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Yi Yi Ren Huang Qi Tang (Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang)

Coix & Astragalus Combination Capsules | 薏苡仁黃耆湯(防己黃耆湯)
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SKU 256B

Ingredients: Coix lachryma jobi seed (yi yi ren), Atractylodes root (bai zhu), Jujube fruit (da zao), Astragalus root (huang qi), Chinese licorice root (gan cao), Ginger root.

Mandarin: 防己黃耆湯
Pin-Yin: Yi Yi Ren Huang Qi Tang (Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang)
English: Coix & Astragalus Combination
Romaji: Boi Ogi To
Kanji: 防已黄耆湯
Kampo: Yes


  • Modification of a formula from Discussion of Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun, 206)

How it works:

  • Augments qi
  • Strengthens spleen
  • Releases exterior
  • Regulates water circulation
  • Promotes urination
  • Reduces edema

Clinical Applications:

  • Wind-damp with edema
  • Wind-damp without edema
  • Wind-damp Bi
  • Wind-damp with lung qi and spleen qi deficiency


Yi Yi Ren Huang Qi Tang is a combination created through the modification of an earlier formula, Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang, which is found in renowned physician Zhang Zhongjin’s “Discussion of Cold Damage” from the Han dynasty. This combination is used to help with different wind-damp indications by augmenting qi, strengthening the spleen, releasing the exterior, and regulating water circulation throughout the body.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name


Yi Yi Ren


Bai Zhu


Da Zao


Huang Qi


Gan Cao




Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Astragalus is combined with Atractylodes to support water metabolism. When they are combined with Coix, this supports improved digestion, reduces water retention, and augments qi.


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