HERB FORMULAS

English: Sage-Like Healing Decoction
Also Known As: Dang Gui Four Plus Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 9g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, generates fluids and cools Heart Fire.
With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood.
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 9-15g Nourishes the Blood, nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin, nourishes Jing and Blood and fills the Marrow.
With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency marked by dizziness, palpitations, insomnia and menstrual dysfunction.
With Ren Shen, for Qi and Blood Deficiency.
Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 9-10g Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi and alleviates pain.
With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses, and amenorrhea.
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 9-20g Tonifies Qi.
With Shu Di Huang, for severe Qi and Blood Deficiency due to loss of Blood.
With Huang Qi, for Qi Deficiency with general debility, anorexia, and spontaneous sweat.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 12-15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, regulates the menses, disperses Cold and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.
With Huang Qi, for Qi and Blood Deficiency.
With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 15-18g Tonifies Qi and Blood and relieves numbness and pain.
With Dang Gui, for Qi and Blood Deficiency with chronic non-healing sores, numbness, painful obstruction and paresthesia.
  • Augments Qi
  • Tonifies the Blood
  • Preserves the Blood
  • Tonifies Yin
  • Qi and Blood Deficiency with lower abdominal aching
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Blood Deficiency
  • A constant ache in the lower abdomen that occurs during or just after menstruation
  • The pain responds favorably to pressure
  • Scanty and pale menstrual flow
  • Pale complexion
  • Palpitations
  • Thirst
  • Listlessness
  • Menstrual bleeding that is light in color
  • Lethargy
  • Weak limbs
  • Withdrawn behavior
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Sensation of Heat
  • Maybe irritability
  • T: Pale
  • C: Thin
  • P: Thin and frail
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • There are several formulas with this name
For anemia, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea and Blood loss: For early menstruation and menorrhagia:
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao - Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
For dysmenorrhea:
- Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + 20g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
For dysmenorrhea due to Qi and Blood Deficiency:
For dysmenorrhea with Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation, period cramping, strong emotions and chest or breast tenderness:
+ Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu
+ Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For dysmenorrhea with poor digestion, loose stools and heaviness:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
- Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang + Fr. Foeniculi Xiao Hui Xiang
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Rx. Linderae Wu Yao
+ Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
For dysmenorrhea with low back pain and weak knees:
+ Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
For dysmenorrhea with severe Deficiency, including anemia, palpitations, dizziness and insomnia:
+ Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang + Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ Fr. Jujube Da Zao
For threatened miscarriage with marked vaginal bleeding:
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For threatened miscarriage:
- Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
- Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang - Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 15g Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 15g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi + 15g Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ 15g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan + 15g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 15g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng + 15g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
or
+ 15g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng:
+ 15g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi +12g Colla Corii Asini E Jiao
+ 15g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan + 10g Charred Hb. Artemisiae Argyi Ai Ye Tan
+ 15g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
For Wei Syndrome due to Blood Stagnation:
or
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren - Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua - Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi - Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang
+ 15g Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
For polymyositis/dermatomyositis due to Blood Stagnation:
+ 15g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
+ 15g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ 12g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 15g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng
+ 12g Flos Carthami Hong Hua + 10g Charred Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao Tan
+ 12g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
+ 15g Endoconcha Sepiae Hai Piao Xiao
   
   
or
    + 9g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
    + 15g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
    + 15g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng