M A N ' S . T R E A S U R E

General Activities
tonify yang, tonify qi, astringe essence

Sample Indications for Use
impotence, male infertility, fatigue, chilliness, problems associated with aging

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Gecko A or Antler 8 for impotence
Eucommia 18 for backache
Ginseng 18 for weak digestion and abdominal aching with chill
Rehmannia 16 for accompanying yin deficiency
Salvia Shou Wu for weakness in the legs and poor circulation
Cuscuta 15 for premature ejaculation

This formula is intended for regular use over a period of several months. More invigorating effect can be attained in the short term by taking a high dosage, but this is not recommended for long-term applications.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Man’s Treasure was devised after an extensive review of formulas used to treat both impotence and male infertility. The patent remedies available in China are of interest in this regard because the Chinese have long produced over-the-counter remedies for impotence, especially for lowered sexual response associated with aging. Examples are Haima Bushen Wan (Seahorse Kidney Tonifying Pills) and Hailong Bu Wan (Pipefish Tonic Pills), as well as this formula’s namesake, Nao Bao (Man’s Treasure). Each of the formulas is comprised of a large number of yang tonic herbs. Man’s Treasure includes the yang tonics cistanche, morinda, cuscuta, astragalus seed, cynamorium, epimedium, psoralea, and allium seed. This is balanced by the yin nourishing herbs lycium fruit, asparagus, and rehmannia. Male infertility is a disorder that was recognised more recently (prior to that, since women were the ones to give birth, it was assumed that only women suffered from fertility problems). Treatments have been devised for common male infertility problems including low sperm count and reduced sperm motility, and many of them have ingredients similar to those used in the impotence formulas. Since male infertility has become a significant health concern, the ingredients of the infertility formulas were given priority in the design of Man’s Treasure (this would not affect normal fertility, but only impaired fertility). In cases of autoimmune-based infertility, a formula for inhibiting yin deficiency is often used instead (example: Tortoise Shell Tablets or Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan, Pine Mountain).

Cistanche, Morinda, Cuscuta, Salvia, Lycium fruit, Rehmannia, Ginseng, Polygonatum, Cynamorium, Achyranthes, Astragalus seed, Asparagus, Epimedium, Psoralea, Cnidium fruit, Allium seed, Licorice
Pin Yin
roucongrong, bajitian tusizi, danshen, gouqizi, shudi, renshen, huangjing, suoyang, niuxi, huangqi, tianmendong, yinyanghuo, buguzhi, shechuanzi, jiuzi, gancao