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  Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Astragalus and Zizyphus Combination (Yang Xin Tang)  
 


1406 養心湯 (Yang Xin Tang)

 

Astragalus and Zizyphus Combination

 

Nourish the Heart Decoction

 


 

Formulation

Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name

炙黃耆

Radix Astragali praeparata cum melle

Zhi Huang Qi

Baked Astragalus

茯神

Poria cum Radix Pini

Fu Shen

Fu Shen

茯苓

Poria

Fu Ling

Hoelen

半夏麴

Rhizoma Pinelliae fermentatae

Ban Xia Qu

Fermented Pinellia

Rhizome

當歸

Radix Angelicae sinensis

Dang Gui

Angelica

川芎

Rhizoma Chuanxiong

Chuan Xiong

Ligusticum

遠志

Radix Polygalae

Yuan Zhi

Polygala

酸棗仁

Semen Zizyphi spinosae

Suan Zao Ren

Zizyphus

肉桂

Cortex Cinnamomi

Rou Gui

Cinnamon Bark

柏子仁

Semen Platycladi

Bo Zi Ren

Platycladus

五味子

Fructus Schisandrae chinensis

Wu Wei Zi

Schisandra Fruit

人參

Radix Ginseng

Ren Shen

Ginseng

炙甘草

Radix Glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle

Zhi Gan Cao

Baked Licorice

生薑

Rhizoma Zingiberis recens

Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger

大棗

Fructus Jujubae

Da Zao

Jujube

 

Classic Literature Reference

Zheng Zhi Zhun Sheng (Standards of Patterns and Treatments, 1602)

Complier: Wang, Ken-tang

 

Indications

Traditional: Heart qi and blood deficiency marked by shortness of breath, palpitation, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, forgetfulness, a pale tongue, and a thready and weak pulse. It is also used in the treatment of stanguria induced by overstrain.

Modern: Anemia, low energy level, absent mindedness, insomnia, and neurasthenia.  

 

Pattern of Heart Qi and Blood Deficiency

 

Herbs and Actions

 

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