Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Ginseng and Astragalus Combination



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Details of Ginseng and Astragalus Combination
Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.
Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.

Alternative Names

  • bu zhong yi qi tang
  • Middle-Reinforcing and Qi-Benefiting Decoction
  • Center-Supplementing Qi-Boosting Decoction
  • pu chung i chi tang
  • hotyu ekki to
  • hochuekkito
  • TJ41; TJ-41; TJ 41
  • hochu-ekki-to
  • Hochū-ekki-tō
  • 補中益気湯
  • ほちゅうえっきとう
  • bǔ zhōng yì qì wán
  • 补中益气丸


  • 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.


Huang Qi 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.

Bai Zhu 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.

Zhi Gan Cao 炙甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae prep. [caution]

    Another herb that supports digestion. Of course licorice root is added to most Chinese formulas because it helps all the ingredients play together well, however in this formula we use the licorice root that has been honey-fried. This process helps this herb strengthen the stomach functions in support of the digestive processes.

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

Chen Pi 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”.

Dang Gui 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!

Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]

Sheng Ma 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.

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate

Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage
    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. 


Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

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