Classical antecedent: Zuo Gui Wan (Restoring the Left [Kidney] Pill).
Dizziness, tinnitus, sore back and legs, night-sweating, dry mouth and throat in the evening, feeling of heat and vague anxiety in the evening, 5-palm heat (a feeling of heat in palms, chest and soles), thirst with desire to drink in small sips, exhaustion, depression, dry stools, lower backache, infertility, insomnia (waking up during the night), blurred vision, dry skin and hair, dryness of the vagina, dry eyes, thin body, scanty-dark urine.
Nourish the Root General Kidney-Yin tonic
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae
Shan Yao Rhizoma Discoreae
Shan Zhu Yu Fructus Corni
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii chinensis
Huai Niu Xi Radix Achyranthis bidentatae
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Huang Jing Rhizoma Polygonati
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis Preparata
Ze Xie Rhizoma Alismatis
Tian Men Dong Radix Asparagi
Di Gu Pi Cortex Lycii
Pattern: Kidney-Yin deficiency.
Action: Nourish Kidney-Yin and Essence, strengthen the will-power.
Tongue: This could range from a nearly normal-coloured body (tending to red) with rootless coating to a red body without any coating at all, depending on the degree of Yin deficiency and Empty-Heat. The less the coating, the deeper the Yin deficiency, and the redder the tongue body, the stronger the Empty-Heat.
Pulse: Floating-empty, or weak on both rear positions and relatively overflowing on both front ones, or fine and rapid if there is pronounced Empty-Heat.
Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1