English: Benefit the River Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Wine-prepared Hb. Cistanches* Jiu Cong Rong 6-30g Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens the Yang,
enefits Jing, moistens the Intestines and facilitates the passage of stool.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 9-15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, disperses Cold, moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels.
With Jiu Cong Rong, for constipation due to Dryness of the Intestines.
With Jiu Cong Rong and Niu Xi, for chronic constipation due to Qi and Blood Deficiency.
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi 6-12g Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin, invigorates the Blood and expels Blood Stasis.
Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie 2-9g Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness
Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke 3-9g Promotes the movement of Qi and reduces distention and pressure.
With Sheng Ma, for Relaxes the bowels and encourages the downward flow of turbid Yin.
Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 1.5-6g Raises Yang and lifts sunken Qi.
With Dang Gui, raises the clear Qi, allowing turbidity to descend and moistening the Intestines.
  • Warms the Kidneys
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Strengthens Jing
  • Moistens the Intestines
  • Unblocks the bowels
  • Constipation due to Kidney Yang Deficiency
  • Constipation during convalescence
  • Constipation
  • Clear, copious urine
  • Maybe scanty urination with pitting edema
  • A Cold sensation in the back
  • Intolerance of Cold
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Soreness and weakness of the low back and knees
  • Cold extremities
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Thready
  • Contraindicated for those with constipation due to Heat.
  • * Wine-prepared Cistanche Jiu Cong Rong is better able to tonify the Kidney Yang but less moistening for the Intestines.
For prominent Qi Deficiency: For Fire:
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
For fatigue, lethargy and no desire to speak: For severe Qi Deficiency:
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen - Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi For Kidney Yin Deficiency:
For severe Kidney Deficiency: + Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ Rx. Asparagi Tian Men Dong
For stronger moistening of the Intestines: For habitual constipation with intestinal Dryness and Cold:
+ Sm. Cannabis Huo Ma Ren
For severe lower back pain: - Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
- Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie + Hb. Cynomorii Suo Yang
+ Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi + Sm. Cannabis Huo Ma Ren
+ Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong For constipation:
or + 3g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong For Qi Deficiency:
+ Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng + 15-24g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan For more severe Cold with more Dryness:
For a stronger laxative effect: - Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
- Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke - Fr. Aurantii Zhi Ke
+ 10g Rx. Linderae Wu Yao + 3g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ 15g Sm. Cannabis Huo Ma Ren or
    - Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
    - Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
    - Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma
    + 12g Rz. Polygonati Huang Jing
    + 10g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
    + 10g Rx. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi
    + 5g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao