Details of Ginseng and Astragalus Combination
Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.
This is the same formula as Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang but without Gan Cao.
bu zhong yi qi tang
Middle-Reinforcing and Qi-Benefiting Decoction
Center-Supplementing Qi-Boosting Decoction
pu chung i chi tang
hotyu ekki to
TJ41; TJ-41; TJ 41 hochu-ekki-to
bǔ zhōng yì qì wán
supports lower abdominal muscles
regulates digestive functions in the stomach, abdomen, and large intestine supports energy levels
supports bladder health.
supports any type of downward movement such as diarrhea or uterine bleeding especially when combined with other herbs or formulas.
“raises energy” and there may be caution if taken before wanting to go to sleep.
黃耆 astragalus root, milk-vetch root, milkvetch root Astragali Radix
This is the herb that does all the heavy-lifting in this formula. In fact, “lifting” is a key term that applies to the function of this formula. The “Spleen” is said to help transform food into energy (think of this as digestive processes), but then this nutrition needs to be lifted to the lungs where they are then distributed elsewhere in the body. When the digestion is weak, the nutrition (or “grain qi”) cannot rise from the abdomen to be distributed through the body. This “spleen qi not lifting” then causes fatigue, bloating, dizziness upon rising, that sort of thing.
白术 , bai shu ovate atractylodes, (white) atractylodes rhizome [
supports pregnancy] This Bai Zhu (pronounced “buy chew” or “by Jew”) helps huang qi above support the digestive functions.
炙甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae prep. )
人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng
Another heavy-weight in the world of herbs that provide digestive support. This is ginseng, famed world-wide as an energy tonic. In this formula, the energy arises directly from improved digestive functions.
陳皮 aged tangerine peel, citrus Citri reticulatae Pericarpium
When the digestion is weak, one outcome is gurgling and bloating. This dried tangerine peel addresses those symptoms of “dampness”.
當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [
supports pregnancy] This is an herb that is added to prevent side-effects. Because Spleen qi deficiency (the underlying issue addressed by this formula) can lead to the production of dampness in the stomach and intestines, we use a lot of drying herbs in this formula. The overuse of drying herbs can cause new problems. The addition of this single moistening herb prevents that from taking place. This formula does it all!
柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [
升麻 bugbane rhizome, cimicifuga, black cohosh rhizome Rhizoma Cimicifugae
These last two herbs both help the Huang Qi direct qi upward from the digestive organs to the lungs where it is then distributed body-wide.
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Eagle Herbs is now supplying a 2 gram “little spoon”. (Please wash and dry before using.)
An “average dose” is 10 grams per day of the granules. This means 5 “little spoons” or 20 capsules each day. Each capsule is 1/2 gram.
A Big Dosage for Short-lived but intense issues: 3 little spoons (12 capsules) twice a day.
A Smaller Dosage for Lingering low-grade concerns: 2 little spoons (8 capsules) twice a day.
If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/2 little spoon or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day.
We find that people find the right dosage for themselves. We don’t know your body weight, your sensitivity etc… So take what feels good for you and you get the results you are looking for. Many people get great results with taking less.
Eagleherbs formulas are sold directly to consumers and not for resale. Consumers are assumed to have researched for the best formula for themselves and checked with their health care providers as to interactions with existing medications and conditions.