Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang - 补中益气汤 - Middle Qi Tonifying Decoction (Granules)

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What is Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang?

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, developed around 1247 CE by Li Dong Yuan, is a traditional Chinese herbal formula. Long revered for its rejuvenating properties, it was primarily utilized to fortify the spleen and stomach, boost Qi (vital energy), and adjust the body's balance to promote general health and healing.

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang is also known as “Energy Booster” or “Tonify the Middle & Increase Qi decoction.”

What are the benefits of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang?

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang is widely known as a powerful qi tonic. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang tonifies Qi of the middle jiao (or middle burner) and raises sunken Yang. TCM practitioners often recommend Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang for fatigue, headache, aversion to cold, spontaneous sweating, prolapsed organs, and other conditions associated with Qi deficiency and sunken Qi. 

What is the dosage and method for taking Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang?

The generally recommended dosage of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang is 4.5 g mixed with hot water, 2-3 times per day; or in capsule form, four capsules, two to three times daily. However, always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.

Please see What's the Recommended Dosage for Granule Herbs? for more information.

When can I expect to see results?

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang typically starts to show effects within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.

Does Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang have any side effects?

While Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Those with migraines should avoid Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang with caution.

As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang before any course of treatment is started. 

Where to buy Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang capsules as well as granules in 100g bottles and bulk packaging

If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang from Treasure of the East is:
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Item Number: B120
Chinese Name: 补中益气汤, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
English Name: Middle Qi Tonifying Decoction, Energy Booster
Functions: Tonifies Middle Jiao Qi, Boosts Qi, Regulates Qi, Raises Sunken Yang, Lifts prolapsed organs*
TCM Pattern: Central Qi Sinking, Spleen Not Governing Blood, Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency, Collapse of middle warmer Qi
Potency: Concentrated 5:1; Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract.
Available in: capsules, 100g granules, and bulk packaging.


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Ingredients provided for reference. 

Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form.  Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).

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