T A N G . K U E I . T A B L E T S

General Activities
nourish qi and blood, warm the abdomen

Sample Indications for Use
anaemia, menstrual irregularity, abdominal aching, female infertility, chilliness, muscle spasms

To Personalise, Add
Astragalus 10+ for immune deficiency
Angelica 14 for menstrual headaches
Restorative Tablets for menopausal symptoms
Millettia 9 for anaemia and aching associated with poor blood circulation
Antler 8 for anaemia due to bone marrow disorder
Cyperus 18 for anxiety and fatigue
Cnidium 9 for menstrual headaches

This formula may be used for acute disorders with treatment time of a few days or weeks, or for chronic disorders, using a three month course of therapy.

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

Explanatory Notes
Tang Kuei Tablets is a formula intended to deliver a large dose of tang kuei, which is sometimes used as a single herb remedy in China. Tang kuei nourishes blood, vitalises blood, relaxes muscles, invigorates the spleen, and helps regulate menstruation; it does not have significant hormonal effects. Here, tang kuei is complemented by other herbs that emphasise its functions. The formula, like the single herb, has a warm nature. The basic formula is similar to Tang Kuei & Ginseng Eight Combination (Bazhen Tang; see Song Formulas), sometimes offered in patent form under the name Women’s Precious Pills (see Pine Mountain). The ingredients of that formula are tang kuei, peony, rehmannia, and cnidium for nourishing blood and invigorating blood circulation, and codonopsis, atractylodes, hoelen, and licorice for tonifying qi to aid in nourishing blood. These ingredients are included here along with four others: cyperus and saussurea to regulate qi, and deer antler and psoralea to invigorate the bone marrow, which will contribute to blood cell production. In cases where a heat syndrome is present, one would use, instead, Tang kuei 18; for cases of blood stasis syndrome, one would use Millettia 9 instead or in addition to Tang kuei Tablets. See also Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan (Pine Mountain). For anaemia due to bone marrow deficiency, see also Antler 8 and Pantosterone (White Tiger), which provide additional deer antler.


Ingredients
English
Tang kuei, Codonopsis, Rehmannia, Atractylodes, Hoelen, Peony, Cnidium, Cyperus, Deer antler, Psoralea, Saussurea, Licorice
Pin Yin
danggui, danguang, baizhu, fuling, baishao, chuanxiong, xiangfuzi, lurong, buguzhi, muxiang, gancao