Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Glehnia and Rehmannia Formula (Yi Guan Jian)


0102 一貫煎 (Yi Guan Jian)


Glehnia and Rehmannia Formula


Linking Decoction




Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name


Radix Rehmanniae

Sheng Di Huang

Raw Rehmannia


Radix Glehniae

Bei Sha Shen

Glehnia Root


Radix Ophiopogonis

Mai Men Dong



Radix Angelicae sinensis

Dang Gui



Fructus Lycii

Gou Qi Zi

Lycium Fruit


Fructus Toosendan

Chuan Lian Zi



Classic Literature Reference

Yu Ming Yi Lei An (Continuation of Famous Physicians' Cases Organized by Categories, 1770).

Compiler: Wei, Zhi-xiu.



Traditional: Liver and Kidney yin deficiency with Liver qi stagnation, marked by pain in the chest and epigastrium as well as hypochondriac region, acid regurgitation, bitter taste in the mouth, dry throat, a dry and red tongue, and a thready and weak pulse or a thready and wiry pulse. It is also used in the treatment of hernia.

Modern: Chronic hepatitis, peptic ulcer, diabetes, chronic gastritis, neurosis, PMS, herpes zoster, primary stage of liver cirrhosis, hypertension of pregnancy, retinitis, and stomatitis.

Pattern of Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation

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