Summary

  • A Chinese herbal formula which helps treat insomnia and anxiety
  • Highly effective for a wide range of psychological disorders that arise from the heart and kidney yin deficiency
  • The cooling, calming, stabilizing and grounding action of the water phase (i.e. the kidney) is failing to exert its influence on the fire phase (i.e. the heart), leading to instability and hyperactivity within the latter
  • Thus, all of the essential attributes of fire, both physical and psychological, are becoming increasingly disordered and this particularly pertains to the spirit that is 'housed' in the heart
  • The common manifestations are over-excitability and hyperactivity, with anxiety, inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of focus and self control
  • One of this formula's important clinical uses is for insomnia, particularly in chronic refractory cases
  • It is also commonly used in anxiety disorders (including post-traumatic stress disorder), dependency on tranquilisers and dysphoria occurring in association with menopause

Indications: 

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Neurasthenia
  • Menopausal dysphoria
  • Aphthous ulcer
  • Hypnotics dependency
  • Hypertension, paroxysmal tachycardia
  • Chronic recurrent cystitis

TCM Syndromes: 

  • Heart-kidney disharmony disturbing the spirit

Key clinical features: 

  • Irritability
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Insomnia, sleep disturbance
  • Palpitations (induced by fright or anxiety)
  • Night sweats
  • Red tongue with little or no coat

Dosage & warnings

3 capsules twice daily 1 hour away from food

Not to be taken during pregnancy
Avoid caffeine containing beverages e.g. coffee, strong tea, guarana

Only take as directed.

Formulation

Ingredient
Salvia miltiorrhiza (root) ext. equiv. dry (Dan Shen) 185.4 mg
Angelica polymorpha (root) ext. equiv. dry (Dang Gui) 149.4 mg
Biota orientalis (seed) ext. equiv. dry (Bai Zi Ren) 149.4 mg
Rehmannia glutinosa (root) ext. equiv. dry (Di Huang) 185.4 mg
Schizandra chinensis (fruit) ext. equiv. dry (Wu Wei Zi) 111.6 mg
Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa (seed) ext. equiv. dry (Da Zao) 149.4 mg
Asparagus lucidus (tuber) ext. equiv. dry (Tian Dong) 149.4 mg
Ophiopogon japonicus (tuber) ext. equiv. dry (Mai Dong) 149.4 mg
Platycodon grandiflorus (root) ext. equiv. dry (Jie Geng) 62.10 mg
Polygala sibirica (root) ext. equiv. dry (Yuan Zhi) 62.10 mg
Poria cocos (fruiting body) ext. equiv. dry (Fu Ling) 149.4 mg
Pseudostellaria heterophylla (root) ext. equiv. dry (Tai Zi Shen) 185.4 mg
Scrophularia ningpoensis (root) ext. equiv. dry (Xuan Shen) 111.6 mg

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This product is listed with the TGA - AustL 197497. The TGA publishes product info, including excipients under the "Other ingredients" subheading (not typically listed on the product label). Download the TGA public summary below.