Herbal Garden

Bao He Wan / 保和丸

Original Name: Bao He Wan / 保和丸

Promotes digestion, removes food stagnation, harmonizes stomach

Food stagnation, indigestion

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Epigastric bloating, and fullness
Belching and be sick of food
Eructation with fetid odor
Tongue: thick greasy coating
Pulse: slippery

Food stagnation

Da Huoluo Wan / 大活络丸

Original Name: Da Huoluo Wan / 大活络丸

Moves Qi and blood, removes blood stagnation and opens the meridians and collaterals, unblocks Bi syndrome (painful obstruction syndrome) and relieves pain

Pain due to Qi and blood stagnation blocking the meridians and collaterals

Dan Shen Pian / 丹参片

Original Name: Dan Shen Pian / 丹参片

Promotes Qi and blood circulation, removes blood stagnation

Blood stagnation problems

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Chest distress, angina pectoris, palpitations
Fixed pain in body.
Poor circulation in the extremities
Tongue: Purple, or brown spots
Pulse: Rough

Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang / 独活寄生汤

Original Name: Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang / 独活寄生汤

Removes wind, damp and cold, restores free flow of Qi and blood in meridians, relieves arthralgia, benefits liver and kidney

Bi syndromes of wind cold and damp pattern

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Stiffness, pain, aches, heaviness and numbness of joints and muscles
Intolerance to cold
Tongue: pale

Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan / 附子理中丸

Original Name: Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan / 附子理中丸

Warms Yang and expels cold, nourishes Qi and strengthens spleen

Deficiency and cold of spleen and stomach

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Cold pain in the epigastrium and abdomen
Watery diarrhea
Do not have desire for drink
Pale tongue with whitish and over moistured coating
Slow and weak pulse

Gui Pi Wan / 归脾丸

Original Name: Gui Pi Wan / 归脾丸

Action: Nourishes spleen and heart, blood and Qi

Heart and spleen deficiency
Blood and Qi deficiency

Jia Zhuang Tong / 甲狀通

Original Name: Jia Zhuang Tong / 甲狀通

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, nourishes Qi, Yin, Yang, moves blood, clears heat, resolves phlegm Unblocks the secretion of thyroid hormones in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (HPA axis), detoxifies the thyroid gland, improves immune defence, promotes overall bodily functions

Excess or deficient thyroid conditions

Jiang Zhi Pian / 降脂片

Original Name: Jiang Zhi Pian / 降脂片

Clear fat phlegm and damp heat, remove body stagnation, and nourish Qi

Obesity, hyperlipidaemia, high cholesterol

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Obesity (correct dietary adjustments should also be applied)
Hyperlipemia, high cholesterol
Or with restlessness
Soft or slippery pulse

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan / 金匮肾气丸

Original Name: Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan / 金匮肾气丸

Tonifies kidney Yang

Indication: Kidney Yang deficiency

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Aching and lassitude in lower back and legs
Cold feeling in the lower part of the body
Abnormal urination
Decreased libido, impotence
Tongue: Pale corpulence, white coating.
Pulse: Deep thready slow.

Qing Gan Jiang Ya Pian / 清肝降壓片

Original Name: Qing Gan Jiang Ya Pian / 清肝降壓片

Subdues Liver Yang, clears Liver fire, nourishes Yin

Hypertension, dizziness and headache due to hyperactivity of Liver Yang and Kidney Yin deficiency

San Qi / 三七

Original Name: Sanqi  / 三七

Removes blood stagnation, reduces swelling, relieves pain, stops bleeding

Soft tissue injuries, bleeding, fractures

Key symptoms and signs for use:
Muscle and tendon injuries
External injuries with bruising
Fractures that have been set
Inflammation, swelling

Clinical application for reference:
Soft tissue injuries

Shen Ling Bai Zhu San / 参苓白术散

Original Name: Shen Ling Bai Zhu San / 参苓白术散

Action: Tonifies Qi, strengthens spleen, and removes dampness

Indication: Qi deficiency and damp retention

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Poor appetite, chronic diarrhea, feeling of nausea
Sallow complexion, tiredness
Feeling of heaviness and lassitude of limbs
Tongue: White greasy coating
Pulse: Thready, soft or deficiency

Shou Wu Pian / 首乌片

Original Name: Shou Wu Pian / 首乌片

Strengthens liver and kidney, nourishes essence

Kidney and liver essence deficiency

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Alopecia, hair loss
Early appearance of white or grey hair and beard
Poor memory
Lassitude in back and legs
Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Deficiency

Clinical Application for Reference:
Hair loss
Thin or premature graying of hair
High cholesterol

Suan Zao Ren / 酸枣仁

Original Name: Suan Zao Ren  / 酸枣仁

Action: Nourishes blood, clears heat, calms mind.

Insomnia and dreaminess
Anxiety, irritability
Night sweating
Pulse: wiry, thready

Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan / 天王補心丸

Original Name: Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan / 天王補心丸

Nourish Yin and blood, tonify Heart and Kidney, calm the shen

Heart and Kidney deficiency, Yin and blood deficiency patterns of insomnia and anxiety

Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan / 五子衍宗丸

Original Name: Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan / 五子衍宗丸

Warms Kidney Yang, supplements Kidney Qi, Yin and essence

Male or female infertility, impotence, abnormal urination

Key symptoms and signs for use:
Aching and lassitude in the lower back and legs
Abnormal urination
Decreased libido, impotence, oligospermia

Xiao Chai Hu Tang / 小柴胡汤

Original Name: Xiao Chai Hu Tang / 小柴胡汤

Action: Harmonizes Shaoyang (exterior and interior), liver and stomach

Shaoyang Syndrome (external pathogen in between superficial and internal, liver and gallbladder)
Disharmony of exterior and interior, liver and gallbladder

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Fullness in the chest
Bitter taste in the mouth,
Alternating attacks of chills and fever
Wiry pulse

You Gui Wan / 右归丸

Original Name: You Gui Wan / 右归丸

Nourishes kidney Yang and essence

Kidney Yang and essence deficiency. Yang is kept apart in the exterior by excess Yin in the interior (a state of extreme cold inside the body, but with manifestations of pseudo-heat syndrome)