Herbal Garden

Bao He Wan / 保和丸

Original Name: Bao He Wan / 保和丸

Action:
Promotes digestion, removes food stagnation, harmonizes stomach

Indication:
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

Indigestion
Food stagnation
Gastroenteritis
Gastroparesis<

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang / 补中益气汤

 

Arouse Centre Qi - Original Name: Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang / 补中益气汤

Action: 
Tonifies Qi, strengthens spleen, lifts up and tones prolapse of Qi and organs.

Indication: 
Spleen and Qi deficiency, Qi sinking.

Cong Rong Pian - 苁蓉通便片

Cong Rong Pian - Original Name: Cong Rong Pian 苁蓉通便片

Action: 
Nourishes kidney liver and blood, moisturize intestines and aid bowel movement

Indication: 
Constipation due to kidney and liver deficiency

Da Huoluo Wan / 大活络丸

Original Name: Da Huoluo Wan / 大活络丸

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

Indications:
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

Action:
Promotes Qi and blood circulation, removes blood stagnation

Indication:
Blood stagnation problems

Key Symptoms and Signs for Use:
Chest distress, angina pectoris, palpitations
Disperse Blood Stagnation pain in body.
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

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

Indication:
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

Action:
Warms Yang and expels cold, nourishes Qi and strengthens spleen

Indication:
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

Indication:
Heart and spleen deficiency
Blood and Qi deficiency

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan / 桂枝茯苓丸

Expel Uterus Stagnation - Original Name: Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan / 桂枝茯苓丸

Action: 
Moves blood, removes blood stasis, resolves mass

Indication: 
Blood stasis in uterus 

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi / 霍香正气

Exterior Damp Enteritis - Original Name: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi / 霍香正气

Action: 
Expels external wind cold, removes damp, harmonizes stomach and intestine

Indication: 
Acute attack of external wind cold and damp with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain

Jia Zhuang Tong / 甲狀通

Original Name: Jia Zhuang Tong / 甲狀通

Actions:
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

Indications:
Excess or deficient thyroid conditions

Jiang Zhi Pian / 降脂片

JIANG ZHI Original Name: Jiang Zhi Pian / 降脂片

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

Indication:
Obesity, hyperlipidaemia, high cholesterol

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

Action:
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.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan / 六味地黄丸

Action: 
Nourishes Yin and kidney

Indication: 
Kidney Yin deficiency
Fire due to kidney Yin deficiency

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan / 明目地黄丸

Eye Tonic - Original Name: Ming Mu Di Huang Wan / 明目地黄丸

Action: 
Nourishes kidneys and liver Yin, refreshes the eyes

Indication: 
Blurred vision caused by kidney and liver Yin deficiency

Pi Fu Bing Xue Du Wan - 皮膚病血毒

Pi Fu Bing Xue Du Wan - Original Name: 皮膚病血毒丸

Actions: 
Clears blood heat and damp heat, eliminates toxicity, removes blood stagnation, reduces swelling, relieves itching

Indications:
Damp heat and blood heat skin problems

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan / 杞菊地黃丸

Nourish Eyes - Original Name: Qi Ju Di Huang Wan / 杞菊地黃丸

Actions: 
Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin and refreshes the eyes

Indications:
Blurred vision caused by Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency

Qing Gan Jiang Ya Pian / 清肝降壓片

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

Action:
Subdues Liver Yang, clears Liver fire, nourishes Yin

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

San Qi / 三七

Original Name: Sanqi  / 三七

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

Indications:
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
Bleeding
Pain
 

Clinical application for reference:
Soft tissue injuries

Sang Ju Yin / 桑菊饮

 

Wind Heat Cough - Original Name: Sang Ju Yin / 桑菊饮

Action: 
Expels wind heat, relieves cough. Influenza with cough

Indication: 
External cough of wind heat pattern
Influenza with cough

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

Shi Quan Da Bu Tang / 十全大补汤

Maxitone - Original Name: Shi Quan Da Bu Tang / 十全大补汤

Action: 
Warms and nourishes Qi and blood

Indication: 
Qi and blood consumed

Shou Wu Pian / 首乌片

Original Name: Shou Wu Pian / 首乌片

Action:
Strengthens liver and kidney, nourishes essence

Indication:
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:
Alopecia
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.

Indication:
Insomnia and dreaminess
Anxiety, irritability
Palpitation
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

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

Indications:
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

Actions:
Warms Kidney Yang, supplements Kidney Qi, Yin and essence

Indications:
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

Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan /香砂养胃丸

Stomach Tonic: Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan /香砂养胃丸

Action: 
Nourishes stomach and smoothes stomach Qi

Indication: 
Stomach Qi deficiency and stagnation

Xiao Chai Hu Tang / 小柴胡汤

Shaoyang Formula - Original Name: Xiao Chai Hu Tang / 小柴胡汤

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

Indication:
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
Nausea
Bitter taste in the mouth,
Alternating attacks of chills and fever
Wiry pulse

Xiao Yao San / 逍遥丸

Merry Life Formula - Original Name: Xiao Yao San / 逍遥丸

Action: 
Smoothes liver Qi, nourishes liver blood,
Strengthens spleen

Indication: 
Liver Qi stagnation, liver blood deficiency, and spleen deficiency

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang / 血府逐瘀汤

Expel Stasis - Original Name: Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang / 血府逐瘀汤

Action: 
Moves Qi and blood, removes blood stasis, relieves pain

Indication: 
Blood stasis in chest and head

Yin Qiao Wan / 银翘丸

Exterior Heat - Original Name: Yin Qiao Wan / 银翘丸

Action: 
Expels external wind heat and toxic heat, clears sore throat

Indication: 
Wind heat pattern of influenza syndrome
Acute tonsillitis

You Gui Wan / 右归丸

Original Name: You Gui Wan / 右归丸

Action:
Nourishes kidney Yang and essence

Indication:
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)

Yu Ping Feng San / 玉屏风散

 

Tonic Defensive Qi - Original Name: Yu Ping Feng San / 玉屏风散

Action: 
Consolidates Wei Qi and stop spontaneous sweating

Indication: 
Wei Qi deficiency and easy susceptible to cold

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan / 知柏地黄丸

Clear Root Fire - Original Name: Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan / 知柏地黄丸

Action: 
Nourishes kidney Yin and removes deficiency fire

Indication: 
Yin deficiency
Fire due to kidney Yin deficiency