Healthy Ageing Kidney Tonic

Turn back the clock with these Chinese tonic kidney strengthening herbs are anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-fatigue & anti-inflammatory. These herbs tonify the nervous system, endocrine system & cardiovascular system & protect the liver. They improve cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol, widening coronary arteries and boosting blood flow to the heart. The herbs protect the liver, tone up the main internal organs, settle nerves, improve eyesight and reduce blood sugar levels to prevent diabetes. Rich in antioxidants, the herbs improve the immune system, slow down the process of cell aging and are anticancer. The tonic nourishes vitality, reduces excess heat, detoxifies the body, calms the mind and improves mental agility. This tincture is indicated for either Kidney Yin or Yang or Jing deficiency, just as walnuts are said to tonify kidney yin and yang simultaneously.


Tonify the Kidney Yin, Yang & Jing. Anti-ageing tonic

Rheummania / Sheng di huang 生地黄 Rehmannia glutinosaPolygonum / He Shou Wu 何首烏Polygonium multiflorum, Shisandra / Wu Wei Zi 五味子 Schisandra chinensisZizyphus /Suan zao ren 酸枣仁汤 Zizyphus spinosa, Dong Quai / Dang gui 當歸Angelica chinensis,Astragalus Huang Qi黃耆Astragalus membranaceus

Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice, Shake well before use. Not recommended for use in pregnancy.


  • Prevent premature ageing
  • Tinnitus/ ear disease
  • Sore lower back & knees
  • Weak bladder
  • Memory loss
  • Libido
  • Adrenal exhaustion

Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency

  • Sore lower back
  • Copious, pale urine
  • Cold limbs
  • Dislike cold
  • Weak legs
  • Water retention in the legs
  • Poor appetite
  • Loose stools
  • Infertility
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Chronic vaginal discharge
  • Loose teeth

Related Conditions associated with Kidney Yang Deficiency

  • Chronic nephritis
  • Interstitial cystitis IC
  • Low back pain
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Chronic urinary and prostate problems
  • Chronic ear disorders
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction

Symptoms of Kidney Yin Deficiency

  • Dry mouth, especially at night
  • Dark, scanty urination
  • Night sweats
  • Thirst Dizziness Malar flush
  • Sensation of heat in palms, soles, chest
  • Heat flushes in the afternoon or evening
  • Constipation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Chronic low back soreness or weakness
  • Desire to lie down and sleep
  • Hair falls out easily
  • Toothache
  • Declining muscle mass, thin body
  • Dry throat
  • Hot palms and soles
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Interstitial cystitis IC

Tongue Reddish tongue with little or patchy coating 

Pulse Floating and empty pulse

Related Conditions associated with Kidney Yin Deficiency

  • High blood pressure
  • Low back pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic urogenital infections

Sheng di Huang Rhemannia glutinosa - Sheng Di Huang is said to be sweet, bitter and cold and to enter the heart, kidney and liver meridians. Rheumannia clears heat and cools blood to treat high fever, thirst and scarlet tongue, nourishes yin and generate fluids to treat dry mouth and constipation and sweaty palms, soles, head and night sweats, cools ascending heart fire to treat canker sores, irritability, insomnia and malar flush and treats wasting thirst disorder (ie diabetes).

He Shou Wu Polygonum multiflorum/ Fleece-Flower Root - In TCM He Shou Wu also known as Fo ti, is said to be bitter, astringent bitter and warm and to enter the liver, lung and kidney meridians. Primarily it tonifies kidney Jing, which strengthens and nourishes the hair. It also tonifies the liver and kidney to treat Yin and Blood deficiency, relieves toxic fire and treats carbuncles, scrofula (neck lumps) and acne, moistens the intestines to treat constipation and expels wind to treat skin rashes and malaria.

The ancient medical text Kaibao Materia Medica states that regular use of Heshouwu helps build muscle, bones and bone marrow, and slows down the effects of ageing. Modern research has found the herb can help nerve cells grow and alleviate neurasthenia and other neurological diseases. It can reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and is also an antioxidant.

Wu Wei Zi Schisandra chinensis - Wu wei zi in TCM is said to be sour and warm and to enter the heart, kidney and lung meridians. It functions to constrain lung Qi and is indicated for chronic cough and wheezing, it tonifies the kidney and binds essence to stop diarrhoea, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhoea, leucorrhoea and frequent urination, inhibits sweating and generates fluids and is indicated for thirst with excess sweat and quietens the spirit and calms the heart to treat irritability, palpitations and insomnia.

Suan zao ren Zizyphus spinosa- Suan zao ren in TCM is said to be sweet, sour and neutral and to enter the gallbladder, heart, liver and spleen meridian. Suan zao ren nourishes the heart yin, tonifies liver blood and quietens the spirit to treat irritability, insomnia, palpitations and anxiety due to deficiency. It specifically prevents abnormal sweating.

Dang gui Angelica sinensis / Angelica archangelica  Dang gui us antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. In TCM, Dang Gui is said to be sweet, bitter, acrid and warm. It enters the liver, lung and kidney meridians. It is said to tonify the blood and regulates menses due to blood deficiency, invigorate the blood to disperse cold and alleviate pain, moistens intestines to unblocks bowels and reduce swellings, expel pus and generate flesh. Dang Gui is used for loss of appetite, gastrointestinal spasms, feeling of fullness and flatulence. It is also used as part of a formula for treating premature ejaculation.

Astragalus / Huang Qi Astragalus membranaceus- Astragalus is an adaptogen, antibacterial, anticancer, cardiotonic, diuretic, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, hypotensive, pectoral, tonic, uterine tonic and vasodilator. Huang Qi is commonly used in Chinese herbalism. Traditional Chinese medicine sees the spleen and the stomach as the foundations of good health, and Huangqi's action on these organs is one of the best ways of toning up one's vitality. Modern research has found that Huangqi can also widen coronary arteries, boost blood flow to the heart, improve the immune system and slow down the process of cell ageing.

In TCM, astragalus is said to tonify spleen & lung Qi, raise Spleen & Stomach Qi and is used to treat prolapse, tonify Wei Qi to boost the immune system, tonify Qi & blood due to loss of blood to treat postpartum fever. The root tonifies many organs of the body, whilst lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Huang Qi is used especially for treatment of the kidneys and also to avoid senility. It is used in the treatment of cancer, prolapse of the uterus or anus, abscesses and chronic ulcers, chronic nephritis with oedema and proteinuria. Recent research has shown that the root can increase the production of interferon and macrophages and thus help restore normal immune function in cancer patients. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy recover faster and live longer if given Huang Qi concurrently. It increases the production of blood cells. 

Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.

Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.