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You Gui Wan (Restore the Right (Kidney) Pill)

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  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

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 substances into an even powder and use honey to form into pills.
  • Take 9-15 grams, 2-3 times a day with warm water.
  • To prepare as a decoction, reduce quantities appropriately.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs

Substances in this Formula (10 Total):

Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 60-180 grams
Chan: HT, KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: 60-120 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Lu Jiao Jiao (Gelatinum Cornu Cervi)
Lu Jiao Jiao (Deer Horn Gelatin) 鹿角胶
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Gelatinum Cornu Cervi
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Shu Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Steamed with Water or Alcohol, Rehmannia) 熟地黄
Qty: 240 grams
Chan: LIV, KI, (HT)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus) 山茱萸
Qty: 90 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin: Fructus Corni Officinalis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea) 山药
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit) 枸杞子
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae Chinensis)
Tu Si Zi (Chinese Dodder Seeds) 菟丝子
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Cuscutae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark) 杜仲
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Spicy, Warm
Latin: Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 90 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
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