Gui Pi Tang, 4oz
Gui Pi Tang, 4oz
|Brand||Five Flavors Herbs|
|Properties||This herbal formula may be used for any condition due to blood deficiency, like side effects of chemotherapy and radiation; heavy blood loss. May also be used for conditions of bruising, as well as depression.|
|Chinese Symptomology||Insomnia, interrupted sleep, drowsiness, heart palpitations; tired, achy or painful limbs, general fatigue, anemia, menstrual disharmony; irregular perspiration, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, poor vision, appetite disorders, nausea and bowel problems, memory loss, and overthinking.|
|Western Symptomology||Bodily fatigue, heart palpitations, amnesia, poor appetite, insomnia, anemia, uterine bleeding, blood in the stool.|
|Actions||Strengthens Spleen; tonifies Heart; nourishes Blood; calms the Heart's spirit (Shen).|
|Pattern||1) Heartspleen dual vacuity, taxation damage of the heart and spleen, qi and blood insufficiency, 2) spleen not containing the blood|
|Chinese name||Gui Pi Tang|
|English name||Restore the Spleen Decoction|
|Description||Within this formula, Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng), Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae), mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis), and Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), are all sweet and warm, supplement the spleen, and boost the qi. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), is sweet and acrid. It warms and nourishes the liver and engenders heart blood. Fu Ling (Poria), Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae), and Long Yan Rou (Arillus Longanae), are sweet and level or neutral in nature. They nourish the heart and quiet the spirit. Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae), joins and frees the flow between the heart and kidneys. It also stabilizes the mind and tranquilizes the heart. Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae), rectifies the qi and arouses the spleen. This ingredient is added because qiboosting, bloodsupplementing formulas use enriching, slimy ingredients which may stagnate the qi and hinder the spleen and stomachs function of movement and transformation. In addition, if the spleen becomes vacuous and weak, it a) commonly also becomes encumbered by dampness and B) the liver becomes depressed or more depressed.
This formula comes from Yan Hong-hes Song dynasty Ji Sheng Fang (Formulas to Aid the Living) published in 1253 CE.
Panax Ginseng root [Ren Shen], Astragalus root [Huang Qi], Atractylodes rhizome [Bai Zhu], Poria sclerotium [Fu Ling], Prepared Jujube seeds [Chao Suan Zao Ren], Longan fruit [Long Yan Rou], Costus root [Mu Xiang], Honey-Prepared Chinese Licorice root [Zhi Gan Cao], Angelica sinensis root [Dang Gui], Polygala root [Zhi Yuan Zhi].