Summary

  • Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to nourishthe kidney Yin, activate the blood and resolve blood stasis, and to clear heat and drain damp in disorders of the lower Jiao pattern
  • This is a modern empirical formula that has been developed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostatic hypertrophy) as well as chronic non-bacterial prostatitis
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that generally restricts the flow of urine from the bladder
  • This formula focuses on kidney Yin deficiency together with blood stasis as the predominant disease mechanisms
  • It also clears any residual heat or damp-heat from the lower Jiao, and facilitates the flow of urine

Indications: 

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

TCM Syndromes: 

  • Kidney Yin deficiency with deficiency heat
  • Blood stasis
  • Damp-heat retetion in the lower Jiao 

Key clinical features: 

  • Urinary frequency, difficult urination, hesitant/interrupted weak stream
  • Urinary urgency, painful urination, dribbling urination
  • Nocturnal polyuria
  • Prostate enlargement detected on medical examination

Dosage & warnings

3 capsules twice daily 1 hour away from meals

Only take as directed.

Formulation

Ingredient
Alisma orientale (rhizome) ext. equiv. dry (Ze Xie) 162 mg
Glycyrrhiza uralensis (root) ext. equiv. dry (Gan Cao) 72 mg
Paeonia obovata (root) ext. equiv. dry (Chi Shao) 162 mg
Paeonia suffruticosa (root bark) ext. equiv. dry (Mu Dan Pi) 162 mg
Phellodendron amurense (stem bark) ext. equiv. dry (Huang Bai) 162 mg
Rehmannia glutinosa (root) ext. equiv. dry (Di Huang) 252 mg
Anemarrhena asphodeloides (rhizome) ext. equiv. dry (Zhi Mu) 162 mg
Cornus officinalis (fruit) ext. equiv. dry (Shan Zhu Yu) 144 mg
Cyathula officinalis (root) ext. equiv. dry (Chuan Niu Xi) 162 mg
Lindera strychnifolia (root) (Wu Yao) 162 mg
Poria cocos (fruiting body) ext. equiv. dry (Fu Ling) 198 mg

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