Bu Yin (Nourish Yin)
HY-C treats a deficiency of yin by replenishing fluids, relieving heat, and repairing organ damage, especially when caused by prolonged fevers or drug use. It’s Chinese name, Bu Yin, means “nourish yin.”HY-C also normalizes hormonal imbalances thus regulating sugar metabolism, menopause, aging, and dryness of the skin, throat and bowel and relieving constipation.
Here are the herbs in this formula and what they do for health.
Dendrobium increases the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, reduces fever and pain, raises blood sugar and lowers blood pressure. It has been used to treat hypoglycemia, thirst, dry mouth and dry cough.
Eucommia is a major urinary and structural tonic. It reduces blood pressure, relieves muscle spasms, calms the mind, absorbs toxins from the bowels and lowers the absorption of cholesterol. It has been used to treat backache, painful urination, impotence, weakness and osteoporosis.
Rehmannia Root stops bleeding, reduces inflammation and strengthens capillaries. It has been used to treat ulcers, menorrhagia, diabetes, constipation, anemia and infertility.
The following herbs help to balance blood sugar:
Ophiopogon promotes mucus productions and helps regenerate the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It reduces muscle spasms and inflammation. It has been used to treat insomnia, vomiting, nausea, tuberculosis, constipation, coughs, heart disease and fear.
Trichosanthes raises blood sugar, relieves inflammation and thins mucosal fluids while increasing their production. It has been used to treat hypoglycemia, dry cough and fever.
Pueraria promotes sweating, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar, relieves pain and muscle spasms and increases blood circulation. It has been used to treat hypertension, atherosclerosis, headache, measles and inflamed skin. Anemarrhena thins mucus and increases its production. It promotes urinary flow, lowers blood sugar and reduces fever. It has been used to treat dry coughs, diabetes, insomnia, respiratory infections, lumbago, constipation and thirst.
Achyranthes increases the production of urine and mucous, relieves pains, soothes inflamed tissue and lowers blood pressure. It has been used to treat backache, hypertension, muscle aches and painful urination.
Hoelen increases urine flow and decreases blood sugar. Its energy is neutralizing. It has been used to treat edema, insomnia, frequent urination, swelling, hepatitis, tumors and heart palpitation.
Asparagus thins mucosal fluids while increasing their production, relieves muscle spasms and enhances immune response. It has been used to treat bronchitis, asthma, dry cough, colds, flu, night sweats and dry stool.
Moutan lowers blood pressure, relieves inflammation, decreases the permeability of capillaries and increases blood circulation. It has been used to treat arthritis, gastric pain, dry or inflamed skin, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and fever.
Alisma lowers blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. It is said to be good for all diseases that deal with the amount of water in the system. It has been used to treat dysentery, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, water retention and edema.
Phellodendron increases digestive fluids and enzymes, relieves pain and inflammation and acts as a laxative. It has been used to treat jaundice, urinary infections, eczema, boils and fever.
Cornus Fruit promotes the flow of urine and of menses, shrinks swollen tissues, lowers blood pressure and increases immune response. It has been used to treat impotence, urinary difficulty, menorrhagia, vertigo and uterine bleeding.
Both Licorice and Schizandra Fruit help the adrenals, stabilizing blood sugar levels. They probably act as catalysts in this formula, having a tonic and adaptagenic effect.
Suggested use is three HY-C capsules 3 times daily or one capsule 1 to 2 times daily of the TCM concentrate.
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