HERB FORMULAS

English: Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Also Known As: Left Gold Pill
Replenishing the Yin (Left) Pills
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 24-60g Enriches Kidney Yin and nourishes Jing and Blood.
With Gou Qi Zi and Shan Zhu Yu, nourishes Liver Blood.
With Gui Ban, for dizziness, weak and sore back, impotence, spermatorrhea and night sweats due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency.
Rx. Dioscoreae Shan Yao 12-30g Benefits the Yin and the Spleen tonifies the Kidneys and astringes Jing.
With Shu Di Huang and Shan Zhu Yu, for Kidney Deficiency with spermatorrhea and night sweats.
Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi 12-30g Nourishes Blood, tonifies the Liver and kidneys, nourishes Yin and benefits Jing.
Fr. Corni Shan Zhu Yu 12-30g Astringes Jing, tonifies Liver and Kidney Yin and strengthens Kidney Yang.
With Shu Di Huang and Shan Yao, for urinary frequency (day or night), dizziness, tinnitus and lower back pain due to Kidney Deficiency.
Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi 12-25g Invigorates the channels and Blood, and treats atrophy and spasm of the lower extremities.
Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi 12-30g Tonifies Kidney Yang, tonifies Kidney and Liver Yin, and astringes Jing and urine.
Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao 12-30g Nourishes and tonifies Jing, Qi, and Blood.
With Shu Di Huang, for Kidney Deficiency Cold with impotence and spermatorrhea (men), infertility and thin vaginal discharge (women) and physical retardation in children.
Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao 12-30g Nourishes Yin, anchors Yang, benefits the Kidneys strengthens bones and nourishes Blood. (Strongest Yin tonic).
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Tonifies the Kidneys
  • Supplements Jing
  • Benefits Marrow
  • Kidney Jing Insufficiency
  • Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency (especially essence and marrow)
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency
  • Light-headedness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Soreness and weakness in low back and legs
  • Spontaneous and nocturnal emissions
  • Night sweats
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Thirst with a desire to drink
  • Dizziness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Deafness
  • Rhinitis
  • Dribbling of urine
  • Malar flush
  • Five Sole Heat
  • Insomnia
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of teeth
  • Infertility
  • Amenorrhea
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Poor vision
  • T: Red and shiny
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use with caution and modify for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with signs of Excess Heat.
  • This formula is not suited for long-term use.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • This is a stronger version of Zuo Gui Yin and is used in more severe cases.
For promoting the movement of Qi to prevent Stagnation from tonics: For severe distention:
+ Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
+ Fr. Amomi
For pronounced acid regurgitation:
For diarrhea or dysentery with abdominal pain and spasm:
+ Endoconcha Sepiae
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba
+ Concha Arecae
For dysentery with bloody stool and tenesmus:
For fibromyalgia due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency:
- Fr. Evodiae
+ Lycium Fruit, Chrysanthemum and Rehmannia Pill
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan
+ Rx. Aucklandiae
+ Bolster the Spleen Decoction
Shi Pi Yin
For metrorrhagia due to Blood Heat from Kidney Yin Deficiency Heat:
For metrorrhagia:
- Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
- Colla Cervi Cornus
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ Fr. Ligustri Lucidi
+ Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao
+ Hb. Ecliptae
+ Poria Fu Ling
+ Cacumen Platycladi
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
or + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi,
+ Two Ultimate Pill
Er Zhi Wan
+ Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
For metrorrhagia with Qi Deficiency:
For metrorrhagia with spotting:
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
or
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Poria Fu Ling
or
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ Rx. Glehniae
+ Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi,
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
For metrorrhagia with Blood Deficiency:
+ Endoconcha Sepiae Hai Piao Xiao
+ Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Rz. Polygonati Huang Jing + Crinis Carbonisatus Xue Yu Tan
or
For metrorrhagia with Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency:
- Colla Cornu Cervi Lu Jiao Jiao - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao - Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao
For dry stools:
+ Poria Fu Ling
- Sm Cuscutae
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ Hb. Cistanches
+ Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi,
For spontaneous emissions:
+ Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For patterns without Heat signs:
For Deficiency of True Yin with Empty Fire Rising:
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao - Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi
For Fire Scorching the Lungs with a dry cough and little Phlegm:
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ Bul. Lilii
+ Fr. Ligustri Lucidi
For Heat at night:
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ Cx. Lycii
For urinary obstruction:
For tidal fever and steaming bone sensations:
+ Poria Fu Ling
+ Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
For irritability due to Lung Heat:
For multiple neuritis:
+ Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
- Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao
For infertility due to premature ovarian failure:
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao + Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
+ 15g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong + Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian
+ 15g Rx. Clematidis
For metrorrhagia with Yin Deficiency and Liver Yang Rising:
+ 15g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 15g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao
For metrorrhagia during heavy flow:
+ Poria Fu Ling
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi,
+ Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao + Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
+ Poria Fu Ling
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba
+ Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ Sp. Prunellae
+ Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi,
+ Rx. Polygoni Multiflori
+ More Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
For Dryness due to Heart Heat:
+ Cornu Cervi Degelatinatum
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
For polyneuritis with Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency:
For polyneuritis with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency:
- Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao - Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao
- Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao - Colla Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban Jiao
+ 15g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong - Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ 15g Rx. Clematidis
- Fr. Corni Shan Zhu Yu
+ 15g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao + Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban + Poria Fu Ling
For chronic pharyngitis:
For dry, atrophied mucus membranes:
+ Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen + Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong
+ Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong
+ Fr. Canarii Qing Guo + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For prolonged administration of Yin tonics:
For metrorrhagia:
+ 3g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ Hb. Agrimoniae Xian He Cao + 3g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For optic atrophy:
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
For low back and knee weakness and pain:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
For senile dementia with a headache and vertigo:
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu + 9g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
For senile dementia with blurred vision:
+ Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi
For senile dementia with pain and paralysis of the limbs:
+ Fr. Broussonetiae Chu Shi Zi
+ Sm. Cassiae Jue Ming Zi
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For aspermia:
+ Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Fr. Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi
+ Fr. Liquidamberis Lu Lu Tong + Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
For absence of sperm liquification:
For ALS:
+ Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
+ Rz. Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae Bei Xie - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai - Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
For ALS with Yang Deficiency: or
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu + 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi For ALS with Qi Deficiency:
+ 9g Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
+ 9g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
For ALS with low back pain and knee soreness and weakness: - Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
For ALS with difficulty walking and severe lack of strength in the lower limbs:
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
- Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 12g Rz. Cibotii Gou Ji - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
For ALS with severe Deficiency Heat: - Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ Hidden Tiger Pill
Hu Qian Wan
+ 12g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Cx, Moutan Mu Dan Pi + Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency with severe low back and lower leg soreness and limpness: For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency:
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency with Blood Stasis:
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 9g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency with insomnia and memory loss: + 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 12g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency with wilting limpness and lack of strength in the limbs:
+ 15g Caulis Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng
For ALS due to Qi and Yin Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation: - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 9g Poria Fu Ling
+ 9g Poria Fu Ling + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Rx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
+ 9g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 9g Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + 12g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
For low back pain: For severe low back pain:
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang - Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ 24g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 24g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi - Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For low back pain with Excess Deficiency Heat: + 12g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang For dizziness and vertigo:
+ 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 24g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang +9g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For severe dizziness and vertigo:
+ 9g Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi + 9g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 9g Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian +9g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
or + 9g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ 6g Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ 24g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
- Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + 6g Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 6g Magnetitum Ci Shi
For low back pain with a low voice, a poor appetite and diarrhea due to Spleen Yang Deficiency:
+ Great Tonify Yin Pill
Da Bu Yin Wan
For low back pain with daybreak diarrhea, and a cold lower abdomen: + 10g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 12g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 10g Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi For low back pain with seminal emission, enuresis and frequent nocturnal urination:
+ 10g Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
For low back pain with insomnia due to Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency: + 6g Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae Yi Zhi Ren
+ 10g Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian For low back pain with a headache and vertigo due to Yin Deficiency with Liver Yang Rising:
+ 10g Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
For low back pain with tidal fevers and Five Sole Heat: + 10g Rz. Gastrodiae Tian Ma
+ 15g Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng
+ 12g Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi
For a herniated lumbar disc: For a herniated lumbar disc with dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations and insomnia:
+ 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
For a herniated lumbar disc with Deficiency Heat with a dry throat and mouth, irritability and night sweats: + 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 12g Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming
+ 15g Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng + 15g Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ 9g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai For a herniated lumbar disc with restricted mobility:
+ 9g Rx. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For a herniated lumbar disc with Qi and Blood Stagnation: + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong + 9g Fr. Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 6g Olibanum Ru Xiang + 9g Caulis Trachelospermi Luo Shi Teng
+ 6g Myrrh Mo Yao
For a herniated lumbar disc with Cold-Dampness: For a herniated lumbar disc with Spleen Deficiency:
+ 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng + 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 12g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao + 12g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 12g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 12g Poria Fu Ling