M I L L E T T I A . 9

General Activities
nourish blood, vitalise blood

Sample Indications for Use
blood deficiency due to bone marrow suppression, aching and numbness, fatigue, persisting pain due to injuries.

To Personalise, Add
Salvia Shou Wu for chronic aching associated with blood stagnation
Zizyphus 18 for insomnia, poor memory, and mental agitation
Antler 8 or Gynostemma Tablets for bone marrow suppression
Chiang Huo 13, Acanthopanax 10 or Drynaria 12 for arthritis in weak individuals
Lindera 15 or Lower Palace Tablets for post-partum anaemia and blood stasis.

This formula may be used for long-term therapy in nourishing and circulating blood

Manufacturing Specifications
Millettia, salvia, and astragalus extracts are combined with powdered crude herbs and formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Millettia 9 was designed as a means of providing a high dose of millettia extract in a prescription of supportive herbs. Millettia is the common name for several genera of herbs that have the same application, including Millettia, Spatholobus, and Macuna (Spatholobus is used here). Its properties are similar to those of salvia, which is said to have the same functions as the famous blood nourishing prescription, Tang Kuei Four Combination (Siwu Tang). To aid in nourishing and vitalising blood circulation, these herbs are often combined with the qi tonic astragalus. One consideration in this formula design was modern Chinese treatments for bone marrow suppression; as an example, millettia, salvia, astragalus, and tang kuei are used together in the formula Ji Qi Gui Zao Tang, used for treatment of leukopenia secondary to cancer therapies. Another formula, Blood-Raising Tea also uses millettia, salvia, and astragalus; it is indicated for both leukopenia and anaemia (red blood cell deficiency). Millettia, rehmannia, and salvia are ingredients of Tang kuei & Millettia Combination (Danggui Jixueteng Tang; see Ancient and Modern Formulas), developed for treatment of injuries. Morus fruit, polygonum stem, and cnidium are added as additional blood nourishing agents. The formula also has other applications. Millettia is well-known for its ability to treat pain in the back and legs, numbness and paralysis, and abdominal pain (as occurs with menstrual cramping). Cnidium, dipsacus, and saussurea are all helpful in treating these pain syndromes.

Millettia, Salvia, Morus fruit, Polygonum stem, Astragalus, Cnidium, Rehmannia, Dipacus, Saussurea
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