Chai Hu Mu Li Long Gu Tang

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120 capsules x 5000mg. from Blue Poppy Classics


Irritability, heart palpitations, insomnia, vexation and agitation, depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, peri- and menopausal syndromes, first or second degree A-V block, hyperthyroidism, Meniere’s disease, gastritis, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and postconcussion syndrome.

Applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Indications: Liver-spleen disharmony with depressive heat, phlegm dampness, and disquieted heart spirit.
Courses the liver and rectifies the qi, fortifies the spleen and supplements the qi, clears heat, transforms phlegm, and eliminates dampness, constructs, nourishes, heavily settles, and quiets the spirit.

Formula explanation
The heart spirit may become disquieted by any of three main mechanisms: 1) nonconstruction and malnourishment, 2) heat harassment; and 3) blockage and obstruction. Further, the latter heaven source of the qi and blood which construct and nourish the heart spirit is the spleen, while the two types of evil qi which may block and obstruct the free flow of the heart spirit are phlegm turbidity and blood stasis. It is also important to understand that liver depression can cause or aggravate any or all of these three main mechanisms. Liver depression counterflowing horizontally to assail the spleen causes spleen qi vacuity with nonconstruction and malnourishment. Liver depression transforming heat may cause depressive heat which floats upward to harass the heart spirit, and liver depression directly and indirectly by way of the spleen may cause phlegm, dampness, and turbidity which may block the free flow of the spirit. In this case, Chai Hu, Ban Xia, Sheng Jiang, and Gui Zhi course the liver and rectify the qi, keeping in mind that qi is yang and that, by freeing the flow of yang, one also frees the flow of the qi. Ban Xia, Fu Ling, and Sheng Jiang transform phlegm and eliminate dampness. Dang Shen, Fu Ling, Ban Xia, Sheng Jiang, Gui Zhi, Da Zao, and Gan Cao fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. In this case, Gui Zhi warms the spleen and, therefore, hlps to supplement the spleen. Huang Qin and Da Huang clear heat. Mu Li, Long Gu, Da Zao, and Fu Ling quiet the spirit.

Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)


2 capsules, 2 times a day

120 capsules x 5000mg. (500mg. x 10:1 concentration ratio)


Note: All Blue Poppy brand products come with the manufacturing date marked (MFG or Manuf. Date), the expiration date is 5 years from the date indicated on the bottom or side of the packaging.

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