Eight Immortals Long Life Pills
Mai Wei Di Huang Wan by Lanzhou Foguang Foci is used for lung yin deficiency due to an underlying kidney yin deficiency. It is commonly used in geriatric lung deficiency presentations. This formula is a modification of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, adding Ophiopogon (Mai Men Dong) and Schisandra (Wu Wei Zi) to direct the formula to the lungs. It's original name was Ba Xian Chang Shou Wan, "Eight Immortals Long Life Pills", due to the use of eight ingredients.
Western Symptomatology: Chronic dry cough due to tuberculosis; HIV; Diabetes; Smoking; Dry deficiency asthma.
Suggested Use: 8 pills 3 times daily.
Symptomatology: Dry cough; Dry throat and dry nasal passages; Dizziness; Ringing in the ears; Palpitations.
Benefits: Nourishes lung yin, moistens the lung, benefits kidney qi
Patterns: Lung yin deficiency
Tongue: A red tongue with scanty fur
Pulse: A fine, rapid pulse
Ingredients: Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia) 362.6 mg, Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus) 181.3 mg, Shan Yao (Dioscorea) 181.3 mg, Mu Dan Pi (Moutan) 136 mg, Fu Ling (Poria) 136 mg, Ze Xie (Alisma) 136 mg, Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon) 136 mg and Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra) 90.6 mg. Inactive Ingredients Starch.