Details of Digestive Support #2

About this formula

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This formula provides herbal support for stress-induced diarrhea, tenesmus (sense of incomplete bowel movements), IBS, fatigue, and a lack of appetite due to the sense that your tummy is always full.

Other functions of this formula can apply to certain abdominal complaints that arise from the menstruation such as bloating, gas, gastrointestinal upset and even breast tenderness.

It can also have a positive effect on the moodiness and cramps of PMS, though that is sort of a secondary effect. The primary focus of this formula is in the digestive tract.

Similar formulas for gastro-intestinal complaints that are induced or aggravated by emotional or hormonal stress:


Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]

  • Spreads qi. This is a simple function, when you feel bloated, this is qi stagnation. This ends up looking a little bit like calming the enteric nervous system from the biomedical perspective.

Xiang Fu 香附 cyperus, nut-grass rhizome Cyperi Rhizoma

  • Another qi moving herb that helps to regulate the hormones and nervous system.

Mu Xiang 木香 costus root, saussurea, auklandia Aucklandiae Radix

  • This herb is often used for cramping pain in the intestines which can arise with stress-induced diarrhea.

Yu Jin 鬱金(郁金) turmeric tuber, curcuma tuber Tuber Curcumae, Curcumae Radix [use caution if pregnant]

  • This herb promotes the movement of “Liver qi and blood”, this regulates the movement within the intestines to help poop come out normal.

Chen Pi 陳皮 aged tangerine peel, citrus Citri reticulatae Pericarpium

  • This aged tangerine peel is good for stomach gurgling, but it also is another move-qi herb for bloating, but it also is another move-qi herb for stomach gurgling, but it also is another move-qi herb for bloating. Tastes like tangerine too, which is pretty good for a Chinese herb.

Qing Pi 青皮 unripe tangerine peel, green tangerine peel, blue citrus Citri reticulatae viride Pericarpium

  • This is that tangerine peel again, but instead of it being aged from a ripened fruit, this peel comes from an unripened peel which has a stronger function of eliminating qi stagnation which helps with the bloating or gas.

Fu Ling 茯苓 sclerotium of tuckahoe, China root, hoelen, Indian bread Poria Cocos

  • Fu ling dries excess fluids in the intestines (which end up looking like diarrhea), but also calms the spirit. Doesn’t make you sleepy or anything, just calm.

Sha Ren 砂仁 amomum fruit, grains-of-paradise fruit Fructus Amomi [supports pregnancy]

  • Just a dash of this herb is potent enough to dry up your poops.

Ren Shen 人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng made from real ginseng

  • This is the big-daddy of herbs. In this formula, ginseng strengthens the efficiency of the digestion which results in better formed stools.
Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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