TCM Therapeutic Actions:
Replenishes Qi, nourishes the Blood and helps keep the mind peaceful. Also tonifies Yin and clears Heat, calms the Shen.
Chronic usage or large dosages are not recommended in cases of edema, hypokalemia, kidney disorders, hypertension and congestive heart failure. Do not use in pregnancy.
Use with care in patients with loose stools, general digestive weakness, spleen or stomach deficiency, Qi stagnation, dampness accumulation, excess conditions with phlegm, or Yin-deficient heat.
This formula may INCREASE the effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s), anticoagulants and antiplatelets; may increase potassium loss with diuretics and laxatives, which may interfere with antiarrhythmics.
This formula may DECREASE plasma glucose levels, and may decrease the effects of antihypertensive agents, antidiabetic medications, and scopolamine.
This formula may have estrogen-like activity, causing hypertension and fluid retention when used with oral contraceptives. May decrease endogenous testosterone levels in men and women with polycystic ovary disease. May increase the half-life of systemic corticosteroids.
2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.