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Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang 防己黄芪湯

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Stephania and Astragalus Combination

Shen Clinic TCM Consult

also known as: Fang Yi Huang Qi Tang, Fangji and Astragalus Combination, Fang Chi Huang Chi Tang

Source: Essentials From the Golden Cabinet


FANG JI HUANG QI TANG is traditionally used to treat Wind-Edema with signs of swelling, sweating, difficult or reduced urination. and a feeling of heaviness in the body or limbs. The pattern is caused by a deficiency in the exterior protective energy (WEI QI) that permits the invasion of Wind-Dampness.

  • Eliminate Dampness
  • Excessive Perspiration 
  • Supports Fluid Metabolism 
  • Promotes Circulation
  • Promotes Joint Health
  • Weight Loss Aid


  • Contraindicated for those with acute Excess type edema.
  • Contraindicated for those with Dampness Obstructing the Protective Yang.
  • Overdose can cause nausea and anorexia.

Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.

Formulas are intended for health care professionals or for those knowledgeable of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
TCM is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't usually recommended.  Best to start an E-Mail, TeleVisit, or Phone  Consultation.


GRANULES: Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, dissolved in liquid, best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed

Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for about 30-40 minutes, or until 3 cups of liquid remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a possible second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM.  Good quality herbs can often be boiled a second time, so If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator. Take 3 times daily.


How To Drink Chinese Herbal Decoctions

"If bad taste means strong medicine, you're cured. " Some people enjoy drinking herbal blends, but for many of us, effective doses of medicinal herbs taste bad. To make matters worse, cooking herbs can befoul your kitchen (if not your whole house). However using a little common sense can make this a lot easier.

First, while cooking herbs, ventilate the kitchen. This stops the odor from deterring you (and your family). If you find the taste of your medicine disagreeable, hold your nose when you drink your herbs. This eliminates almost all the taste. Drink your herbs lukewarm or at room temperature. Hot liquids must be sipped slowly. If you hate the taste, you'll want to drink it down quickly. Cold liquids have less taste but may be hard to digest.After drinking your medicine, chew a few raisins or place a drop of lemon juice on your tongue to eliminate any aftertaste.

Herbs can be absorbed up to 30% better when taken on an empty stomach. Allow at least a half hour after taking herbs before eating or taking additional medicines. There are some exceptions. If your medicine proves difficult to digest, try taking it with food or after eating. Some doctors believe that formulas designed for the upper body should be taken after eating. Some medicines are best taken with other liquids such as wine (injuries or vascular problems), broth (to aid digestion of the herbs), or salt water (messenger to the Kidneys).


Huang Qi 
(Radix Astragali Membranacei) 30%
Han Fang Ji 
(Radix Stephaniae Tetrandrae 24
Bai Zhu 
(Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 18
Zhi Gan Cao 
(Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis) 12
Sheng Jiang 
(Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens) 8
Da Zao 
(Fructus Jujubae) 8


* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?

• 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)
• SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
• GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)

** 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.

Choose: Granules, Whole Herbs, or Pills: 100g Granules