Herb Formulas Notebook


Zuo Gui Wan

Restore the Left [Kidney] Pill

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Source: Collected Treatises of Jing-Yue (1624)
Author: Zhang Jie-Bin / Jing-Yue



Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Depletion of Kidney Yin, Essence and Marrow

Key Symptoms: Lightheadedness, vertigo, tinnitus, soreness and weakness in the lower back and legs, spontaneous and nocturnal emissions, spontaneous and night sweats, dry mouth and throat, thirst

Tongue: Red and shiny
Pulse: Thin, rapid



Ingredients
Shu Di Huang 24g
Shan Yao 12g (dry fried)
Shan Zhu Yu 12g
Gou Qi Zi 12g
Chuan Niu Xi 9g (wine washed)
Tu Si Zi 12g
Lu Jiao Jiao 12g
Gui Ban Jiao 12g

Subsitutions:
In the UK the following substitutions must be made:
Lu Jiao Jiao == Rou Cong Rong + Xu Duan
Gui Ban Jiao == Sheng Di Huang + Shu Di Huang



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Nourishes the Yin, enriches the Kidneys, fills the Essence, augments the Marrow

Contraindications: Excess Heat. Caution in Spleen and Stomach deficiency



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