Nourish the Soul™ Formulae

nourish_the_soulThe “Soul” here stands for Hun and Shen. I use the word “nourish” when it is refers to Yin. This formula nourishes Liver- and Heart-Yin to calm the soul.


Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Bai Zi Ren Semen Biotae
Fu Shen Sclerotium Poriae pararadicis
Zhi Mu Radix Anemarrhenae
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae recens
Ye Jiao Teng Caulis Polygoni multiflori
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Gou Teng Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Chuan Xiong Rhizoma Ligustici wallichii
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae

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Liver-Yin, Kidney-Yin and Heart-Yin deficiency, Heart Empty Heat, Mind (Shen) and Ethereal Soul (Hun) unsettled.


Nourish Liver-Yin, Kidney-Yin and Heart-Yin, clear Empty Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Hun.

Tongue: Red without coating or with rootless coating, dry, possibly Heart crack.
Pulse: Floating-Empty or Fine-Rapid.

Classical Antecedent

Suan Zao Ren Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in nourishing Yin, stronger action in calming the Spirit.

Nourish the Soul™ is a variation of Suan Zao Ren Tang with a greater emphasis on nourishing Yin and clearing Empty Heat. It nourishes Yin of Liver, Kidneys and Heart. When Liver-Yin is deficient, the Hun is not anchored in the Liver and it therefore “moves” too much.

Gou Teng and Ye Jiao Teng are included to subdue the Liver so as to “absorb” the Hun back into the Liver.

When to take
It is preferable to take this formula in the afternoon/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.