HERB FORMULAS

English: Cinnabar Pill to Calm the Spirit
Also Known As: Spirit-Quieting Pill
Cinnabar Pill to Tranquilize the Spirit
Cinnabar Sedative Pills
Cinnabar Formula
Sedative Bolus of Cinnabar
Pills to Soothe the Mind with Cinnabar
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Aqueous Trituration of Cinnabaris Shui Fei Zhu Sha 3-15g Sedates the Heart, calms the Spirit, expels Phlegm, sedates jitteriness and clears Heat.
With Huang Lian and Zhi Gan Cao, for disturbances of the Spirit as a result of Heart Fire.
With Huang Lian, Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang and Zhi Gan Cao, for disturbances of the Spirit as a result of Heart Fire with concurrent Blood Deficiency.
With Sheng Di Huang, Dang Gui and Zhi Gan Cao, for Heart Blood Deficiency with irritability, palpitations, fright, dizziness and vertigo.
Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian 4.5-18g Drains Fire, resolves Fire toxicity and clears Heart Fire.
With Sheng Di Huang, for insomnia and delirium due to unremitting Heat injuring the Ying level.
With Zhu Sha and Sheng Di Huang, for insomnia and irritability due to Heart Fire.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3-9g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 3-9g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, generates fluids and cools Heart Fire.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1.5-16.5g Clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Sedates the Heart
  • Calms the Shen
  • Drains Fire
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Relieves palpitations
  • Heart Fire with Blood and Yin Deficiency
  • Insomnia
  • Continuous palpitations
  • A sensation of Heat and irritability in the chest
  • A desire to vomit without result
  • Dream-disturbed sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Tongue ulcers
  • Fidgeting
  • Maybe a rancorous disposition
  • Irritability
  • Fear and fright
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • T: Red or Red tip
  • C: Normal
  • P: Thin and rapid
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Cinnabaris Zhu Sha is no longer used appropriate substitutions must be made.
  • Contraindicated for those in whom Yin Deficiency is the primary condition.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for pediatric or geriatric patients.
  • To avoid injury to the Middle Jiao Yang, do not take for long periods of time.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For severe insomnia: For controlling up-flaring of Heart Yang:
+ Plumula Nelumbinis Lian Zi Xin + Magnetitum Ci Shi
+ Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi + Fossilia Dentis Mastodi Long Chi
+ Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen
or
For severe irritability with sensations of Heat in the chest:
+ Magnetitum Ci Shi
+ Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Sm. Sojae Preparatum Dan Dou Chi
For a sensation of Heat and pressure in the chest with nausea and possibly some difficulty swallowing or neurasthenia with insomnia, excessive dreams:
For a redder tongue tip and dark, scanty urine:
+ Fr. Trichosanthis Gua Lou
+ Hb. Lophatheri Dan Zhu Ye + Caul. Bambusae in Taeniam Zhu Ru
+ Medulla Junci Deng Xin Cao
For palpitations and severe insomnia:
For irritability and severe insomnia:
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu
+ Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi + Concha Ostreae Mu Li
+ Plumula Nelumbinis Lian Zi Xin + Magnetitum Ci Shi
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren
For oppression over the chest and a small and smooth pulse with Phlegm-Heat:
For a tender, red tongue with a thready, rapid and weak pulse:
+ Sm. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Ren
- Cinnabar Pill to Calm the Spirit
Zhu Sha An Shen Wan
For Heart Fire with Phlegm-Heat with irritability, a reddish tongue and a smooth pulse:
+ Emperor of Heaven's Special Pill to Tonify the Heart
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
+ Calculus Bovis Niu Huang
For Tourette syndrome:
+ Rz. Acori Tatarinowii Shi Chang Pu
+ Wind-Drawing Decoction
Feng Yin Tang
For immediate effect in bi-polar disorder:
+ Rx. et Rz. Rhei (remove once the patient calms down) Da Huang
For palpitations, anxiety neurosis, low-grade fever, menopause syndrome, neurasthenia, panic disorder, hyperthyroidism and coronary Heart disease:
   
+ 30g Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren    
   
+ 15g Rx. Polygalae Yuan Zhi    
+ 15g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao