- Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
- Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
- Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
Use with caution in yin deficiency or with patients with signs of liver yang rising
Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.
The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle. General indications are anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.
In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.
The Pulse will be thin and frail and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.
Kidney yang deficiency signs - low back pain, weakness in the legs, knees, low back, low energy, low libido, frequent urination.
The Pulse will be empty or frail and the Tongue will be pale and swollen with a thin white moist coat.
Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.
The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.
Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.
Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.