TCM Therapeutic Actions:
Harmonizes Heart and Kidney function; promotes healthy blood flow to nurture the Heart; calms the mind and spirit (Shen). Also supplements Yin and Blood, regulates Qi and moves Blood.
Contraindicated in pregnancy, cancer and anti-coagulant therapy. Caution to be used in patients with hypermenorrhea, hemoptysis or hematuria.
Use cautiously in patients with Spleen and Kidney deficiencies and those experiencing diarrhea and Cold. Do not use in the initial stages of cough, rashes, common cold or any exterior condition. Not recommended in patients with Yang deficiency, coldness or water accumulation in the Heart channel.
This formula may INCREASE anticoagulant and antiplatelet effects; use cautiously with these types of agents as well as thrombolytic agents and low molecular weight heparins.
This formula may DECREASE plasma glucose levels, and if used with antidiabetic medications, may cause hypoglycemia.
This formula may inhibit benzodiazepine receptor binding by flunitazepam and may reverse some effects of diazepam. Digoxin-like immunoreactivity has been shown and may interfere with serum assays of digoxin.
2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.