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This formula is renowned for treating heart blood and spleen qi deficiencies. The common cause of the syndrome is overthinking or excessive worrying, which consumes the blood and injuries qi. Symptoms of heart blood deficiency include palpitations, forgetfulness, and insomnia. Symptoms of spleen qi deficiency include low appetite



  • Ren Shen- Tonifies Spleen, Heart and Yuan Qi

  • Huang Qi- Tonifies Blood and Spleen Qi.

  • Bai Zhu- Strengthens the Spleen and dries Dampness.

  • Fu Ling-Strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

  • Suan Zao Ren-Nourishes Heart Yin and tonifies Liver Blood.

  • Long Yan Rou- Nourishes the Blood, calms the Shen, and tonifies and nourishes the Heart and Spleen.

  • Mu Xiang-Regulates Qi, strengthens the Spleen and prevents indigestion due to the rich nature of the other herbs.

  • Zhi Gan Cao-Harmonizes and tonifies Qi.

  • Dang Gui-Nourishes and harmonizes the Blood.

  • Zhi Yuan Zhi-Calms the Shen, sedates the Heart and opens Orifices

  • Sheng Jiang-Aids in strengthening the Spleen.

  • Da Zao- Nourishes the Blood, calms the Shen, tonifies the Qi and harmonizes.

Clinical applications

  • Chronic and constant stress, anxiety and depression with underlying deficiency

  • Insomnia with difficulty falling or staying asleep in patients who are stressed or have things on their mind

  • Anemia

  • Headaches

Western therapeutic actions

  • Anxiolytic to relieve stress and anxiety

  • Antidepressant function to lift emotions

  • Sedative and hypnotic effect to treat insomnia

  • Muscle relaxant actions to alleviate tension and stiffness

 Chinese therapeutic actions

  • Tonifies qi and nourishes the blood

  • Strengthens the spleen and nourishes the heart 

Cautions and contraindications

  • This herbal formula may cause drowsiness in individuals who are sensitive to herbs. Patients are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery and while taking this formula. Similarly, alcohol is not recommended as it may intensify the effects.

  • This formula is not to be used as a sleeping pill. 


Gui Pi Tang - Capsules (100 count)


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