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Kidney / Antiageing Tonic

Tonify the Kidney Yin, Yang & Jing. Antiageing tonic

Rheummania / Sheng di huang 生地黄 Rehmannia glutinosa, Polygonum  / He Shou Wu 何首烏Polygonium multiflorum, Shisandra / Wu Wei Zi 五味子 Schisandra chinensis, Zizyphus / Suan zao ren 酸枣仁汤 Zizyphus spinosa, Dong Quai / Dang gui 當歸Angelica chinensis.

Dosage: 5mls 3 x daily in water or fruit juice, Shake well before use. Not recommended for use in pregnancy. Safe in conjunction with cancer drugs at recommended dose.


Tinnitus/ ear disease

Sore lower back & knees

Weak bladder

Memory loss

Premature aging


Adrenal exhaustion

This tincture is indicated for either Kidney Yin or Yang or Jing deficiency, just as walnuts are said to tonify kidney yin and yang simulataneously. The symtoms are outlined below.

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

Pulse Deep and slow

Tongue Pale and swollen with teeth marks, thick white coat

Foods Used For Kidney Yang Deficiency

  • Lobster
  • Sardines
  • Shrimp
  • Clove
  • Dill seed
  • Fennel
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Walnuts

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 no coating

Pulse Floating and empty pulse

Related Conditions associated with Kidney Yin Deficiency

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

Foods Used For Kidney Yin Deficiency

  • Kidney beans
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Protein
  • Asparagus
  • Egg
  • Sweet Potato
  • Seaweed
  • String beans
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Grapes
  • Plum
  • Berries
  • Sea salt

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 - 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.

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.

Purchasing and additional information

All herbs are 45 euro per bottle. Herbs are sold in a miniumum of 2 bottles at a time or one month supply. You will need a minimum of one month to see a real effect in chronic conditions, although if the herbal tonic is right for you, you should expect to see some improvement of your condition within the 2 weeks. Postage and packaging is 10 euro for 2 bottles to Ireland and UK. As a rough guide, I say for every year you have had a condition you need a month of treatment. Please contact me to place your order and for postage rates to other countries, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. Herbs are posted on receipt of payment and delivery is 3-5 days.

All herbal tinctures come in 200ml bottles, taken at either 5ml 3 x day or 7 1/2 ml 2 x day. One bottle taken at this therapeutic dose will last 2 weeks. All herbs are either 1 in 1s or 1 in 2s meaning they are 1 part herb in 1 or 2 parts liquid respectively, as opposed to other herbs on the Irish and UK market which are either 1 in 3s or 1 in 5s. Therefore my tinctures are at least 2 x greater in strength and effectiveness. They are also organic or wildcrafted where available and I do not use endangered species. 

Whilst the Carahealth Herbal Tincture range has been formulated to have no negative drug/herb interactions. If you are on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding, I recommend getting expert naturopathic advice on herbal contraindications and drug/herb interactions by booking a Skype consult. I accept no resposibility if you self-prescribe my herbs whilst taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding (although my Carahealth Partus Prep and Carahealth Birth Aid can be self-prescribed as they are specific for pregnancy). I can make a herbal tincture specifically for you that is safe in pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you are on medication. Or perhaps you are not on medications but would like a consult to ensure your self-prescription is correct and would like advice on diet, lifestyle and supplements.

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