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Zan Yu Dan (Special Pill to Aid Fertility)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Actions:

  • Tonifies and warms the Kidneys

Indications:

  • Infertility, impotence, lethargy and listlessness, weak and aching lower back, pale complexion

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 honey to form into pills.
  • Take 3-9 grams, 2 times a day
  • To prepare as a decoction, reduce dosages 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, Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (14 Total):


Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Fu Zi (Processed Aconite) 附子
Qty: 60 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 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae)
Rou Cong Rong (Fleshy Stem of the Broomrape) 肉苁蓉
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LI, KI
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Warm
Latin: Herba Cistanchis Deserticolae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Ba Ji Tian (Morindae Officinalis Radix)
Ba Ji Tian (Morinda Root) 巴戟天
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Morindae Officinalis Radix
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Yin Yang Huo (Herba Epimedii)
Yin Yang Huo (Aerial Parts of Epimedium) 阴阳霍
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Herba Epimedii
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
She Chuang Zi (Fructus Cnidii Monnieni)
She Chuang Zi (Cnidium Seeds) 蛇床子
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: KI, SP
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Fructus Cnidii Monnieni
Cat: Substances for External Application
Jiu Cai Zi (Semen Allii Tuberosi)
Jiu Cai Zi (Chinese Leek/Onion Seed) 韭菜子
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Semen Allii Tuberosi
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Xian Mao (Rhizoma Curculiginis Orchioidis)
Xian Mao (Golden Eye Grass Rhizome) 仙茅
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin: Rhizoma Curculiginis Orchioidis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Shan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit, Cornus) 山茱萸
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin: Fructus Corni Officinalis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
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
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
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 180 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii Chinensis)
Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit, Matrimony Vine Fruit) 枸杞子
Qty: 180 grams
Chan: LIV, LU, KI
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 240 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi

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