15 comments on “Ginseng and Longan Combination (gui pi tang)”

This is one of the more delicious formulas available in the Chinese herbal pharmacy. As such, using it as an extract powder that is stirred into hot water and drunk as a tea is a great way to enjoy the healthful properties of this formula as well as a delicious beverage.

Some folks just dump the powder on to their tongue and wash it down with some water. That works too.

I tried to find a decent picture of a pale tongue with teethmarks. The best I could find is included in this article. However, if you look carefully, there are red dots at the tip and a yellow coating atop. It is also slightly purple. These aren’t the best indications for the use of this formula, but the pale body color with the teethmarks is. So, look for that.

My girl at 4 years old has all the above symptoms. Is the above concoction suitable for my girl? She is weak.

Hi Annie, the symptoms described above can be addressed by this formula, but of course I am simplifying things from the practice of Chinese medicine to something I can explain online. So, I don’t know if the formula here is going to help your daughter, however the good news is that this formula is exceedingly safe, even for kids, and so the risk of any problems is next to nil.

Because this formula is kind of delicious, you should probably get some of the powder and simply add it to your daugther’s juice or other drink. It melts better when it is stirred into a warm fluid than a cool one, but you can always sprinkle the “flavor crystals” atop her food too. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, 3x daily.

You can monitor her bruising to decide how this formula is working for her, but because this issue is due to “deficiency”, give it a little more time than let’s say a medicine for headache. Try it out for a month minimum.

I was just given this formula by an acupuncturist, and I do exhibit many of the symptoms listed above, but I’d like to know if any of the herbs contained in this formula are estrogenic. I do have spotting between periods, but I have endometriosis and absolutely cannot take any estrogenic herbs or my condition will be worsened. If you have any information on this, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

If this formula is the right one for you, it will not aggravate your other problems, more likely it’ll help address them. In private practices, this formula is commonly used to treat spotting between periods and other gynecological issues.

I have medicine from the hospital because I have a menstrual flow over 4 weeks now ( very heavy). My shiatshu therapist gave me this powder. Can I use it together?

Hi Karen, I don’t know of any interaction issues with this formula, so it should get along with everything else. Again, this is a very benign formula that is well-tolerated by everybody. However I don’t know what you’re taking and I encourage you to also ask your doctor who prescribed your anti-bleeding medicine.

Hi ,I’m a 53 yr old male with lowT and low libido,haven’t been sleeping well for over 1 year .been told I have kidney heart disharmony.what would u recommend for my conditions ,would love to just feel better!!thanks so much

I am a Chinese medicine student and love up your website. Is there a book you recommend for understanding formulas better? Beside Bensky.
Thank you

Susan, actually I haven’t read all of the new formulas book. I would suggest you really read the introduction to both the Bensky formula and single herbs book. Other books would be Jason Blalack’s book from his teacher. Huang Huang on the 10 formula families. To learn the formulas look at Jake Fratkins or other patent books. These help just look at symtomology without the advanced stuff that Bensky has. Once you get to Shang Han Lun look at some Kampo books. Hope this helps.

Hello.
I was recommended to take Gui Pi Tang, so I found your website, very helpful. However, I had question. I found another website bluedragonherbs that have similar formula except one additional formula: Saussurea; Aucklandia
Mu Xiang
Radix Auklandia Lappae
Would you be kind to let me know what is this formula for and why is it not in your formulation?
Thanks much…
We are in the process of trying to get pregnant.

Mu Xiang is often in the formula and sometimes not. It helps regulate the stomach and to help the other herbs digest. Its not a vital herb in this formula but I’m also not sure why we don’t include it here. Sometimes herbs get scarce or super expensive so we can’t include them. It could also be that we used to buy full formulas from a distributor and they didn’t include it so to prevent confusion we left it out. Nowadays we make most of the formulas individually so we may put Mu Xiang back in.

That being said, Blue Dragon is a great company also. Michael is a friend and I worked for him at one time.

I was recently given the Ginseng & Longan Formula by my LAc for digestive problems. Your website explained this herb very thoroughly and I can relate to a lot of the other symptons talked about. Thank you very much. This has helped me understand the Ginseng & Longan Formula.

This is one of the more delicious formulas available in the Chinese herbal pharmacy. As such, using it as an extract powder that is stirred into hot water and drunk as a tea is a great way to enjoy the healthful properties of this formula as well as a delicious beverage.

Some folks just dump the powder on to their tongue and wash it down with some water. That works too.

I tried to find a decent picture of a pale tongue with teethmarks. The best I could find is included in this article. However, if you look carefully, there are red dots at the tip and a yellow coating atop. It is also slightly purple. These aren’t the best indications for the use of this formula, but the pale body color with the teethmarks is. So, look for that.

My girl at 4 years old has all the above symptoms. Is the above concoction suitable for my girl? She is weak.

Hi Annie, the symptoms described above can be addressed by this formula, but of course I am simplifying things from the practice of Chinese medicine to something I can explain online. So, I don’t know if the formula here is going to help your daughter, however the good news is that this formula is exceedingly safe, even for kids, and so the risk of any problems is next to nil.

Because this formula is kind of delicious, you should probably get some of the powder and simply add it to your daugther’s juice or other drink. It melts better when it is stirred into a warm fluid than a cool one, but you can always sprinkle the “flavor crystals” atop her food too. Use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon, 3x daily.

You can monitor her bruising to decide how this formula is working for her, but because this issue is due to “deficiency”, give it a little more time than let’s say a medicine for headache. Try it out for a month minimum.

I was just given this formula by an acupuncturist, and I do exhibit many of the symptoms listed above, but I’d like to know if any of the herbs contained in this formula are estrogenic. I do have spotting between periods, but I have endometriosis and absolutely cannot take any estrogenic herbs or my condition will be worsened. If you have any information on this, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

If this formula is the right one for you, it will not aggravate your other problems, more likely it’ll help address them. In private practices, this formula is commonly used to treat spotting between periods and other gynecological issues.

I have medicine from the hospital because I have a menstrual flow over 4 weeks now ( very heavy). My shiatshu therapist gave me this powder. Can I use it together?

Hi Karen, I don’t know of any interaction issues with this formula, so it should get along with everything else. Again, this is a very benign formula that is well-tolerated by everybody. However I don’t know what you’re taking and I encourage you to also ask your doctor who prescribed your anti-bleeding medicine.

Hi ,I’m a 53 yr old male with lowT and low libido,haven’t been sleeping well for over 1 year .been told I have kidney heart disharmony.what would u recommend for my conditions ,would love to just feel better!!thanks so much

Hey Len, for that diagnosis of Kidney Heart disharmony we like Tian Wan Bu Xin Dan.

http://eagleherbs.com/buy/ginseng-and-zizyphus-formula-tian-wang-bu-xin-dan-3898

I am a Chinese medicine student and love up your website. Is there a book you recommend for understanding formulas better? Beside Bensky.

Thank you

Susan, actually I haven’t read all of the new formulas book. I would suggest you really read the introduction to both the Bensky formula and single herbs book. Other books would be Jason Blalack’s book from his teacher. Huang Huang on the 10 formula families. To learn the formulas look at Jake Fratkins or other patent books. These help just look at symtomology without the advanced stuff that Bensky has. Once you get to Shang Han Lun look at some Kampo books. Hope this helps.

Hello.

I was recommended to take Gui Pi Tang, so I found your website, very helpful. However, I had question. I found another website bluedragonherbs that have similar formula except one additional formula: Saussurea; Aucklandia

Mu Xiang

Radix Auklandia Lappae

Would you be kind to let me know what is this formula for and why is it not in your formulation?

Thanks much…

We are in the process of trying to get pregnant.

Mu Xiang is often in the formula and sometimes not. It helps regulate the stomach and to help the other herbs digest. Its not a vital herb in this formula but I’m also not sure why we don’t include it here. Sometimes herbs get scarce or super expensive so we can’t include them. It could also be that we used to buy full formulas from a distributor and they didn’t include it so to prevent confusion we left it out. Nowadays we make most of the formulas individually so we may put Mu Xiang back in.

That being said, Blue Dragon is a great company also. Michael is a friend and I worked for him at one time.

I was recently given the Ginseng & Longan Formula by my LAc for digestive problems. Your website explained this herb very thoroughly and I can relate to a lot of the other symptons talked about. Thank you very much. This has helped me understand the Ginseng & Longan Formula.