BA ZHEN TANG - Eight Treasure Decoction
BA ZHEN TANG
Also known as Woman's Precious formula or Eight Treasures
This formula is a combination of two base formulas, SI WU TANG to build blood, and SI JUN ZI TANG to strengthen QI. QI and Blood are always together. QI builds Blood, and Blood is the Mother of the QI. This combination works especially well, because the four Spleen tonics (SI JUN ZI) aid in the digestion of the blood tonic (SI WU), which is difficult to digest. This allows the body to absorb more from the herbs. Though BA ZHEN TANG is most often used by women of childbearing age, it can be taken by both men and women as a general tonic.
BA ZHEN TANG comes from Cataloged Essentials for Correcting the Body by Zheng Ti Lei Yao. It was published in 1529 by Bi Li-zhai. Do not confuse this formula, BA ZHEN WAN with BA ZHENG TANG (WAN). The two are vastly different.
Indications for Use and Actions
Irregular, Light, or Difficult Menses
Supports Normal Menstrual Functions
Other indications are:
heart palpitations, poor appetite, shortness of breath, fatigue, light headed or dizzy, pale tongue, or a weak thin pulse.
BA ZHEN WAN (TANG or SAN) Ingredients
DANG GUI (Angelica Sinensis)
CHUAN XIONG (Szechuan Lovage Root)
BAI SHAO (White Peony Root)
SHU DI HUANG (Rehmannia)
REN SHEN (Ginseng)
BAI ZHU (Atractylodes Rhizome)
FU LING (Poria)
ZHI GAN CAO (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Proportions can vary.
Ba Zhen Tang is often used in chronic diseases. Best to see a professional herbalist about these conditions.
Possible side effects and contraindications
Do not take during the common cold or other invasive conditions. It could prolong these events.
This formula is extremely safe, and can be taken, in smaller amounts, as a general QI and Blood tonic. However the formula works only on signs and symptoms caused by blood-qi deficiency. It does not work if symptoms generated by other causes. Best to see an experienced Chinese herbologist for prolonged ailments.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Please note, this product cannot be returned, refunded, or exchanged.