D R Y . G I N G E R . T A B L E T S . ( p r e s c r i p t i o n . o n l y )

General Activities
recover yang, tonify qi, dry dampness, improve mental functions, invigorate heart qi

Sample Indications for Use
chilliness, diarrhea, impotence, chronic cough with copious sputum, insomnia and mental disturbance associated with yang collapse, heart failure

To Personalise, Add
Ginseng 18 for diarrhea and poor appetite
Gecko A or Mans Treasure for impotence, backache, and fatigue
Pinellia 16 for coughing with copious sputum
Alisma 16 or Siler Tablets for limb edema
Zizyphus 18 for insomnia and mental agitation
Vitality Tablets for heart failure and leg edema

This formula is intended for short-term use to warm the interior; it can be followed-up by long-term therapy with a tonic formula.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and combined with jujube extract, then formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
This formula is based on a discussion by Peng Zheling, a contemporary physician, about treating the problem of cold phlegm affecting the heart orifices and causing insomnia and mental disturbance. The basis of the disorder is a spleen and kidney yang deficiency, traditionally treated by Lizhong Wan (Regulate the Middle Pill), containing dry ginger, ginseng, atractylodes, and licorice or Zhenwu Tang (Vitality Combination) with aconite, ginger atractylodes, hoelen and peony. The yang deficiency inhibits transformation of qi and circulation of fluid, causing internal retention of water that forms phlegm-fluid masking the orifices of the heart. This is a problem similar to the heat-induced phlegm mist obstructing the heart orifices as treated by Acorus Tablets. Dry Ginger Tablets is intended to treat persons who suffer from internal cold, relying on herbs that tonify the yang (morinda, curculigo) and recover yang (aconite, dry ginger, cinnamon). These yang stimulants aid weakened heart qi in cases of heart failure, a condition which also results in accumulation of cold fluid (typically in the legs or lungs). Codonopsis, atractylodes dioscorea, pinellia, citrus, and jujube invigorate the stomach and spleen, drain cold moisture, and resolve phlegm. Peony nourishes the blood and, with cinnamon twig, regulates the circulation in the meridians. Asparagus nourishes the yin and protects the yin from weakening during the invigoration of yang. Internal cold may arise from excessive fear, lack of warming foods, chronic diseases that have a yang-defeating effect, drug therapies with cold nature, or persistence of an externally-contracted coldness in a person with constitutional weakness.