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Ba Zhen Tang #B2010

Bio Essence Herbal Essentials

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Pin Ying Name: Ba Zhen Tang

English Name: Eight Treasure Decoction

Chinese Name: 八珍湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-9g

Tonifies Qi and strengthens the Spleen and Stomach.

With Shu Di Huang, for severe Qi and Blood Deficiency due to loss of blood and Qi and Yin Deficiency. With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen. With Bai Zhu, Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency with Dampness, anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal distention and fatigue. With Shu Di Huang, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling and Bai Shao, for Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 6-27g

Substitues for Ren Shen

PoriaRz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 3-12g

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi and dries Dampness.

With Shu Di Huang and Bai Shao, for restless fetus due to Blood Deficiency, often with palpitations. With Fu Ling and Zhi Gan Cao, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency. With Fu Ling and Sheng Jiang, for edema with Kidney Yang Deficiency. With Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui and Bai Shao, for unstable pregnancy with Blood Deficiency.

Poria Fu Ling 3-15g

Dries Dampness and strengthens the Spleen.

With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu, for weak and deficient Spleen with fatigue, anorexia and loose stools.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1.5-6g

Augments Qi, ,warms and strengthens the Middle Jiao and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Ren Shen, for anorexia, fatigue and loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 3-18g

Strengthens the Liver and Kidneys, and nourishes the Yin of the Blood.

With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency marked by dizziness, palpitations, insomnia and menstrual dysfunction. With Bai Shao, Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong, for anemia. With Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Dang Gui and Bai Shao, for anemia with fatigue and weakness.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-15g

Tonifies Blood and preserves Yin.

With Shu Di Huang, strongly tonifies Liver Blood. With Shu Di Huang and Dang Gui, for dizziness, blurred vision, and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Stasis. With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3-15g

Tonifies and invigorates the Blood, moistens the Intestines and regulates the relationship between the Liver and Kidneys.

With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood and treats Blood Deficiency Heat. With Bai Shao, Shu Di Huang and Chuan Xiong, for menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Blood Stasis. With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood. With Bai Shao and Fu Ling, for diarrhea during pregnancy with mild abdominal pain. With Chuan Xiong, harmonizes, nourishes and invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis. With Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Shu Di Huang and Bai Shao, for general menstrual disorders with fatigue and weakness due to Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Rz. Ligustici Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 3-9g

Invigorates the Blood, activates Qi, releases constraint and alleviates pain.

With Dang Gui, harmonizes, nourishes and invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses, and amenorrhea. With Dang Gui, Shu Di Huang and Bai Shao, for headache from Blood Deficiency.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-3g

Regulates the Spleen and Stomach.

With Da Zao, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen, harmonizes the Ying and Wei, Nourishes the Blood, prevents injury from harsh Blood movers and assists the movement of Qi.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao 1.5-5g

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, nourishes the Blood, calms the Spirit and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Ren Shen, Bai Shao and Fu Ling, for weakness and lassitude due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency. with Sheng Jiang, enhances the effects of other Qi and Blood tonifying herbs by facilitating their digestion and absorption.

Formula Actions
  • Tonifies and augments Qi and Blood
Syndromes
  • Qi and Blood Deficiency
  • Liver and Spleen Deficiency
Clinical Manifestations
  • Pallid or sallow complexion
  • Palpitations with anxiety that may be continuous
  • Reduced appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Laconic speech
  • Easily fatigued extremities
  • Light-headedness and/or vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Anorexia
  • Thirst
  • Course skin
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Lassitude
  • Severe chills and fever
  • Under weight
  • Midline pain in women
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Lumbago in women
  • Severe chills and fever
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Weight loss
  • Abscesses that neither suppurate nor improve
  • Continuous spotting from uterine bleeding
  • Weakness of the limbs
  • Itching
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thin and frail or Large and Deficient without strength
Treats
  • Circulatory problems
  • Malnutrition
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Non-healing ulcers
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Peripheral neuritis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Weakness during convalescence
  • Lumbago in women
  • Breech presentation
  • Chronic abscesses
  • Degeneration of the circulatory and digestive organs
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Eczema
  • Headache
  • Alopecia
  • Dizziness
  • Red vaginal discharge
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Blurred vision
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Numbness
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Dermatitis
  • Deafness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Night sweats
  • Puerperal fever
  • Dyspnea
  • Gingivitis
  • Abdominal pain during pregnancy
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Irritability during pregnancy
  • Eclampsia
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic diseases
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Habitual miscarriage
  • Nervous ulcers
  • Sheehan's disease
  • Orbital optic neuritis
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Recovery from chronic illness
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Prevention of miscarriage
  • Neurasthenia
  • All kinds of chronic diseases
  • Metrorrhagia during pregnancy
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility
  • Breast discharge
  • Excessive tearing when exposed to Wind
  • Vertigo
  • Uterine myoma
  • Stomach cancer
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Anorexia
  • Paresthesia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Behcet's disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Palpitations
  • Hypotension
  • Dysphagia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Lung cancer
  • Strangury
  • Periodontitis
  • Constipation
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
  • Postpartum constipation
  • Stiff neck
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat or Excess conditions.