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Spirityang (Rehmannia Eight Formula)

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Clinical Manifestations:
  • Kidney Yang Deficiency: lower back pain, weak lower extremities, cold sensations in the lower body, pain and cramps in the lower abdomen, impotence, premature ejaculation, dysuria or polyruia with edema sometimes to the point of urinary incontinence, breathing worse lying down and better leaning against something.
  • Tongue Appearances: pale and flabby body with a thin, white tongue coating
  • Pulse Patterns: deep, fine pulse at the chi (Kidney) position.
Formula Rationale:
Spirityang (Ba Wei Di Huang Wan) treats Kidney yang deficiency and/or deficiency of ming men (life gate) fire. This formula is essentially a modified formula from the famous Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet); in Spirityang (Ba Wei Di Huang Wan), Shu Di Huang (prepared Rehmannia root) and Rou Gui (Cinnamon Bark) are used instead of Sheng Di Huang (raw Rehmannia root) and Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) to provide more Kidney-yin nourishing and better Kidney-yang tonifying properties.

The chief herb in Spirityang is Shu Di Huang, which is included to tonify Kidney yin and jing (essence). Two of the deputy herbs - Shan Zhu Yu and Shan Yao - are to tonify Kidney & Liver yin and the Kidney & Spleen, respectively.

The other two deputies are Rou Gui (Cinnamom bark) and Fu Zi. Rou Gui benefits the joints, warms & unblocks the channels; Fu Zi tonifies source fire to dispel cold and eliminate dampness. Rou Gui  and Fu Zi  are only added in small amounts because that is more than adequate to ignite the ming men (life gate) fire and raise Kidney yang like a fire starter.

Moreover, in order to prevent the greasy nature of the yin tonic herbs from obstructing the qi flow, Ze Xie, Fu ling, and Mu Dan Pi are the assistant herbs included to balance the formula.

Clinical Applications:
  • Endocrine: diabetes mellitus, hyperaldosteronism, hypothyroidism;
  • Reproductive: benign prostate hyperplasia, male & female infertility, gynecomastia;
  • Genitourinary: nephritis, nephrosclerosis, chronic glomerulonephritis, urolithiasis, renal tuberculosis, proteniura, anuria, urinary incontinence, nocturia, prostate disorders;
  • Cardiovascular: coronary artery disease, arteriostenosis, hypertension, hypotension;
  • Respiratory: chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary emphysema
Ingredients (per capsule):
Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Extract 8:1.....337.5 mg
  (equivalent to 2.7 g of dried crude ingredients)
  Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia glutinosa) (prepared) (root).....100 mg
  Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus officinalis) (fruit).....50 mg
  Shan Yao (Dioscorea oppositifolia) (rhizome).....50 mg
  Fu Ling (Wolfiporia extensa) (sclerotium).....37.5 mg
  Mu Dan Pi (Paeonia suffruticosa) (root bark).....37.5 mg
  Ze Xie (Alisma plantago-aquatica subsp. Orientale) .....37.5 mg
   (rhizome and stolon)
  Rou Gui (Cinnamomum aromaticum) (branch bark).....12.5 mg
  Fu Zi (Aconitum carmichaelii) (prepared) (root).....12.5 mg

Non Medicinal Ingredients:
Certified organic apple fiber, pullulan/ hypromellose (capsule)

Suggested Use

Take 3 capsules 2 times daily, or as directed by your health care practitioner.


Do not use in patients with deficiency-heat rising, with symptoms such as a dry mouth and throat, and a red tongue with a scanty tongue coating. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Use with caution in patients who have poor appetite, loose stools, and chronic diarrhea caused by Spleen and Stomach deficiencies.

Supplement Facts
Take 3 Capsules Twice Per Day

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