Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan Caps 120's, Blue Poppy

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This formula comes from Qin Jing-ming’s Qing dynasty Zheng Yin Mai Zhi (Patterns, Causes, Pulses & Treatments) published in 1702 CE. Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in 500 mg gelatin capsules.

Shu Di (cooked Radix Rehmanniae)
Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni)
Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan)

Functions: Supplements the kidneys and enriches yin, clears heat and rains fire

Indications: Kidney yin vacuity with internal heat manifesting as diabetes mellitus, chronic nephritis, chronic urinary tract infections, chronic leukorrhea, permenopausal and menopausal syndrome, chronic prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, gingivitis, tinnitus, etc.

Signs & symptoms of kidneys yin vacuity include:

  • Low back and knee soreness and limpness

  • Dizziness

  • Tinnitus and/or deafness

  • Night sweats

  • Bone-steaming and tidal fevers

  • Heat in the hands, feet, and/or heart

  • Dry mouth and throat

  • A red tongue with scanty fur

  • A fine, possibly rapid, possibly floating pulse

Signs & symptoms of internal heat include:

  • More severe night sweats, bone-steaming and tidal fever, and heat in the five hearts or centers

  • Swollen, inflamed gums

  • Scanty, dark yellow, possibly burning urination

  • A redder tongue

  • A faster, possibly surging pulse

Formula explanation: Within this formula, Shu Di is the sovereign ingredient. It enriches kidney yin, boosts the essence, and fills the marrow. Shan Zhu Yu assists in warming and enriching the kidneys and boosting the liver. Shan Yao enriches the kidneys and supplements the spleen. Ze Xie and Fu Ling lead yang down into the yin tract (i.e., into the urinary tract), thus leading ministerial fire back down to its lower source. Dan Pi drains liver fire and cools the blood. In addition, it quickens the blood and transforms stasis. Zhi Mu supplements yin and drains fire, while Huang Bai clears heat and eliminates dampness. Some Chinese authors also say that the combination of these two medicinals also leads ministerial fire back down to its lower source.

Dosage: According to Him-che Yeung in Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas, Vol. 2, the standard daily dose in decoction for this formula is 106 grams. Because of the 10:1 concentration ratio and the efficiency of our manufacturing process it would take only 15 capsules per day of Blue Poppy's version of this formula to equal the standard daily dose. The actual prescribed dose should be determined by the practitioner on a case by case basis.

My patient does present the signs and symptoms of:

Kidney yin vacuity Yes No
Internal heat Yes No

(Patients should manifest more severe, more prominent signs of heat then when using Liu Wei Di Huang Wan.)

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