Shí Quán Dà Bŭ Tāng (All Inclusive Great Tonifying Formula)

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This one is personal: this is the formula I have been on for quite a while now. It lives up to its translation of “All Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction.” It is kind of an all-purpose formula in that it tonifies all four of the basic substances: qi, blood, yin, and yang.

Support Materials

SH2 - Shi Quan Da Bu Tang Slides


Pdf of Chinese Herbs: A Clinical Review of Astragalus, Ligusticum, and Schizandrae by Dr. Steven Sinclair

Information on Peyer's Patch

Kampo Information of Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

Western medical information on Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

Scientific paper looking at Shi Quan Da Bu Tang and cancer


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Lau, C., Mooiman, K.D., Maas-Bakker, R.F., Beijnen, J.H., Schellens, J.H,, Meijerman, I. (2013, Sep 16). Effect of Chinese herbs on CYP3A4 activity and expression in vitro. J Ethnopharmacol. 149(2):543-9.

Liu, H., Wang, J., Sekiyama, A., Tabira, T. (2008). Juzen-taiho-to, an Herbal Medicine, Activates and Enhances Phagocytosis in Microglia/Macrophages. The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine. 215(1), 43-54. Retrieved November 30, 2016 from

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Mateo-Carrasco, H., Gálvez-Contreras, M.C., Fernández-Ginés, F.D., Nguyen, T.V. (2012). Elevated liver enzymes resulting from an interaction between raltegravir and panax ginseng: a case report and brief review. Drug Metabol Drug Interact. 27(3):171-5.

Ohnishi, Y., Fujii, H., Hayakawa, Y., Sakukawa, R., Yamaura, T., Sakamoto, T., Tsukada, K., Fujimaki, M., Nunome, S., Komatsu, Y. and Saiki, I. (1998). Oral Administration of a Kampo (Japanese Herbal) Medicine Juzen-taiho-to Inhibits Liver Metastasis of Colon 26-L5 Carcinoma Cells. Japanese Journal of Cancer Research, 89: 206–213. Retrieved December 28, 2016 from

Pao, L. H., Hu, O. Y., Fan, H. Y., Lin, C. C., Liu, L. C., Huang, P. W. (2012). Herb-drug interaction of 50 Chinese herbal medicines on CYP3A4 activity in vitro and in vivo. Am J Chin Med 40(1):57-73.

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Scheid, V., Bensky, D., Ellis, A., Barolet, R. (2015). Chinese herbal medicine formulas & strategies (Portable 2nd Ed). Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, Inc.

Tatsuta, M., Iishi, H., Baba, M., Nakaizumi, A., Uehara, H. (1994). Inhibition by Shi-Quan-Da-Bu-Tang (TJ-48) of experimental hepatocarcinogenesis induced by N-nitrosomorpholine in sprague-dawley rats. European Journal of Cancer. 30(1), 74-78. Retrieved November 29, 2016 from

Yi, S., Cho, J.Y., Lim, K.S., Kim, K.P., Kim, J., Kim, B.H., Hong, J.H., Jang, I.J., Shin, S.G., Yu, K.S. (2009, October). Effects of Angelicae tenuissima radix, Angelicae dahuricae radix and Scutellariae radix extracts on cytochrome P450 activities in healthy volunteers. Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol. 105(4):249-56. Retrieved December 18, 2013 from

Zhang, Z. J., Tan, Q. R., Tong, Y., Wang, X. Y., Wang, H. H., Ho, L. M., Wong, H. K., Feng, Y. B., Wang, D., Ng, R., McAlonan, G. M., Wang, C. Y., Wong, V. T. (2011, February 16). An epidemiological study of concomitant use of Chinese medicine and antipsychotics in schizophrenic patients: implication for herb-drug interaction. PLoS One. 6(2). Retrieved January 7, 2014 from