cardamom, Alpinia Oxyphylla Fruit) 益知仁
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Mu Li (Oyster Shell) 牡蛎
Qty: 60 grams (Calcined)
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin: Concha Ostreae
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Ji Nei Jin (Endothelium Comeum Gigeriae Galli)
Ji Nei Jin (Chicken Gizzard's Internal Lining) 鸡内金
Qty: 15 grams
Chan: BL, SI, SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Endothelium Comeum Gigeriae Galli
Cat: Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

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