Ba Zhen Wan Eight Treasure Combination - TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name:  Eight Treasure Combination
  • Pinyin Name:  Ba Zhen Wan
Functional Groupings (See All)

Pale complexion, fatigue, low stamina, light headedness, vertigo, palpitations (may be frequent), anxiety, poor appetite, reduced energy for speaking.

The Pulse will be thin and frail or large and weak and the Tongue will be pale with a white coat.



Ba Zhen Wan Ingredients

Below you will find the (8) Chinese Medicinal Herbs that are commonly used to create Ba Zhen Wan (in alphabetical order). You may click on the name of the herb for more details.

TCM HerbEnglish NameClinical FunctionsFunctional Group
Bai ShaoWhite Peony Root
  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.
Herbs That Tonify Blood
  • Incompatible with Li Lu
  • Avoid in cases of yang deficiency and cold in the middle jiao - diarrhea, cold sensation in the stomach.
Bai ZhuAtractylodes (White) Rhizome
  • Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema.
  • Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.
  • Calms the fetus - arising from spleen deficiency.
Herbs That Tonify Qi
Chuan XiongSzechuan Lovage Root
  • Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis).
  • Expels wind and alleviates pain - headache (temporal, vertex), dizziness, painful obstructions, skin issues.
  • Headache - moves qi upward and alleviates pain; headaches due to wind, heat, cold, blood deficiency.
Herbs That Invigorate Blood
Dang GuiChinese Angelica Root
  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.
Herbs That Tonify Blood
Fu LingPoria, China Root
  • 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.
Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.
Ren ShenGinseng Root
  • Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss).
  • Tonify lung qi - wheezing, shortness of breath, w/kidneys failing to grasp the qi.
  • Strengthen the middle warmer - lethargy, no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of organs, distended chest/abdomen.
  • Generates fluids, stops thirst - xiao ke, damaged fluid due to high dever and profuse sweating.
  • Benefits heart qi, calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, restlessness due to qi and/or blood deficiency.
Herbs That Tonify Qi
  • Avoid tea and turnips while taking ginseng.
  • Antagonist with Wu Ling Zhi, Incompatible with Li Lu.
  • Avoid with high blood pressure and/or liver yang rising.
Shu Di HuangRehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root
  • This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried).
  • Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses, uterine bleeding, post partum bleeding.
  • Nourish yin - kidney yin deficiency with nightsweats, xiao ke, steaming bone disorder, nocturnal emissions.
Herbs That Tonify Blood
Zhi Gan CaoHoney Fried Licorice Root
  • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas. ┬áSee Gan Cao for complete information.
Herbs That Tonify Qi

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