Herb Formulas Notebook


Zi Zhu Wan

Magnetite and Cinnabar Pill

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Source: Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces (650)
Author: Sun Si-Miao



Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Ascendant Heart Yang with lack of communication between Heart and Kidneys

Key Symptoms: Palpitations, insomnia, tinntius, diminished visual and auditory acuity.
Secondary Symptoms: Seizures



Ingredients
Ci Shi 60g
Zhu Sha 30g
Shen Qu 120g

Subsitutions:
Zhu Sha is no longer used and requires substitution and in the UK Ci Shi must also be substituted. Standard substitutions are:

Ci Shi == Gong Lao Ye + Hu Po
Zhu Sha == Hu Po



Preparation: Ground into powder and made into small pills with honey.

Actions: Heavily sedates and calms the Shen, weighs down the Yang, improves vision and hearing

Contraindications: Fire from Liver and Kidney, weak digestive system.



Research Links:
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