Growing Jade™ Formulae

growing_jade“Jade” was an ancient term for children considered as precious as jade. The Chinese pictogram for “treasure” (bao) contains the one for “jade” (yu). “Growing” refers to stimulating fertility. This formula nourishes Kidney-Yin specifically to stimulate fertility.


Huang Jing Rhizoma polygonati sibirici
Nu Zhen Zi Fructus Ligustri lucidi
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae recens
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Tu Si Zi Semen Cusutae
Ba Ji Tian Radix Morindae officinalis
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinesis
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Shu Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae preparata
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae oppositae
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Shan Zhu Yu Fructus Corni
Han Lian Cao Herba Ecliptae
Yi Mu Cao Herba Leonuri

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Kidney-Yin and Essence deficiency.


Nourish Kidney-Yin, nourish the Essence, strengthen the Directing and Penetrating vessels.

Tongue: Red without coating.
Pulse: Floating-empty.

Classical Antecedent

Yang Jing Zhong Yu Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Balance Yin-nourishing with mild tonification of Kidney-Yang.

This formula addresses Kidney-Yin and Essence deficiency. Just as the formula Unicorn Pearl™ addresses nourishing the Yang aspect of the Essence, the formula Growing Jade™ nourishes the Yin aspect of the Essence.

  • Shu Di Huang nourish Blood and tonify the Kidneys
  • Shan Zhu Yu, Nu Zhen Zi, Han Lian Cao, Sheng Di Huang, Gou Qi Zi, Shan Yao and Huang Jing nourish Kidney-Yin and the Essence and strengthen the Directing and Penetrating vessels
  • Yi Mu Cao invigorates Blood
  • Ba Ji Tian and Tu Si Zi tonify Kidney-Yang and nourish the Essence

These herbs are added for the same reasons that Kidney-Yin tonics are added to a Yang-tonifying formula. Going back to the simile of the oil lamp, if we increase the oil ( =Yin) too much it may smother the flame (=Yang). It is therefore necessary to boost the flame slightly as we increase the oil, hence the addition of two Kidney-Yang tonics to this formula. Fu Ling Kuai was added resolve Dampness and counterbalance the cloying nature of the Yin tonics.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, to be taken as directed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Not to replace a varied diet. Not to be taken if nursing or if pregnant. Not to be consumed continuously for longer than 3 months.