Yunying 25 Precious Pill

Yunying 25 Precious Pill


Yunying 25

Rinchen Yunying Nyernga ("Precious Turquoise 25") is a commonly prescribed "precious pills" (Rinchen Rilbu) used in the field of Tibetan medicine. Compounded of 25 naturally grown and conscientiously harvested herbs and minerals, this formula is highly regarded as a liver tonic, and is used for all manner of liver problems, including those due to excess alcohol use (hangover).

In use for more than 1200 years in Tibet, precious pill formulations are held to be some of the most powerful, deep acting preparations in the traditional pharmacopeia. The knowledge of how to harvest, purify and combine the ingredients, along with the spiritual techniques for blessing and consecrating them in order to bring out their full potency and efficacious benefits, is preserved to this day in the active Buddhist monasteries of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, where these pills are hand made in rigorous harmony with both the scriptural and oral traditions.

These blessed and holy pills may be kept on one's shrine as objects of veneration, installed in statues and stupas to bestow blessings, or taken as medicine. When consumed, one should not take more than one pill per month, unless prescribed by a Tibetan doctor.


Note: These precious pills are very powerful. We strongly recommend you use them only under the recommendation of a trained Tibetan or Chinese doctor.



In the Tibetan world Yunying 25 is taken regularly to treat all manner of chronic liver disorders as well as weak and sluggish digestion, loss of appetite, food poisoning, a feeling of constriction or pressure in the upper part of the body, excess thirst not easily quenched, and chronic bloodshot eyes. This formula is also used as a general liver tonic by those in otherwise good health.


When used to treat acute conditions, crush and swallow with a good amount of hot water on an empty stomach.

In order treat chronic conditions or when used to improve general health and vitality, the following method is preferred:

Soak the pill overnight in a small amount of hot boiled water, covering it with a lid. Do not expose the pill to bright light. Before dawn the next morning, crush and stir the contents either with the ring finger while reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra a few times (see below), then drink the whole mixture after adding a small amount of hot water. Follow with another cup of hot water. Immediately return to bed, covering oneself with warm blankets and sleep for about an hour in order to induce perspiration. Upon waking, drink additional hot water infused with saffron to close the channels of the subtle body. This process helps the formula to penetrate as deeply as possible. To increase the effects one may take the pill on the new or full moon, or during other auspicious times.

For three to seven days after taking the formula, it is considered auspicious and beneficial to avoid fish, pork, eggs, onion, garlic, fermented foods, hot spices, rigorous exercises and sports, sleeping during the day, cold showers, large amounts of raw food, and sexual activity.

A very interesting essay on these precious pills can be found here:

Mantra of the Medicine Buddha (pronounced as Tibetans say it)

Tad-ya-ta Om Be-kan-dze Be-kan-dze Ma-ha Be-kan-dze Ra-dza Sa-mung-ga-te So-ha


A loose translation could read “Hail! Appear, Oh Healer, Oh Healer, Oh Great Healer, Oh King of Healing!”