Coffee Break Break (formerly 4 Miracle Brew ©)

Details of COFFEE BREAK BREAK©

Chuan Xiong root has a heady aroma that clears the head.

Coffee Break Break © is a calming brain-tonic that adds balance to excessive consumption of caffeine. Take a break from your usual coffee break without the side-effects of caffeine. This is the same product as the Four Miracle Brew. We have changed the name to avoid confusion with one of our other products.

One spoon of herbsOne teaspoon of Coffee Break Break hides some health in every cuppa coffee. Coffee Break Break’s rich aromatic flavor crystals taste like they’re brewing in your cup. Add to your favorite cup o’ caffeine and enjoy all of its energizing benefits without those nasty tics, tremors, shakes and sweats.

Two spoons of herbal material

 

Two teaspoons of Coffee Break Break makes a mid-strength cup of tea that calms your mind to help you focus. Add anything you’re accustomed to adding to your coffee and you’ll find Coffee Break Break a delicious way to bring some liquid balance into your life. Suggested dosage is to have one cup of Coffee Break Break for every two cups of conventional coffee.

Three spoonfuls of herbs.

 

Three teaspoons of Coffee Break Break for the dark rich satisfaction of full-strength coffee. This incredible herb formula not only calms the jitters associated with caffeine, but also provides some fuel for the mind and body. Caffeine is like a spark plug, but without the presence of fuel, that spark will do very little good. Coffee Break Break nourishes and promotes the creation of that fuel inside the body. Best part is that it actually tastes great!

Coffee Break Break

Miracle One: calms the over-caffeinated

Take a break from your coffee breakToo much caffeine (or even a tiny bit in sensitive individuals) can give rise to muscle tics and tremors, shaky limbs, sweating, anxiety, diarrhea, and frequent urination. Four Miracle Brew actually addresses those exact symptoms. We love our coffee here at Eagle Herbs but excessive amounts (over 32 oz a day) are increasingly thought to be harmful. A study from 2013 lead by Dr Junxiu Liu (University of South Carolina, Columbia) and colleagues looked at data from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study. Medscape reports, “Drinking more than four cups of coffee per day does more than increase the risk of the jitters, a new study suggests. Researchers report that heavy coffee consumption, defined as more than 28 cups of coffee per week, is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality among men…. For men and women 55 years of age and younger, the association between heavy coffee consumption and all-cause mortality is more pronounced.” (Source: Medscape, August, 2013)

Miracle Two: time tested safety and efficacy

Coffee Break Break (formerly Four Miracle Brew) is based on the classic Tang-kuei Four Combination (Si Wu Tang) first mentioned in the year 846, it has served as a base formula for many other famous herbal recipes and has withstood the test of time for safety and efficacy.

Miracle Three: as rich and satisfying as freshly brewed coffee

Its aromatic richness doesn’t taste exactly like coffee, you shouldn’t have that expectation, however its flavors really do hit the same notes as a freshly brewed cup of joe. The full flavor, the deep richness, and its eye popping aroma that gets right into your brain.

Miracle Four: so good for you, we can’t even say!

Look, this is a really important formula in Chinese medicine, with oodles of peer-reviewed studies that describe it’s benefits. This formula is so good for you, if we listed all of its medical benefits here, the FDA would shut us down for peddling an unapproved drug! [true!]

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The Four World-Class Ingredients

Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]

Dang gui is so delicious that lao zhong yi (elder Chinese medicine masters) are very careful giving this ingredient to those with very delicate or weakened stomachs (see modifications below if this describes you). Masters of traditional Chinese dietetics suggest adding it to chicken soup to assist in healing after a long illness.

Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]

Bai shao is the root of the lovely white peony. This herb is used to gently prevent sweating which is a common outcome of excessive coffee consumption. Bai shao also supports the “blood of the liver” which ends up relaxing muscle spasms and calming tremors at their root. In this case white peony is the root that treats the root. Ha. :)

Shu Di Huang 熟地黄 cooked rehmannia root, prepared Chinese foxglove root Rehmanniae Radix preparata [supports pregnancy]

This herb plays the bass in the Coffee Break Break quartet. In the 40′s, a slang term for coffee was “mud”, Rehmannia puts the mud in your cup for a deeper reserve of stamina. Rehmannia has a rich earthy and slightly sweet flavor that gives Coffee Break Break brew it’s deeply enriching qualities.

Chuan Xiong 川芎 Sichuan lovage root, cnidium, chuanxiong root Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong

If Rehmannia is the bass of the Coffee Break Break quartet then chuan xiong is its saxophone, cutting through with the really high notes. Chuan xiong is like the caffeine in coffee. Chuan Xiong is pronounced “chwon see-ong”, if you’re trying to say it right.

This herb is actually very similar to caffeine in many ways. Both are useful in the treatment of headaches. Chuan Xiong is widely used in medicinal formulas that treat headaches. Both chuan xiong and caffeine are said to work by dilating the blood vessels in the head.

Chinese medical theory has it that chuan xiong has the ability to lift blood to the head. This mechanism is thought to be responsible for it’s effect of supporting mental clarity and addressing headaches.

Best of all, Chuan xiong’s heady aroma fills your nose with every sip where it seems to directly enter the brain.

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Add Your Own Private Miracle

Modify for Mental Focus:

Caffeine is a remarkable drug that promotes mental clarity. However, it comes with jitters and restlessness. Adding two remarkable Chinese herbs can matches the benefits of caffeine without the side-effects. Yuan zhi and shi chang pu are also used in another formula that makes use of the head-clearing effects of these two herbs is Eagle Herbs’ ANX formula. We add:

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

 

Modify for Insomnia:

Obviously, coffee is a stimulant that gets in the way of restful sleep. 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

 

Modify 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

 

Modify 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]

 

Modify 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

 

Modify to Prevent Indigestion:

As was mentioned above, because of the rich nourishing qualities of the 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]

 

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Dosage

This formula can be used whenever you’re craving a cup of coffee, but not the shakes or anxiety that follows.

Stir 1/2 teaspoon into a cup of hot water for a gentle flavor that brings out its grassy aromatics.

Use 1 teaspoon for a medium strength pick-me-up.

Use 2 teaspoons for a very rich taste made famous by coffee chains.

100 grams of flavor crystals has 28 teaspoons.

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4 comments on “Coffee Break Break (formerly 4 Miracle Brew ©)

  1. Hey, this is Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac. telling everyone that we’ve changed the name of Four Miracles to Coffee Break Break. (It was getting confusing with our best-seller Four Marvel Powder.) Same ingredients… just a name change.

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