Heavenly Empress® Formulae

heavenly_empressHeavenly Empress LiquidThe name of this formula is derived from the name of the formula Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Heavenly Emperor Tonifying the Heart Pill (of which it is a variation). As this formula is for menopausal patterns, I changed “Heavenly Emperor” to “Heavenly Empress®”.


Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae recens
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Huang Jing Rhizoma polygonati sibirici
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Tian Men Dong Radix Asparagi
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Bai Zi Ren Semen Biotae
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Qin Jiao Radix Gentianae macrophyllae
Xuan Shen Radix Scrophulariae
Dan Shen Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae
Di Gu Pi Cortex Lycii
Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi

Available as Liquid Extract 2oz or 60 Tabs / 500mg

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Heart-Yin and Kidney-Yin deficiency, Heart Empty­-Heat.


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

Tongue: Red without coating, redder tip, dry, cracked, with a midline Heart crack.
Pulse: Floating-empty, overflowing on the left-front position.

Classical Antecedent

Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in clearing Empty Heat.

This formula addresses Heart-Yin and Kidney-Yin deficiency with Heart Empty-Heat harassing the Mind.

  • Sheng Di Huang, Xuan Shen, Mai Men Dong, Tian Men Dong, Huang Jing, Mu Li and Gou Qi Zi nourish Kidney-Yin and Heart-Yin
  • Xi Yang Shen and Fu Ling tonify Qi and Yin and resolve Dampness
  • Wu Wei Zi nourishes Heart-Yin and the Essence and calms the Mind
  • Dang Gui Dong nourishes Heart-Blood
  • Dan Shen en¬ters the Heart channel and calms the Mind
  • Bai Zi Ren, Suan Zao Ren and Yuan Zhi calm the Mind and settle the Ethereal Soul
  • Jie Geng directs the formula to the Upper Burner and the Heart
  • Qin Jiao, Di Gu Pi and Mu Dan Pi clear Empty-Heat

Heavenly Empress® should be compared and contrasted with Ease the Journey – Yin® and Female Treasure™. Ease the Journey – Yin® nourishes Kidney-Yin and clears Empty-Heat; Female Treasure™ nourishes Liver-Yin and Kidney-Yin and subdues Liver-Yang; Heavenly Empress® nourishes Kidney¬-Yin and Heart-Yin, clears Heart Empty-Heat and calms the Mind. Thus, Heavenly Empress® has the strongest Mind-calming action of the three formulae.

A simultaneous deficiency of Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang is more the norm than the exception. Just as Ease the Journey – Yin® can be combined with Ease the Journey – Yang®, the latter can also be combined with Female Treasure™ or Heavenly Empress® in a complex condition of deficiency of both Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang, but with predominance of Kidney-Yin deficiency. The table on the following page compares and contrasts the formulae Ease the Journey – Yin®, Female Treasure™ and Heavenly Empress®.

It should be noted that the formula Heavenly Empress® can be used for any patterns of Heart-Yin and Kidney-Yin deficiency and Heart Empty-Heat.

Comparison Chart:
Ease the Journey – Yin® Female Treasure™ Heavenly Empress®
Patterns Kidney-Yin deficiency with Empty-Heat Liver-Yin and Kidney-Yin deficiency, Liver-Yang rising, Empty-Heat Heart-Yin and Kidney-Yin deficiency, Heart Empty­-Heat
Tongue Without coating, Red if there is Empty Heat Red without coating, dry, cracked Without coating, Red, redder tip
Pulse Floating-Empty Floating-Empty; slightly Wiry on the left Floating-Empty; Overflowing on the HE position

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.