Tang-Kuei and Ginseng Eight Combination
Da Zao, (“Big Date”) stimulates digestion and the appetite. Tastes great too!

Alternative Names

  • pa chen tang
  • ba zhen tang
  • Eight Treasure Decoction


  • supports blood health
  • stimulates digestive fundtions
  • strengthens lower back
  • stimulates energy
  • regulates menstruation


(Note that we have another formula Ba ZHENG San {with a G} – for painful urination among other things. This causes a lot of confusion – even for Chinese speakers.)

Chinese medicine teaches that qi is the master of blood, while blood is the mother of qi. As such, there are important relationships between the two. The qi energy of the Heart propels the blood about the body, while the blood nourishes the organs needed for the production of the qi.

To have one, you must have the other. That’s why this is such a popular and balanced formula. It contains the core four herbs used to build qi in the body, plus the core four herbs used when there is a deficiency of blood. Add to that two more herbs to support the digestive organs and you’ve got one potent mixture that brings qi and blood to all the organs of the body.


Ren Shen 人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng made from real ginseng

Bai Zhu 白术 , bai shu ovate atractylodes, (white) atractylodes rhizome [supports pregnancy]

Fu Ling 茯苓 sclerotium of tuckahoe, China root, hoelen, Indian bread Poria Cocos

Zhi Gan Cao 炙甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae prep.

  • These four herbs make up “si jun zi tang” or the four-ingredient basic formula to stimulate the efficiency of the digestion leading to support for all organ systems that require nutrition.

Shu Di Huang 熟地黄 cooked rehmannia root, prepared Chinese foxglove root Rehmanniae Radix preparata [supports pregnancy]

Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]

Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]

Chuan Xiong 川芎 Sichuan lovage root, cnidium, chuanxiong root Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong

  • These four herbs make up “si wu tang” or the four-ingredient basic formula that supports the blood. Shu di huang, dang gui, bai shao directly support the bodily functions that produce blood, while dang gui and chuan xiong support blood circulation.

Da Zao 大棗 jujube, Chinese date Jujubae Fructus

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

  • These two herbs were not part of the formula as originally designed, but they fit in nicely to support the digestion. Those blood supporting herbs can feel heavy in the stomach or product gummy poops. These two herbs help limit that side-effect.
Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate

Recommended for these thermal natures:

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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