HERB FORMULAS

English: Hidden Tiger Pill
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Wine-fried Cx. Phellodendri Jiu Chao Huang Bai 15-240g Drains Damp-Heat especially from the Lower Jiao, drains Kidney Fire, drains Fire and relieves Fire toxicity.
Wine-fried Rz. Anemarrhenae Jiu Chao Zhi Mu 10-30g Clears Heat, drains Fire, nourishes Yin, clears Deficiency Fire, moistens Dryness, generates Fluids and quenches thirst.
With Huang Bai, clears Heat and Drains Fire for Yin Deficiency Fire and steaming Bone disorder from Yin Deficiency with night sweats, dizziness, and vertigo.
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 20-60g Nourishes Jing and Blood, strongly enriches Yin and fills the Marrow.
With Gui Ban, for dizziness, insomnia, tinnitus, forgetfulness, afternoon fevers, and night sweats due Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising.
With Huang Bai and Zhi Mu, for Lower Jiao Wasting and Thirsting with Yin Deficiency Heat.
With Gui Ban, Suo yang and Zhi Mu, for weakness and soreness of the knees due to Kidney Yin Deficiency Fire.
Wine-fried Plastrum Testudinis Jiu Chao Gui Ban 20-120g Nourishes Yin, anchors Yang,benefits the Kidneys, strengthens the bones, nourishes the Blood, enriches Yin and stabilizes the Chong and Ren channels.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 10-60g Nourishes the Blood, astringes Yin, calms Liver Yang and Liver Wind and alleviates pain.
*Os Tigris (see contra-indications) Hu Gu 10-60g Dispels Wind-Dampness, controls pain and strengthens the sinews and bones.
Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang 10-45g Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits Jing and marrow, strengthens Yang, nourishes Liver Yin and Blood and strengthens sinews and bones.
With Shu Di Huang and Gui Ban, for soreness and weakness of the back and knees.
Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 6-30g Warms the Middle, expels Cold and dispels Wind-Dampness seeping into the Lower Jiao.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 6-60g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
  • Enriches Yin
  • Descends Fire
  • Strengthens the sinews and bones
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency
  • Weakness and soreness of the lower back and knees
  • Deterioration of the sinews and bones with a general reduction in function
  • Wasting of the muscles of the legs and feet
  • Difficulty walking
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Spontaneous emissions
  • Urinary incontinence
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Thready and weak
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Wei Syndrome due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency or Damp-Heat.
  • *Os Tigris Hu Gu is an endangered species and is not used. See modifications for substitutions.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For a more severe condition: As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu:
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui Os Canis Gou Gu
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi or
Os Felinis Mao Gu
As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu when there is inflammation: or
Os Suis
Zhu Gu
Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu with an effect on the DU channel:
For more Yin Deficiency Heat:
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang Rz. Drynariae Gu Sui Bu
Nidus Vespae Lu Feng Fang
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang or
For more Deficiency Fire with steaming bone fever: Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
Nidus Vespae Lu Feng Fang
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang For Blood Deficiency:
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For atrophy and weakness of the muscles due to Blood Deficiency: For chronic Yin Deficiency that is also harming the Yang:
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
For atrophy and weakness of the muscles due to Qi Deficiency: + Colla Cervi Cornus Liu Jiao Jiao
+ Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian
For atrophy and weakness of the muscles due to Jing Deficiency:
+ Cornu Cervi Degelatinum Lu Jiao Shuang + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Ban Xia
+ Hb. Cistanches Rou Cong Rong + Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
For muscle atrophy and lateral spinal sclerosis: For seminal emission:
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
For a stronger effect: + Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi For hypocalcemia:
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Os Tigris Hu Gu
or + Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ Lamb Yang Rou For Qi and Blood Deficiency:
or + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Rz. Drynariae Gu Sui Bu + Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For prolonged illness with injury of Yin that led to injury of Yang with physical cold, cold extremities, copious clear urine, impotence, a pale tongue and a deep thready forceless pulse:
For strong Heat:
- Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
- Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai or
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Anemarrhena, Phellodendron and Rehmannia Pill
Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan
+ 9g Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao For ALS:
+9g Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
+ 9g Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 9g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
For ALS with Qi Deficiency: - Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
For ALS with Yang Deficiency:
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + 9g Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
For ALS with low back pain and knee soreness and weakness:
+ 9g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
For ALS with difficulty walking and severe lack of strength in the lower limbs:
- Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 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: + 12g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
+ Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill
Zuo Gui Wan
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 12g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 9g Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie + 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ 9g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
For cervical spondylosis with more pronounced Yin Deficiency and Internal Fire with more severe limitation of movement: For cervical spondylosis:
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi - Os Tigris Hu Gu
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 15g Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
For cervical spondylosis with Yin and Yang Deficiency: + 12g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Os Tigris Hu Gu + 12g Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + 9g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
- Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang + 9g Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang For cervical spondylosis:
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi - Os Tigris Hu Gu
+ 10g Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao - Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
- Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang
+ 10g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen - Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 10g Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi + 10g Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao
+ 10g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 10g Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
+ 10g Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo + 10g Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi
+ 10g Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi + 10g Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi
+ 10g Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian + 10g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For paralysis due to Yin and Yang Deficiency: For peripheral neuropathy:
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang - Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Os Tigris Hu Gu
- Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang
+ 12g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 30g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 9g Fr. Corni Shan Zhu Yu + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 9g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong +15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
For peripheral neuropathy with Yang Deficiency: + 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
- Os Tigris Hu Gu + 12gt Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu
- Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang
+ 12g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 9g Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ 30g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi For polymyositis/dermatomyositis:
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi - Os Tigris Hu Gu
+15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi - Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 30g Os Canis Gou Gu
+ 12gt Rx. Polygoni Multiflori He Shou Wu + 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ 12g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 9g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 9g Colla Corii Asini E Jiao + 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ 9g Colla Cornu Cervi Lu Jiao Jiao + 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 9g Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi For polymyositis/dermatomyositis with severe Heat:
+ 9g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ 9g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparatum Zhi Fu Zi - Os Tigris Hu Gu
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
For polymyositis/dermatomyositis with Qi and Blood Deficiency with a sallow, yellow complexion, palpitations and insomnia: - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
- Hb Cynomorii Suo Yang
+ 30g Os Canis Gou Gu
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Os Tigris Hu Gu
- Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 9g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 30g Os Canis Gou Gu
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 9g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui For polymyositis/dermatomyositis with Yang Deficiency:
+ 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan - Os Tigris Hu Gu
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng - Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang
+ 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi - Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen - Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 9g Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng - Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
For low back and knee weakness and pain with softness of the sinews and bones, thinness of the lower limbs and feet and walking and standing without force: + 30g Os Canis Gou Gu
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
- Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + 9g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 20g Os Suis (Pig Bone) Zhu Gu
+ 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ 12g Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi + 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 9g Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum Lu Rong
+9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ 9g Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi
    + 9g Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo
    + 9g Rx. Morindae Officinalis Ba Ji Tian
   
    + 9g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
   
    + 9g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui