Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan

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Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan, also known as Tianwang buxin teapills (simplified Chinese :天王补心丹; traditional Chinese :天王補心丹; pinyin :tiānwáng bǔxīn dān), is a Chinese classic herbal formula. It is commonly made into Chinese patent medicine.

Simplified Chinese characters standardized Chinese characters developed in mainland China

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore.

Traditional Chinese characters

Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau, and in the Kangxi Dictionary. The modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han Dynasty, and have been more or less stable since the 5th century.

Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.

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Variations

There are about 9 common prescription variations using the same name [ citation needed ]. One such formula is found in Volume 6 of "Revised Fine Formulas for Women" (校注妇人良方 jiào zhù fùrén liáng fāng) by Bi Li-zhai (c. 1529 CE).

Medical prescription

A prescription is a health-care program implemented by a physician or other qualified health care practitioner in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient. The term often refers to a health care provider's written authorization for a patient to purchase a prescription drug from a pharmacist.

The formula was created by Hóng Jī (T: 洪基, S: 洪基). It was published in "Secret Investigations into Obtaining Life" (shè shēng mì pōu, T: 攝生秘剖, S: 摄生秘剖) in 1638.

There are many variations of the formula proportions. Each maker of Chinese patent medicine changes the proportions of the herbs slightly. Some herbs may be changed also. For example, rén shēn (ginseng root) may be replaced with dǎng shēn ("poor man's ginseng"). The original formula instructed that the pills be coated with zhū shā (朱砂) (Cinnabar), which is banned by the FDA in the US. It is usually omitted entirely from the formulation or replaced with a substitute.

Chinese patent medicine are herbal medicines in Traditional Chinese medicine, modernized into a ready-to-use form such as tablets, oral solutions or dry suspensions, as opposed to herbs that require cooking.

Ginseng pharmaceutical drug

Ginseng is the root of plants in the genus Panax, such as Korean ginseng, South China ginseng, and American ginseng, typically characterized by the presence of ginsenosides and gintonin.

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Chinese classic herbal formula

Name Common Name Pinyin Chinese (T)Chinese (S) Katakana Kanji Vietnamese Genus species %
Rehmanniae Radix Chinese foxglove rootshú dì huáng熟地黃熟地黄ジオウ地黄Sinh địaRehmannia glutinosa29.6%
Angelicae Radix Chinese angelica rootdāng guī當歸当归トウキ当帰Đương quyAngelica sinensis7.4%
Schisandrae Fructus schisandra fruitwǔ wèi zǐ五味子五味子ゴミシ五味子Ngũ vị tửSchisandra chinensis7.4%
Zizyphi Spinosi Semen jujube seed, Chinese date seedsuān zǎo rén酸棗仁酸枣仁サンソウニン酸棗仁Táo nhânZiziphus zizyphus7.4%
Biota Semen Biota tree seedbái zǐ rén柏子仁柏子仁コノテガシワ側柏Bá tử nhânPlatycladus orientalis7.4%
Asparagi Radix asparagus roottiān mén dōng天門冬天门冬テンモンドウ天門冬Thiên môn đôngAsparagus cochinchinensis7.4%
Ophiopogonis Rhizoma mondo grass rhizomemài mén dōng麥門冬麦门冬バクモンドウ麦門冬Mạch mônOphiopogon japonicus7.4%
Scrophularia Radix Ningpo figwort rootxuán shēn玄參玄参ゲンジン玄参Huyền sâmScrophularia ningpoensis7.4%
Polygalae Radix milkwort root, snakerootyuǎn zhì遠志远志オンジ遠志Viễn chíPolygala tenuifolia3.7%
Salvia Radix Chinese sage rootdān shēn丹參丹参タンジン丹参Đan sâmSalvia miltiorrhiza3.7%
Codonopsis Radix poor man's ginseng rootdǎng shēn黨參党参トウジン党参Đảng sâmCodonopsis pilosula3.7%
Poriatuckahoe mushroomfú líng茯苓茯苓ブクリョウ茯苓Bạch linhPoria cocos3.7%
Platycodi Radix Chinese bellflower root, balloon flower rootjié gěng桔梗桔梗キキョウ桔梗Cát cánhPlatycodon grandiflorum3.7%

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