Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
Pin Ying Name: Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
English Name: Ginseng & Zizyphus Decoction
Chinese Name: 天王補心丹
Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Actions|
|Rx. Rehmanniae||Sheng Di Huang||
Cools Heart Fire, clears Heat, cools the Blood and enriches Yin and Blood.
With Xuan Shen, for dry throat, irritability, a red tongue and a thready rapid pulse due to Yin Xu with Fire Flaring.
|Rx. Ginseng||Ren Shen||
Tonifies Heart Qi and calms the Shen.
With Fu Ling, assists Heart Qi. With Mai Men Dong and Wu Wei Zi, for Qi and Yin Xu.
|Rx. Codonopsis||Dang Shen||
Substitute for Ren Shen.
|Rx. Asparagi||Tian Men Dong||
Enriches the Yin and generates Fluids.
With Mai Men Dong, for Yin Xu with injured Fluids. With Mai Men Dong and Xuan Shen, clears Xu Heat and nourishes Yin.
|Rx. Ophiopogonis||Mai Men Dong||
Enriches the Yin and clears the Heart.
With Ren Shen and Wu Wei Zi, for exhaustion, increased Heart rate, profuse perspiration and wheezing due to severe Heart and Lung Xu.
|Rx. Scrophulariae||Xuan Shen||
Enriches Yin and clears Heat.
|Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae||Dan Shen||
Invigorates, cools and nourishes the Blood and clears Heat.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Blood to nourish the Heart without causing Stasis. With Suan Zao Ren and Bai Zi Ren, for Heart Blood Xu with palpitations and insomnia.
Strengthens the Spleen and pacifies the Heart.
With Suan Zao Ren, Wu Wei Zi and Yuan Zhi, for palpitations and insomnia.
|Poria Pararadicis||Fu Shen||
May substitute for Fu Ling.
|Rx. Polygalae||Yuan Zhi||
Calms the Shen, sedates the Heart and opens the channel between the Heart and Kidneys.
With Bai Zi Ren, calms the Shen. With Fu Shen and Suan Zao Ren, for irritability, disorientation, palpitations, anxiety and insomnia due to Heart Blood Xu.
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui||
Nourishes and invigorates Blood.
|Fr. Schisandrae||Wu Wei Zi||
Tonifies Qi, tonifies Kidney Jing, nourishes the Heart, calms the Shen, generates Fluids and astringes excessive perspiration.
With Suan Zao Ren, astringes Heart Qi. With Suan Zao Ren and Sheng Di Huang, for Heart Qi Xu with insomnia, irritability and forgetfulness.
|Sm. Platycladi||Bai Zi Ren||
Nourishes the Heart and Kidneys, calms the Shen and astringes Yin Xu perspiration.
With Yuan Zhi and Suan Zao Ren, for insomnia, and palpitations due to Heart Blood Xu.
|Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae||Suan Zao Ren||
Nourishes Heart Yin, augments Liver Blood, calms the Shen and astringes sweat.
With Wu Wei Zi, prevents leakage of Heart Qi.
|Rx. Platycodi||Jie Geng||
Directs actions of the formula upwards.
Sedates the Heart and anchors and calms the Shen.
With Suan Zao Ren, Bai Zi Ren and Dang Gui, for insomnia or palpitations with anxiety due to Blood Xu.
|Rz. Coptidis||Huang Lian||
Clears Heart Fire - used in some versions.
|Rz. Acori Tatarinowii||Shi Chang Pu||
Opens Orifices and calms the Shen - used in some versions.
- Enriches the Yin
- Nourishes the Blood
- Tonifies the Heart and Kidneys
- Calms the Shen
- Clears Heat
- Heart Yin Xu
- Heart and Kidney Yin Xu (with Fire Flaring)
- Heart and Kidney Yin Xu with Heart Blood Xu
- Very restless sleep
- Inability to think or concentrate even for short periods
- Nocturnal emissions
- Dry stools
- Mouth sores
- Tongue sores
- Low grade afternoon fever
- Dream disturbed sleep
- Night sweats
- T: Red
- C: Little
- P: Rapid or Thready and rapid
- Coronary Heart disease
- Menopause syndrome
- Chronmic urticaria
- Aphthous ulcers
- Angina pectoris
- Parkinson's disease
- Drug abuse
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Night sweats
- Nocturnal emissions
- Mental disturbances
- Emotional instability
- Sinus tachycardia
- Viral myocarditis
- Attention deficit disorder
- Thromboangitis obliterans
- Bi-polar disorder
- Low-grade fever
- Anxiety neurosis
- Involutional psychosis
- Panic attacks
- Low back pain
- Congestive Heart failure
- Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach weakness with loose stools.
- Contraindicated for those with Phlegm-Damp Stagnation.
- Do not take long term.
- While taking this formula, avoid cilantro, garlic, radishes seafood and liquor.