120 capsules x 5000mg. from Blue Poppy Classics
Indications: Stress, insomnia, depression, panic attacks, PMS, irritability, tiredness, nausea, headache, Rib distention; breast tenderness, fatigue; loss of appetite, bitter mouth, dry throat, headache related to Liver function disorder, menstrual cycle disorders; dizziness, etc.
Applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Pattern: Liver-Qi stagnation, Liver-Blood deficiency, Spleen-Qi deficiency.
Action: Pacify the Liver, move Qi, eliminate stagnation, nourish Liver-Blood, tonify Spleen-Qi, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul.
Within this formula, Chai Hu courses the liver and resolves depression. The combination of Dang Gui and Bai Shao nourishes the blood and emolliates the liver. Because Dang Gui is somewhat aromatic, it moves the qi, but because it is sweet, it also relaxes tension, urgency, or cramping. Therefore, it is an essential medicinal for treating liver depression with blood vacuity. Bai Zhu and Fu Ling fortify the spleen and eliminate dampness, thus promoting movement and transformation and, ultimately, the source of engenderment of the qi and blood. Bai Zhu aromatically dries dampness, while Fu Ling blandly seeps it. Mix-fried Gan Cao boosts the qi and supplements the center as well as relaxes the liver's tension. It is the assistant medicinal in this formula. The two envoys or guides in this formula are Sheng Jiang and Bo He. Sheng Jiang harmonizes the center and eliminates dampness. Bo He, when used in small amounts, assists Chai Hu’s scattering and resolution of liver depression.
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Albae)
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
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.