by Health Concerns

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Therapeutic Actions

  1. Treats degenerative conditions and deterioration of brain function, vertigo, hearing loss, dizziness, and loss of memory
  2. Strengthens the immune system and speeds recovery from illness, especially useful in chemo and radiotherapies
  3. May be used as a tonic for infertility or impotence
  4. Excellent overall tonic
  5. Reduces frequent urination and hair loss
  6. Use to balance blood glucose in diabetes

Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Tonifies kidney essence (jing)
Tonifies kidney yin and yang
Tonifies Qi and blood


Internal: 3 tablets BID to TID
90 tablets, 650 mg., 15 day supply
270 tablets, 650 mg., 45 day supply


Astragalus root & seed (huang qi & sha yuan ji zi), Ligustrum fruit (nu zhen zi), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Lycium fruit (gou qi zi), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Eucommia bark (du zhong), Cuscuta seed (tu si zi), Ginseng root (ren shen), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Cornus fruit (shan zhu yu)

Pinyin Reference: Modified Zuo Gui Wan/You Gui Yin


Astra Essence maintains vitality and promotes longevity. The formula is a combination of tonic herbs to nourish essence and astringent herbs to prevent loss of essence. Emphasis is placed on balanced kidney tonification. Essence tonics are taken in order to slow aging and to prevent deterioration of body functions for those who are under constant stress. The formula is useful in our society where many show signs of premature aging or kidney deficiency from fast-paced lifestyles.

Clinical Notes

  1. Excellent results reported for impotence/infertility
  2. Clinical reports of effectiveness in reducing blood sugar levels in diabetics
  3. Useful for individuals under constant stress-students, executives, athletes, etc.
  4. Restores vitality in patients complaining of chronic fatigue
  5. Use as an adjunct to Chemo and radiotherapy
  6. Use for 6 to 12 months to reduce hair loss
  7. See Health Concerns Newsletters: Vol. 5 No. 2 From Chronic Fatigue Patient to Athlete (Guzman);
    Vol. 12 No. 1 Herbal Treatments for Diabetes and Syndrome X (Gaeddert); Vol. 12 No. 4 Diabetes
    II Complications of Diabetes (Gaeddert)

Additional Information

  • For kidney yin deficiency, see Nine Flavor Tea
  • For kidney yang deficiency, see Rehmannia 8, Backbone, Virility Tabs
  • For anti-aging, see Flavonex
  • For full system tonification, combine with Astra 8, a Lung and Spleen Qi tonic
  • For frequent urination due to enlarged prostate use Astra Essence followed by Essence Chamber

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