Dang Gui Yin Zi
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Dang Gui Yin Zi #2230

Pin Ying Name: Dang Gui Yin Zi

English Name: Dong Quai & Tribulus Decoction

Chinese Name: 當歸飲子

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 4-30g

Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, and generates fluids.

With Bai Shao, for Blood Deficiency Heat.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 5-30g

Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh and alleviates pain.

With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood and treats Blood Deficiency Heat. with Bai Shao and Chai Hu, for dysmenorrhea from Liver Qi Stagnation and Blood Deficiency. With Chuan Xiong, harmonizes, nourishes and invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-30g

Nourishes the Blood, Softens the Liver, relieves pain and calms Liver Yang and Wind.

With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.

Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 3-30g

Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Wind and alleviates pain.

With Fang Feng and Jing Jie, for headache due Wind-Cold Invasion. With Sheng Di Huang, Bai Shao and Dang Gui, for headache due to Blood Deficiency.

Dry-fried Fr. Tribuli Chao Bai Ji Li 3-30g

Calms the Liver, anchors Yang, dredges Liver Qi, disperses Stagnation, dispels Wind and stops itching.

With Dang Gui, He Shou Wu, and Fang Feng, for excruciating itching from ascendant Liver Yang and Blood Deficiencies.

Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie 1.5-30g

Releases the exterior, expels Wind, vents rashes and relieves itching.

With Fang Feng, for pruritic itching. With Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong, for itching, and tremors of the hands and feet from Wind due to Blood Deficiency.

Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-30g

Releases the exterior and expels External Wind.

With Jing Jie, expels Wind and stops itching. With Jing Jie and Bai Ji Li, for German measles, pruritis and other skin ailments.

Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 1.5-15g

Tonifies Qi and Blood.

Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu 2-15g

Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, nourishes the Blood and Jing and expels Wind from the skin by nourishing the Blood.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-15g

Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-10g

Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration, disperses Cold and reduces the toxicity of other the herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Moistens Dryness
  • Clears Heat
  • Dispels Wind
  • Relieves itching
  • Skin disorders due to Blood Deficiency with External Wind
Clinical Manifestations
  • Chronic eczema with thick, dry, dark flaky skin
  • Anemia
  • Itching which is worse at night
  • Swelling
  • Abscesses
  • Ulceration
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thready, floating and rapid or Thin and wiry
  • Eczema
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Psoriasis Chinese
  • Measles
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Itching
  • Carbuncles
  • Furuncles
  • Atrophy of the sebaceous glands, sweat glands and skin tissue
  • Drug-induced dermatitis