Heavenly Empress Menopausal problems from Kidney- and Heart-Yin deficiency
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae
Xuan Shen Radix Scrophulariae
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Tian Men Dong Radix Asparagi
Huang Jing Rhizoma Polygonati
Xi Yang Shen Radix Panacis quinquefolii
Fu Ling Poria
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Dan Shen Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Bai Zi Ren Semen Biotae
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi Spinosae
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi
Qin Jiao Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Di Gu Pi Cortex Lycii
Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Pattern: Heart and Kidney-Yin deficiency, Heart Empty-Heat.
Action: Nourish Heart- and Kidney-Yin, clear Heart Empty-Heat, calm the Mind.
Indications: Hot flushes (flashes), sweating, night sweating, mental restlessness, anxiety, a feeling of heat in the evening, a dry throat, dryness of the vagina, insomnia, palpitations, dream-disturbed sleep, agitation, depression, tiredness, backache, dizziness, tinnitus, dry hair, malar flush.
Tongue: Red without coating, redder tip, dry, cracked, with a midline Heart crack.
Pulse: Floating-empty, overflowing on the left-front position.
Classical antecedent: Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heavenly Emperor Tonifying the Heart Pill.
The dosage of herbal remedies is subject to many variables such as age, weight and digestive system condition of the patient. The recommended range of dosage for an adult is 10-20 drops 2-3 times a day, i.e. between 20 and 60 drops a day. Generally speaking, one uses higher doses for acute cases and lower ones for chronic cases.
The above suggested dosage should be reduced in children and the elderly (in proportion to their age) and also in patients whose digestive system is weak.