Heat-clearing herbs make Chinese Anemarrhena with Rehmannia Pills an excellent choice for menopausal women who suffer from hot flashes and night sweats.
Chinese name: Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (jih bye dee hwahng wahn), Chih Pai Ti Huang Wan
Also known as: Anemarrhena and Phellodendron with Rehmannia Pills
Hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, menopausal symptoms, all due to strong heat arising from yin deficiency
Tonifies yin and clears heat from yin deficiency conditions
This variation on Liu Wei Di Huang Wan has two added ingredients: Anemarrhena root (zhi mu) and Phellodendron bark (huang bai). The addition of these two heat-clearing herbs makes the formula much colder, enhancing its ability to clear heat from deficiency of yin. This makes it more useful than the base formula, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, when deficiency heat is the major symptom as in night sweats, hot flashes, thirst, restlessness, red cheeks, and dark urine. It is very useful in treating the symptoms of menopause, where the deficiency of yin (estrogen) leads to deficiency heat (hot flashes, night sweats, restlessness). It is also effective in treating the same symptoms in people who have developed deficiency heat signs after long-term use of thyroid replacement hormones or lithium.
Manufacturer: Lanzhou Foci
Dosage: 8 to 16 pills, three times a day
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