Zhu Sha An Shen Wan (Cinnabar Pill to Calm the Spirit)
Formula 7 of 9 in Formulas that Calm the Spirit
- Formulas that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
- Heart Fire injuring Yin and Blood
- Clears Heart Fire, Sedates the Heart, calms the spirit, and tonifies Yin
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Red tongue
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Thin rapid pulse
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
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- This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.
- Pills. Grind Huang Lian, Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang, and Zhi Gan Cao into an even powder and form into pills. The pills were traditionally coated with Zhu Sha.
- Take one 6-9 gram dose once a day before bedtime, or twice a day.
- Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction. Zhu Sha was traditionally taken with the strained decoction.
Originally Appeared In:
- Clarifying Doubts About Injury from Internal and External Causes (Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Heart, Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver, Spleen, Kidneys
There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Zhu Sha (Qty: 15 grams (refined with water))
Sweet, Cool, Toxic
Huang Lian (Qty: 18 grams)
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Dang Gui (Qty: 7.5 grams)
HT, LIV, SP
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
State of Return
Sheng Di Huang (Qty: 7.5 grams)
HT, KI, LIV
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
shēng dì huáng
Fresh Earth Yellow
Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 16.5 grams)
All 12 Channels
zhì gān căo