BLACK PEARL – Ginseng and Astragalus (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan)


A broad-based formula for many conditions, particularly affecting the digestive system and worsened by exertion or physical activity. Also perfect for health issues where the Qi cannot ‘hold’ up like hemorrhoids, chronic fatigue, prolapse, vaginal discharge.

Signs & Symptoms

  • General debility
  • General weakness
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hypotension
  • Prolapse of internal organs eg uterine, rectal, gastroptosis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diarrhea or loose stools, chronic
  • Poor appetite
  • Muscular atrophy or weakness
  • Pharyngitis, chronic
  • Chemotherapy, side effects
  • Dyspnoea
  • Sweating, spontaneous
  • Upper respiratory tract infection, recurrent
  • General debility due to severe or chronic illness

Dosage & Course of Treatment

8 - 12 pills, 3 times daily, half to one hour away from food.

In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 2 – 4 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50 - 100%.

Course of treatment: 2 – 6 months

Cautions & Contraindications

Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin).

If taking antibiotics, allow at least 90 minutes before taking this formula.

Do not use in cases with Liver Yang hyperactivity or headaches due to excess Heat or Fire.


Actaea (formerly Cimicifuga) spp. incl dahurica, heracleifolia, foetida 32.1 mg
Angelica polymorpha, root 32.1 mg
Astragalus membranaceus, root 64.3 mg
Atractylodes macrocephala, rhizome 53.9 mg
Bupleurum falcatum, root (Sickle-leaf hare's ear, Thoroughwax root) 32.1 mg
Citrus reticulata, fruit peel 21.3 mg
Codonopsis pilosula, root 64.3 mg
Glycyrrhiza uralensis, root 32.1 mg
Zingiber officinale, rhizome (fresh) 21.3 mg
Ziziphus jujuba, fruit 21.3 mg


*The above information is for reference only. Please consult with your Chinese medicine practitioner prior to taking this formula.

Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 90 mm


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