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Hi Doug,
Thank you so much for your assistance with this. I am so excited and thrilled with your company and its products. Your understanding, prompt response and resolving of this matter make Eagle Herbs a place I look forward to continuing doing business with.
I became aware of Chinese herbs this summer through our acupuncturist and mostly used Ba Zheng San through another manufacturer. I started researching Chinese medicine on my own and found your website. I was immediately drawn to it. It is a plethora of information. When I ran out of the BZS, I decided to try your herbs and am so happy I did. The formula was better and worked with my system better. I expanded to two other formulas with you and again the results are amazing. I shared the information with my acupuncturist so she try your products and refer her clients as well.
Doug, you program is bar none. The service is quick and professional with great customer service. I just spent time this morning with a friend of mine from China going through your website and helping her and her husband get started with you. There is so much information to help educate anyone looking to better their health.
Thank you again!

Kampo and Eagleherbs

Eagleherbs.com thinks of itself as Chinese Medicinal Herbs. Yet much of the inspiration for our business and treating models is Kampo, what the Japanese call their herbal medicine.


Japanese and Chinese physicians (like all good doctors) will pay particular attention to the chief complaints, affect of the patient and other signs and symptoms. For all Asian medicines, the tongue and pulses are usually examined. With these and other diagnostic tools, a determination of the disease will be made.

In Kampo, the signs and symptoms, along with the disease determine the formula. The disease usually follows the complaint, which the patient will tell you by their symptoms. After the disease is determined then we can refine them according to a further look at the symptoms. These follow some principles of Chinese medicine like hot or cold, interior or exterior, in other words: yin or yang. That’s why we have the hot or not page.
However, in the Chinese modern method particular importance is given to the Zhengduan (診斷 zhěnduàn- pronounced more or less like jun dwan) or a diagnostic pattern. This is unique to Chinese Medicine and must be determined by a highly trained clinical doctor. Because this diagnosis is so particular it would make little sense for us to sell herbs directly to consumers based on “Spleen Qi deficiency” or “wood over-acting on earth” (to name a few common patterns).
For that reason, we have devised an on-line model that seems to work well for many people who have ordered from us.


The Japanese first incorporated Chinese Medicine way way back when.


From Wiki: Kampō medicine (漢方医学 Kanpō igaku?), alternatively shortened as just Kanpō (漢方?), is the study and further development of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Japan. The fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) came to Japan between the 7th and 9th centuries.[1] Since then, the Japanese have created their own unique system of diagnosis and therapy. Japanese traditional medicine uses most of the Chinese therapies including acupuncture and moxibustion, but Kampō in its present-day sense is primarily concerned with the study of herbs.

Recently, the Japanese realized that they could integrate Kampo medicine into their health system and they did. However, only MD’s can now prescribe herbs and traditional herbalists have been left out. A shame, I believe.
This is from the Journal of International Medical Research written by F Yu, T Takahashi, J Moriya, K Kawaura, J Yamakawa, K Kusaka, et al
After World War II Kampo medicine, ushered in a new age in Japan. In 1967, the health insurance authorities began reimbursement for four Kampo drug formulae prescribed by doctors. Reimbursement was available for 147 formulae in 1987 and about 400 formulae in 2000. Thereafter, Kampo spread steadily and rapidly.


Here is rather long article concerning the complexities of evaluating Kampo (and all Chinese medicine in the modern age).Evidence-based Reconstruction of Kampo Medicine: Part-III—How Should Kampo be Evaluated?
Katsutoshi TerasawaKampo agents, being herbal preparations, cannot only be regarded as ‘drugs’, but can also be seen as special ‘foods’, as exemplified by the famous Kampo slogan, ‘Foods and drugs, from the same origin’.

some favorite modifications to calm the shen

Some favorite modifications

Modifications for Mental Focus:

Yuan Zhi 遠志 Chinese senega root; polygala Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae [use caution if pregnant]

Shi Chang Pu 石菖蒲 sweetflag rhizome; acorus Rhizoma Acori Graminei

Yuan zhi and shi chang pu are used in many formulas that for its head-clearing effects. These two herbs are used in Eagle Herbs’ ANX formula.


Modification for Insomnia:

Suan zao ren and ye jiao teng don’t make you drowsy, but they restore your calm you so a timely and appropriate desire to sleep can naturally arise. Suan zao ren has a tasty nutty flavor that goes well with the coffee lover’s tastes. Ye jiao teng tastes like Dang Gui, so you probably won’t notice that taste either way.

Suan Zao Ren 酸棗仁 sour jujube seed; zizyphus Semen Zizyphi Spinosae [use caution if pregnant]

Ye Jiao Teng 夜交藤 corydalis rhizome Caulis Polygoni Multiflori


Modification for anxiety and sweating:

Long Gu (Dragon Bone) and Mu Li (oyster shell) are both heavy substances (minerals, essentially) that are said to anchor the spirit to address jitters, shakes, anxiety or sweating. These two herbs actually help calm jitters and shakes too, best teamed up with Gou Teng mentioned below.

Long Gu 龍骨 dragon bone; fossilized vertebrae Os Draconis

Mu Li 牡蠣 oyster shell Concha Ostreae


Modification for Palpitations:

Sometimes the energetic heat in coffee can get your heart racing, in the same way that very spicy peppers might. Dan shen cools the heat that’s causing a rapid heartbeat or palpitations due to drinking too much or too strong coffee. This herb is actually used quite often in medical applications that support the normal functions of the heart.

Dan Shen 丹蔘 salvia root Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix [caution]


Modification for tics, tremors, shakes

Gou teng is the gou-to herb for internal wind. Internal wind looks like an over-stimulated nervous system in that it causes body parts to tremble, like wind passing through the leaves of a tree. Gou teng calms tremors, chills the shakes, and sedates the tics that arise from excessive coffee consumption.

Gou Teng 芶藤 stems of gambir vine; gambir, uncaria vine Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis


Modification to Prevent Indigestion:

As was mentioned above, because of the rich nourishing qualities of a base formula, some elder zhong yi suggest adding a few herbs to this formula to prevent indigestion, bloating, or gas in those who can’t tolerate heavy broths, creams, or tastes.

These three herbs are known to American Chinese medicine students as The Three Candies. They’re sweet, delicious, and help stimulate the digestion so as to make this formula more satisfying in those with sensitive stomachs.

Da Zao 大棗 jujube, Chinese date Jujubae Fructus

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

Mu Xiang is a standard herb to use when the other herbs such as Ginseng- Ren Shen may be too heavy to digest.

Cyperus and Peony Formula (Shu Gan Wan)

Details of Spread the Liver Formula
Chai hu bupleurum is the key root in this formula that regulates intestinal movement.

There are many forms and variations of “Shu Gan Wan” such as “Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan”. Chai hu bupleurum is the key root to all of them.

Cyperus and Peony (Shu Gan Wan) is my “go-to” formula stress-induced digestive problems especially when there is pain. You know, when you have a big test or you have to visit unpleasant relatives and your stomach mysteriously starts hurting.

The (Chinese) Liver is very sensitive to emotions and when the Liver doesn’t move that free flowing “qi/energy” it can attack the (Chinese) Spleen and Stomach system and can cause pain there. This can happen even when you aren’t conscious of anger or being upset. Only that you aren’t happy or facing unpleasant things.

So you can remember when you have had stress and/or bloating that may lead to pain.”Stress-induced” can also mean “hormonal” or PMS, anything coincidental with the time just before or during a woman’s period.

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Huang Lian Shang Qing Pian

Details of Huang Lian Shang Qing Pian

Huang Lian Shang Qing Pian works to clear heat and wind in the Yang Ming Channel. This can manifest as pain in the face, specifically the teeth. This is a very, very draining formula and a person can take it for a few days and it seems to help. Anyone with a toothache should see their dentist obviously but this formula may help in the short term. The main herb – Huang Lian (Coptis) should not be used for more than 5 days or so.
The draining means it moves heat downward and overuse may cause loose stools or diarrhea, so be aware.


  • Huang Lian- Rhizoma Coptidis Recens
  • Zhi Zi- Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
  • Lian Qiao – Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
  • Man Jing Zi – Fructus Viticis
  • Fang Feng -Radix Saposhnikoviae Divaricatae
  • Jing Jie – Herba Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
  • Bai Zhi – Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
  • Huang Qin – Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
  • Ju Hua – Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii
  • Bo He – Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
  • Da Huang – Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
  • Huang Bo/Bai – Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis
  • Jie Geng – Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
  • Chuan Xiong – Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
  • Shi Gao – Gypsum Fibrosum
  • Xuan Fu Hua – Flos Inulae
  • Gan Cao – Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
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    a bit more on granules

    We have gotten a few emails about our granules. Sometimes people buy from other companies and the taste and texture of the granules are different. Making Granules is relatively new and many of the issues of them have yet to be worked out. Our main distributor is run by Eric Brand and his father, Charlie. Eric has written a book about using granules.

    Basically herbs get processed in slightly different ways depending on the processor. Each herb needs a “binder” or some type of starch for the constituents of the herb essence to stick to. Some use potato, some soy, some the bulk of residue herbs as this binder. Sometimes the ratio is 5:1 and sometimes its up to 10:1. The smaller ratios can be more potent but also more susceptible to clumping over time. Some herbs also need a bigger ratio to be stable. So this is the short answer as to why there are different colors and textures to the granules.

    Our distributers buy from a company called Treasure of the East which is a big company in China which ships to Taiwan and Japan which both have higher standards than the USA.

    So as long as you buy from a reputable company – which is basically anything you can buy in the states from a well-known company on the internet- you don’t have to worry about impurities. The problem comes when you buy from an internet company based in China or go to the smaller shops in a Chinatown, USA. Sometimes their herbs may be “less than pure”. Impurities are a big issue in China and both that country and the western countries are cracking down heavily on bad practices.

    Huang Lian Jie Du San discussion

    Huang Lian Jie Du San (Coptis and Scute Combination) is one of the most commonly and strongest formulas for clearing “heat” from the body. It uses just four herbs: the “three Huangs” (Bai, Qin and Lian). Huang Lian is one of the nastiest tasting things in the world and I LOVE it! There is a Chinese saying that “My life is more bitter than Huang Lian”. The fourth herb, Zhi Zi helps drain the heat that the “huangs” have dislodged.

    However, Huang Lian Jie Du San (Coptis and Scute Combination) is so bitter that it shouldn’t be used for too long. All that bitterness can dry out the stomach and otherwise damage it. I would say if you are unsupervised by someone a week on Huang Lian Jie Du San is enough. Not everything can be cured and if need be anti-biotics might be needed. Sorry to say but sometimes thats how it goes.

    Take care,


    Yan Hu Suo – Single Herb

    Corydalis - Yan Hu Suo FAQ

    50 grams should last you about 10 days

    This herb seems to help some people a lot – some not as much. Some customers have described it as “a life saver” and some don’t re-order it.

    Our Corydalis is made in high quality factories in China that export to Asia and the rest of the world. This is “hospital grade”.

    No, we don’t have any special arrangements with Dr. Oz or other doctors.

    About yan hu suo/corydalis: Yan Hu Suo (pronounced yawn-who-so) granules may be used for pain including those caused after exercise.  It doesn’t always take away all the pain but it can help a lot.

    Eagleherbs doesn’t usually sell single herbs (we like formulas/ groups of herbs) but sometimes we find something that can be very effective when used correctly. Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis yanhusuo) is one such herb that is effective for pain. Apparently scientists at UC Irvine have found that the roots of Yan Hu Suo (which has been used for thousands of years for pain in China) contains a compound called dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB). Who knew!? They call this type of research Neuropharmacology. This research was done on rodents so animals were harmed, so be forewarned.

    In traditional Chinese Medicine Yan Hu Suo/ Cordyalis is said to “invigorate blood”. Therefore, it is contraindicated for pregnancy and in modern times is cautioned for use with blood thinners such as warfarin/ coumadin. Dr. Daniel Hsu on the Dr. Oz show mentions that it shouldn’t be used for people with irregular heart beats. Not something I had heard but not bad advice. For everyone start with a small dosages at first while paying particular attention to avoid stomach upset. This herb MAY make some feel “spacey”.

    Again to quote from Dr. Oz’s website, “It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women or by people with an irregular heart rhythm. It may also have some interactions with medications such as hypnotics, sedatives, cancer medications and anti-arrhythmic drugs. Always talk to your doctor before trying a new remedy or supplement.”

    Note that the FDA has not evaluated any claims on Eagleherbs.com.

    You may notice that we often offer Yan Hu Suo as an add-on to existing formulas for pain. We do have other formulas that direct the corydalis more specifically to parts of the body. For more specific problems you can check out other pain formulas on Eagle Herbs including Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang and Juan Bi Tang (shoulder), Zuo Gu Shen Jing Tong Wan (Lower Trunk) as well as xue fu zhu yu tang which targets the chest and shao fu zhu yu tang which targets the lower abdomen. Some of these contain Corydalis and some use other herbs in place. Often you can “add-on” corydalis. 

    100 grams should be about 20 days worth but your needs may vary. Be careful with all pain relievers that it doesn’t upset your stomach. Taking just after a meal is not a bad rule.

    If you have been taking Corydalis and have some experiences to share please write us at service@eagleherbs.com .  I would love to hear how this works for you (or doesn’t). I wouldn’t publish anything that you write.


    take care,




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