E U C O M M I A . 1 8

General Activities
tonify yang, strengthen bones, nourish blood

Sample Indications for Use
yang deficiency syndromes, including low back ache, weakness of legs, chilly sensation, low sex drive, impaired immune functions

To Personalise, Add
Uncaria 6 for hypertension related to kidney deficiency
Ginseng 18 for kidney/spleen deficiency
Salvia Shou Wu for problems of aging
Chiang huo 13 or Acanthopanax 10 for chronic back pain in joints, tendons, or muscles
Drynaria 12 for osteoarthritis
Haliotis 10 for yang deficiency menopause symptoms

This is a constitutional formula that can be used for an extended period of time (three months or more).

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and an additional extract of eucommia is added; the mixture is then formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling of 100, 250 and 420 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Eucommia 18 represents a broad-based treatment for yang deficiency syndrome. The formula is a derivative of the traditional formula Yougui Wan (Pill of Right Restoration) and several patent remedies for yang deficiency, such as Duhong Butian Su (Eucommia Tonify Heaven Extract) and Gejie Dabu Wan (Gecko Great Tonifying Pill). In common with the therapeutic approach of these formulas, there are multiple herbs having an overlapping property. Eucommia 18 includes 6 yang tonic herbs: eucommia, morinda, dipsacus, cistanche, drynaria, and epimedium; and, as a balance, it includes a small amount of three yin nourishing herbs; rehmannia, lycium fruit, and ligustrum. There are some herbs to benefit the spleen: ginseng, atractylodes, hoelen, and astragalus; they help produce blood and essence by extracting the qi from food. The blood is nourished also by achyranthes and tang kuei. While some yang tonic formulas may be considered invigorating (eg, Mans Treasure, Gecko A) or warming (eg Dry Ginger Tablets, Drynaria 12), this one is better suited for long-term treatment of yang deficiency, providing a harmonious and broad-based tonic action that is gentle in nature. In cases where the symptoms of yang deficiency are substantial, one might begin therapy with a smaller kidney tonic prescription, such as Epimedium 8 or Drynaria 12), this one is better suited for long-term treatment of yang deficiency, providing a harmonious and broad-based tonic action that is gentle in nature. In cases where the symptoms of yang deficiency are substantial, one might begin therapy with a smaller kidney tonic prescription, such as Epimedium 8 or Drynaria 12, and then follow-up with Eucommia 18 for several months.


Ingredients
English
Eucommia, Morinda, Dipsacus, Cistanche, Drynaria, Achyranthes, Rehmannia, Cornus, Epimedium, Liquidambar, Lycium fruit, Dioscorea, Ginseng, Ligustrum, Tang kuei, Atractylodes, Astragalus, Hoelen
Pin Yin
duzhong, bajitian, xuduan, roucongrong, gusuibu, niuxi, shudi, shanzhuyu, yinyanghuo, lulutong, gouqizi, shanyao, renshen, nuzhenzi, danggui, baizhu, huangqi, fuling