BA ZHEN TANG 八珍湯 - Nu Ke Ba Zhen Pian

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Eight Treasures

This formula is a combination of two base formulas, SI WU TANG to build blood, and SI JUN ZI TANG to strengthen QI.  QI and Blood are always together.  QI builds Blood, and Blood is the Mother of the QI.  This combination works especially well, because the four Spleen tonics (SI JUN ZI) aid in the digestion of the blood tonic (SI WU), which is difficult to digest.  This allows the body to absorb more from the herbs.  Though BA ZHEN TANG is most often used by women of childbearing age, it can be taken by both men and women as a general tonic.

BA ZHEN TANG comes from Cataloged Essentials for Correcting the Body by Zheng Ti Lei Yao.  It was published in 1529 by Bi Li-zhai. Do not confuse this formula, BA ZHEN WAN with BA ZHENG TANG (WAN).  The two are vastly different.

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

Indications for Use and Actions

  • Fatigue
  • Palor
  • Irregular, Light, or Difficult Menses
  • Supports Normal Menstrual Functions
  • Builds Blood
  • Tonifies QI

Other indications are:

heart palpitations, poor appetite, shortness of breath, fatigue, light headed or dizzy, pale tongue, or a weak thin pulse.

BA ZHEN WAN* Ingredients

  1. DANG GUI (Angelica Sinensis)
  2. CHUAN XIONG (Szechuan Lovage Root)
  3. BAI SHAO (White Peony Root)
  4. SHU DI HUANG (Rehmannia)
  5. REN SHEN (Ginseng)
  6. BAI ZHU (Atractylodes Rhizome)
  7. FU LING (Poria)
  8. ZHI GAN CAO (Honey Fried Licorice Root)


Safety of Ba Zhen Wan

Do not take during the common cold or other invasive conditions.  It could prolong these events.

Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended for chronic, recurring, long term, or serious conditions. To ensure the best outcome for yourself and minimize the cost and chance of side effects, you are urged to find a local TCM practitioner or Start an E-mail Consultation here and now.


How to Dose and Administer Eight Treasures

Tablets (750 mg) 2-3 tablets, 2-3 times a day, or as prescribed

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 1-2-quarts (or liters) of water or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Adjust lid to keep too much water from evaporating. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.

* What’s the Difference Between, Ba Zhen TANG, Ba Zhen PIAN, Ba Zhen WAN, or Ba Zhen SAN

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.




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