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Ayurvedic Formulas

Gallstones and Urinary Stones

- (clear gall bladder and urinary heat and eliminate stones)
  • Turmeric root (chief herb)
  • Gravel root (chief herb)
  • Parsley root (chief herb)
  • Marshmallow root (assisting)
  • Licorice (assisting)
  • Dandelion root (supporting)
  • Ginger root (conducting)
  • This formula has a cool energy and is pain-relieving, dispersing, detoxifying and diuretic for both kidney and bladder stones. Since it helps to regulate blood sugar, it can also treat diabetes. Dosage: take 2 tablets 3 times a day; for acute conditions take 2 tablets every 2 hours and less often as the symptoms subside. Not recommended for pregnant women. More info on gallstones.


    - (clear heat, remove dampness and tonify the prostate)
  • Saw Palmetto (chief herb)
  • Echinacea root (assisting)
  • Goldenseal (assisting)
  • Gravel root (assisting)
  • True Unicorn root (assisting)
  • Uva ursi (assisting)
  • Marshmallow root (supporting)
  • Cayenne (conducting)
  • This formula has a mild-to-neutral energy. It is detoxifying and dispersing, treats prostate problems, promotes the reproductive cycle and strengthens male potency. Dosage: as a tonic, take 2 tablets 3 times a day. For acute conditions take every 2 hours and less often when symptoms subside.


    - (tonify blood and regulate chi in post-ovulation)
    Tonify blood and yin, regulate chi (pre-ovulation)
  • Dong quai (chief herb)
  • Lovage (chief herb)
  • False unicorn (chief herb)
  • Rehmannia, cooked (chief herb)
  • Crampbark (assisting)
  • Paeonia alba (assisting and conducting)
  • Atractylodes (assisting)
  • Blue cohosh (assisting)
  • Moutan (supporting)
  • Poria (supporting)
  • Ginger (conducting)
  • A blood tonic for women, this formula moves blood, regulates the menstrual cycle for deficient blood, and increases estrogen. It has a warm nature and is good for all menstrual disorders: amenorrhea, mennorhagia, and dysmenorrhea. Specifically it is a tonifying pre-ovulation formula, take after menstruation and before ovulation, while the formula with chaste tree berries should be used for post-ovulation. Dosage: As a tonic, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. For acute conditions, take 2 tablets every 2 hours with warm water. This formula generally is not recommended for pregnant women.


    - (tonify blood and regulate chi in post-ovulation)
  • Chaste tree berries (chief herb)
  • Squaw vine (chief herb)
  • Dong quai (assisting)
  • Crampbark (assisting)
  • Cyperus (supporting)
  • Poria (supporting)
  • Ginger root (conducting)
  • This formula alleviates menstrual problems and helps to regulate the female hormones. Chaste tree regulates progesterone, helps regulate and smooth liver chi, regulates chi, calms the mind, increases B12, adds calcium, is a diuretic, clears the liver and neutralizes excess hormones. It has a cooling energy and also helps with cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), moodiness and anxiety. For difficult, chronic menstrual problems, take this formula after ovulation and until menstruation. Dosage: as a tonic, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. For acute conditions, take 2 tablets every 2 hours with warm water. This formula generally is not recommended for pregnant women.

    Stress and Nervous Tension

  • Feverfew (chief herb)
  • Seen Viticis (chief herb)
  • Notopterygium root (chief herb)
  • Ligusticum (chief herb)
  • Angelica (chief herb)
  • Sileris (assisting)
  • Cyperus (assisting)
  • Licorice (supporting)
  • Schizonepeta (conducting)
  • Tea (conducting)
  • This formula relieves nervousness, headache, colds and flu. It has a warm energy. Dosage: take 1 or 2 tablets with boiled warm water every 2 hours or as needed. Avoid during pregnancy.

    Heart and Mind

    - (relieve heart blood circulation, tonify chi and calm spirit)
  • Hawthorn berries (chief herb)
  • Salvia ilthiorrhiza (chief and conducting)
  • Dong quai (assisting)
  • Tienchi ginseng (assisting and conducting)
  • Motherwort (assisting and conducting)
  • Polygala (assisting and conducting)
  • Borage (supporting)
  • Juniper berries (supporting)
  • Codonopsis (supporting)
  • Longan berries (supporting)
  • Acting on the heart and spirit, this formula calms the mind from excessive thoughts, nourishes blood and yin, and assists circulation. It has a warm circulating energy and is useful for arteriosclerosis, restlessness, low energy, palpitations, heart pains and most other heart problems. Dosage: as a tonic, take 2 tablets 3 times daily. For acute conditions, take more as needed. Not recommended for pregnant women.

    Weight Control

    - (reduce and reove excess heat and damp, calm spirit and tonify the stomach-spleen)
  • Triphala (chief herb)
  • Spirulina (chief herb)
  • Kelp (chief herb)
  • Cleavers (chief herb)
  • Astragalus (chief herb)
  • Cascara (assisting)
  • Chaparral (assisting)
  • Echinacea (assisting)
  • Gambir (assisting)
  • Rhubarb (assisting)
  • Watercress (assisting)
  • Atractylodes (assisting)
  • Stephania (assisting)
  • Ma huang (assisting)
  • Semen Zizyphus (assisting)
  • Mustard seed (assisting)
  • Licorice (supporting)
  • Fennel (conducting)
  • Ginger (conducting)
  • This formula gently opens the channels of elimination and assists in a balanced detoxification. It aids assimilation and in satifying hunger. It has a slightly cool, dispensing energy and is good for general detoxification and weight reduction. Dosage: 2 to 4 tablets 3 times a day. It is excellent taken with a diet of warm soy milk for weight reduction or a tea of cleavers and fennel seed. More info on obesity.


    - (remove liver stagnation, smooth and regulate chi, tonify liver yin)
  • Bupleurum (chief, assisting & conducting)
  • Milk thistle seeds (chief and assisting)
  • Dandelion root (chief herb)
  • Oregon grape root (chief herb)
  • Angelica (assisting)
  • Lycii berries (supporting)
  • Cyperus (conducting)
  • Fennel seed (conducting)
  • Ginger (conducting)
  • A relatively balanced energy, this formula regulates liver metabolism and dredges and detoxifies the liver while supporting liver yin (blood). It is useful for hepatitis, chest pains, colitis due to liver irregularities, constipation, cirrhoses, gynecology, and general blood detoxification. Unlike many other cholagogues, it also helps tonify liver blood, making it especially good for deficient conditions with blood and yin deficiency.


    - (liver chi regulation, smooth the process of digestion, detoxification, and glycogenesis in the liver)
  • Bupleurum (chief herb)
  • Cyperus root (chief herb)
  • Magnolia bark (chief herb)
  • Chaste tree berries (chief and assisting)
  • White peony root (assisting)
  • Bitter orange peel (assisting)
  • Lovage root (assisting)
  • Crampbark (assisting)
  • Wild yam root (assisting)
  • Poria mushroom (assisting)
  • Atractylodes (assisting)
  • Dong quai (assisting)
  • Gastrodia root (assisting)
  • Pinellia root (assisting)
  • Licorice root (supporting)
  • Ginger root (conducting)
  • This formula regulates liver chi and relieves abdominal and chest pains caused by an impaired flow of vital energy and blood. It is useful for relieving depression, stagnation, nervousness, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), uneasiness, chest pains, digestive upset, abdominal distention, bloat, belching, gas, indigestion, candida symptoms and constipation.

    Skin and Genital Herpes

    - (remove damp heat from the lower warmer)
  • Echinacea (chief herb)
  • Yellow dock (chief herb)
  • Gentian root (chief herb)
  • Goldenseal (chief herb)
  • Bupleurum (chief and assisting)
  • Poria (assisting)
  • Wild yam root (supporting)
  • Marshmallow root (supporting)
  • Myrrh gum (conducting)
  • This formula has a cool energy and is detoxifying. It disperses damp heat from the lower warmer (the pelvic cavity), making it useful for acute and chronic venereal diseases including herpes, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), leucorrhea, gonorrhea, syphilis, and general skin eruptions. It is good for blood purification and helping to resolve inflammation and pus. Dosage: 2 to 4 tablets 3 times daily with warm water. While taking this formula, patients should be warned not to use any stimulants, including drugs, alcohol, coffee, sugar and acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus. More info on genital herpes.
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