Theory

Herbs That Tonify Yang - Functional Grouping Relationships


Herbs That Tonify Yang - General Concepts

  • Symptoms: Fear of cold, cold extremities, sore and weak lower back and lower extremities, pale tongue and a deep and weak pulse. Impotence, spermatorrhea, watery vaginal discharge, infertility, enuresis, polyuria, wheezing, daybreak diarrhea.
  • Warm and drying; may injure yin and assist the fire (not for patients with yin deficiency).


Herbs That Tonify Yang - Section Summary



The Herbs That Tonify Yang Grouping Has 18 Herbs In Our Database

Ba Ji Tian

  • Morinda Root
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - impotence, male or female infertility, premature ejaculation, frequent urination, urinary incontinence, irregular menses, low back pain and weakness, cold and painful abdomen.
    • Strengthen sinews and bones - back pain, muscular atrophy.
    • Expel wind/damp cold - back and leg qi pain, bi syndromes.

Bu Gu Zhi

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  • Psoralea Fruit
    • Tonify Kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, premature ejaculation, cold and painful lower back.
    • Stabilizs jing and reserves urine - enuresis, incontinence of urine, frequent urination, spermatorrhea.
    • Tonify and strengthen spleen yang - cold deficient spleen diarrhea, borborygmus, abdominal pain.
    • Aids kidneys to grasp lung qi - wheezing, asthma.
    • Apply topically for alopecia, psoriasis, vitiligo.

Dong Chong Xia Cao

  • Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, Cordyceps
    • Strengthen kidney, tonify yang - impotence, sore/weak back.
    • Tonify kidney yang, nourish lung yin, transform phlegm, stop cough - chronic cough, wheezing from deficiency, blood-streaked sputum.
    • Tonifies yin and yang, safe - can be used long term.

Du Zhong

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  • Eucommia Bark
    • Tonify liver and kidneys, strengthen sinews and bones - weak, painful knees and lower back, fatigue, frequent urination.
    • Promotes smooth flow of qi and blood circulation.
    • Calms the fetus - for cold deficient kidney patterns with bleeding during pregnancy, prevents miscarriages from deficiency.
    • Recently used for dizziness from liver yang rising (hypertension).

Ge Jie

  • Gecko
    • Strengthen kidneys, tonify lungs - help kidney grasp the qi, wheezing, asthma.
    • Assists kidney yang, strengthen essence and blood - impotence, day break diarrhea, urinary frequency.

Gou Ji

  • Chain Fern Rhizome
    • Tonifies liver and kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones - stiffness, soreness or weakness in lower back, spine, legs.
    • Expels wind and dampness - bi syndrome.
    • Urinary incontinence and vaginal discharges.

Gu Sui Bu

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  • Drynaria Rhizome
    • Tonify kidneys - weak low back and knee, diarrhea, tinnitus, decreased hearing, toothache, bleeding gums due to deficient kidneys.
    • Mending sinews and bones due to falls, fractures, contusions, sprains.
    • Stimulates growth of hair - used topically as a tincture for alopecia.

Hu Tao Ren

  • Walnut Nut
    • Tonify Kidneys - weak back and knees with coldness, frequent urination.
    • Warms lung, help kidney grasp lung qi - chronic cough, wheezing.
    • Moisten intestines - constipation in elderly patients.

Lu Jiao Jiao

  • Deer Antler Glue
    • Tonifies kidney yang - low energy, fertility issues.
    • Tonifies kidney essence - impotence, fertility, low sperm count
    • Stops bleeding - blood in the stools, excessive menstruation, blood in the urine

Lu Rong

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  • Elk/Deer Horn, Velvet
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - fatigue, impotence, cold limbs, lightheadedness, lower back and knee pain, tinnitus, frequent and clear urine.
    • Tonify the governing vessel, augments essence and blood, strengthens sinews and bones - children with mental/physical developmental issues.
    • Regulates the conception vessel, chong mai, and stabilizies the dai mai - cold deficient leukorrhea or uterine bleeding, infertility with a cold womb.
    • Tonifies and nourishes qi and blood - chronic ulcerations/yin-type boils (concave, clear fluid oozing, unhealing).

Rou Cong Rong

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  • Fleshy Stem of Broomrape
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - reproductive and urinary disorders such as impotence, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, posturinary dripping, cold pains in lower back and knees.
    • Warms womb - infertility, excessive uterine bleeding, leukorrhea from cold deficiency.
    • Moistens instestines - constipation, good for elderly or younger patients with blood and/or qi deficiency.

Sha Yuan Ji Li

  • Milkvetch Seed, Astragalus Seed
    • Tonify kidney yang, secures essence - lower back pain, tinnitus, impotence, premature ejaculation, frequent urination, incontinence, leukorrhea.
    • Strengthen kidney and liver - poor vision, blurred vision.

Suo Yang

  • Fleshy Stem of Cynomorium
    • Tonify kidney yang - impotence, frequent urination, spermatorrhea.
    • Nourish blood, tonify essence, strengthen sinews - motor impairment, paralysis from blood and jing deficiency.
    • Moisten instestines - constipation due to qi and/or blood deficiency.

Tu Si Zi

  • Chinese Dodder Seeds
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthens yin, secures essence, reserves urine - impotence, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, tinnitus, frequent urination, sore painful back, vaginal discharge.
    • Tonify kidney and liver, improves vision - liver and kidney yin and yang deficiency patterns with dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, floaters, etc.
    • Strengthen the spleen and kidneys - resolve diarrhea.
    • Calms the fetus - important herb for habitual and/or threatened miscarriage.

Xian Mao

  • Golden Eye Grass Rhizome
    • Tonify kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, urinary incontinence, nocturnal emission, infertility due to cold womb (woman) or cold jing (man).
    • Expel cold, eliminate damp - bi with generalized pain, pain and/or weakness in the bones and sinews, lower back and knee pain, cold abdomen.
  • Cautions
  • Avoid with yin deficiency, empty heat signs

Xu Duan

  • Japanese Teasel Root
    • Tonify liver and kidney, strengthen sinews and bones - lower back and/or knee weakness and pain, stiff joints.
    • Tonify without causing stagnation.
    • Stops uterine bleeding, calms the fetus - bleeding during pregnancy, threatened miscarriage.
    • Promote blood circulation, alleviate pain, generate flesh - traumatic injuries in the lower back and legs, external conditions such as sores.

Yi Zhi Ren

  • Black Cardamon
    • Warms the kidneys, retains essence, holds urine - spermatorrhea, frequent and copious urine, urinary incontinence, dribbling urine.
    • Warms the spleen, stops diarrhea - cold spleen or stomach patterns with diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excess salivation, thick/bad taste in the mouth.

Yin Yang Huo

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  • Arial Parts of Epimedium, Horny Goat Weed
    • Tonify kidney yang - impotence, spermatorrhea, frequent urination, poor memory, painful and cold lower back and knees.
    • Expel wind-damp, cold - spasms, cramps, joint pain, numbness in limbs.
    • Strengthen yin and yang, harnesses liver yang rising - dizziness, low back pain, irregular menses from liver and kidneys and subsequent liver yang rising.



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