Herbal Sentinel – Yin™ Formulae

herbal_sentinel_yin“Sentinel” is a guard that patrols a watch tower: it is a metaphor for the Wei Qi system that guards against invasions of external Wind. This formula protects the body from invasions of Wind in individuals who have a tendency to Yin deficiency.


Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Bei Sha Shen Radix Glehniae
Shu Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae preparata
Ling Zhi Fructificatio Ganoderma lucidum
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Xi Yang Shen Radix Panacis quinquefolii
Bai He Bulbus Lilii
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae oppositae
Zhi Mu Rhizoma Anemarrhenae
Yu Zhu Rhizoma Polygonati odorati
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Shan Zhu Yu Fructus Corni
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata

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Deficiency of Lung-Qi, Spleen-Qi and Kidney-Qi, deficiency of Yin.


Tonify Lung-Qi, strengthen the Kidneys, nourish Yin, consolidate the Exterior, bolster Defensive-Qi.

Tongue: Red without coating or with rootless coating. It may be red only in the centre or front part. It may also be only slightly red with a rootless coating.
Pulse: Floating-empty or fine.

Acupuncture Points

KI-3 Taixi, KI-6 Zhaohai, LU-7 Lieque and KI-6 Zhaohai in combination, Ren-4 Guanyuan, KI-13 Qixue, BL-23 Shenshu, LU-9 Taiyuan, BL-13 Feishu, Du-12 Shenzhu, BL-43 Gaohuangshu. All with reinforcing method, no moxa.

This is a formula containing Lung-Qi and Spleen-Qi tonics such as Huang Qi to strengthen the Defensive-Qi and consolidate the Exterior.

  • There are Lung-Yin and Stomach-Yin nourishing herbs such as Wu Wei Zi, Mai Men Dong, Bei Sha Shen, Bai He, Yu Zhu.
  • Zhi Mu was added to clear any Empty-Heat that there might be; it also nourishes Yin.
  • Fu Ling is added to counteract any Dampness generated by the Yin-nourishing herbs.

Like the Herbal Sentinel – Yang™, this formula is designed to tonify Zheng Qi and strengthen the immune system. The present formula is for people with a deficiency of Yin and Qi of the Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys.

However, the formula is meant to be used as a preventive against invasion of external Wind. Thus it can also be used for those who do not have pronounced patterns of Yin deficiency of the above organs but simply a tendency or a constitutional propensity towards such deficiency. Provided the tongue lack a coating or has a rootless coating and the person has some slight symptoms of Yin deficiency, the formula is applicable.

Herbal Sentinel – Yin™ can also be used as a general protector of the immune system. In this case, its dosage should be increased during autumn and winter and decreased during spring and summer.

When to take
Take a higher dose in the evening.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.