Details of RopinoHerb RLS
Cooling the heart and spirit, Dan shen or Salvia root is a true “salve” for restlessness

Notes: RopinoHerb RLS for restlessness is based on Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan (Heavenly Emperor’s Nourish the Heart Pills). This formula first appeared in the text “Secret Investigation into Obtaining Health” published in the year 1638. This formula nourishes the Kidney yin to cool the heat in the Heart causing restlessness.

Other ingredients assume other possible causes for internal heat that rises up to the Heart to cause restlessness. While the article that describes the cause of RLS focuses on Yin deficiency, TCM practitioners never assume that any two people will present with the exact same cause for their internal heat. So, this formula also addresses a number of the lesser known but commonly found causes for internal heat. If you’d like a formula that addresses your specific cause of internal heat, you can look into an EagleHerbs Custom Formula just for you.

Also persons with RLS should look into our PLMD formula (Periodic Leg Movement Disorder) to see if these symptoms better describe your condition. Often people take these 2 formulas together or trade off during the day or on different days.


Alternative Names

  • Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Jia Jian
  • Heavenly Emperor’s Nourish The Heart Pill Modified


Hu Po 琥珀 amber Succinum

  • Calms dreams, eliminates insomnia. Hu Po is amber which is petrified tree sap. It is famous for calming the spirit during our sleep periods. During alcohol withdrawal, one’s sleeping may be fitful, superficial, or interrupted by constant stirrings. TCM calls this “dream disturbed sleep”. Hu Po treats that.

Dan Shen 丹蔘 salvia root Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix [caution] This works in the same way as a “blood thinner” although milder. Caution is with those on medications.

  • Cools Blood, calms restlessness. Many Chinese herbs are considered “cool” or “cold” in nature. They all have cooling functions, but Dan Shen also has an affinity for the Heart. By cooling the Heart, restlessness is relieved.

Chi Shao 赤芍 red peony root Radix Peoniae Rubrae

  • Clears Fire, Calms Restlessness Whenever there is a lack of movement, heat can arise leading to restlessness. Chi Shao helps the blood move and has a cool nature to further address the heat from stagnation.

Ye Jiao Teng 夜交藤 corydalis rhizome Caulis Polygoni Multiflori

  • Pacifies Spirit, nourishes calm. Ye Jiao Teng addresses restlessness by “nourishing blood”. Neurotransmitters may be regulated into functioning at a level more conducive to sanity because this herb effectively treats insomnia, irritability, and dream disturbed or fitful sleep.

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

  • Eliminates insomnia, absorbs sweat. Suan Zao Ren is another one of those herbs that “nourishes Blood” to address insomnia and restlessness. Suan Zao Ren is famous for deep restful sleep. While its sedative effect is no where near as strong as a cold tablet, it is believed to have the ability to stimulate the production of those neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce fidgeting, restlessness, and insomnia. Suan Zao Ren’s secondary function is to absorb inappropriate sweating which can help to prevent further loss of the body fluids needed to calm and nourish the Heart.

Bai Zi Ren 柏子仁 arbor-vitae seed; biota seed Semen Biotae Orientalis

  • Calms palpitations, nourishes sleep. Like suan zao ren, bai zi ren is famous for nourishing the Blood to effect the physical (biomedical) and metaphoric (TCM) Heart. While its sedative effect is no where near as strong as a cold tablet, it likely has the ability to stimulate the production of those neurotransmitters in the brain that address restlessness and insomnia.

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

  • Nourishes Blood, calms spirit.We’ve been mostly talking about “yin” or body fluids in controlling the Heart fire, however Blood too is an important part of this process. Dang Gui stimulates the production of Blood and helps the heart to remain well nourished with Blood, a subset of the larger concept of “yin“.

Bai He 百合 lily bulb Lilii Bulbus

  • Nourishes Heart, Calms Spirit. Lilly bulb is such a popular herb that it is considered equally adept in the context of a food. It is used for restlessness due to that Heart yin deficiency that we keep talking about, but also for insomnia and irritability.

Da Huang (Shu) 大黄 rhubarb root and rhizome Radix et Rhizoma Rhei (processed) [don’t use if pregnant]

  • Cools Blood, calms restlessness. This is rhubarb root. Da Huang is commonly used as a stool softener. In this particular application, the herb is steamed in wine first to weaken that function, but strengthens its ability to cool and move the blood. There are many places where heat can stagnate, if its showing up in the Blood, Da Huang will cool it off thus relieving restlessness.

Lian Qiao 連翹 forsythia fruit Forsythiae Fructus

  • Clears Fire, Calms Restlessness. Another herb that addresses a unique cause of heat that rises from the Stomach. Sometimes, eating too much will cause a sort of back-up in the Stomach. I call this the “Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast Syndrome” where you eat too much and feel like you’re carrying it around for the rest of the day. Well, if that sensation of a full stomach happens into the sleep period, the heat that is generated from that food back-up rises to the heart and causes restlessness. It is also noted for its ability to generate nightmares, generally in the earlier part of the night. These nightmares aren’t logical, they’re just weird. One solution besides the inclusion of this herb into this formula is not to eat late at night.

Huang Qin 黃苓 baical skullcap root, scutellaria, scute Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis [supports pregnancy]

  • Cools n’ Pacifies Shao Yang. What’s a shao yang? The shao yang channels are a funky location where heat can collect leading to more restlessness, but with the addition of frustration and general emotional disharmony. Getting your shao yang to vent its heat is a great way to calm down. You don’t want a hot shao yang, do you?

Zhi Zi 梔子 cape jasmine fruit, gardenia Gardeniae Fructus

    • Clears heat, dries damp.

Sometimes heat can get trapped in dampness, which makes it a bit more stubbon and difficult to remove. This is the difference between cooling off a cup of boiling water and airing out a hot car. Open all the windows and the air cools quickly, but it takes water longer to cool off. So, this herb makes sure that any dampness or humidity in the body will be dried to allow the cooling (and thus the restlessness) to better take place.

Huang Lian 黃蓮 coptis rhizome Rhizoma Coptidis

  • Clears Fire, Calms Restlessness. Huang Lian clears some of the causes of heat in the Heart that aren’t specifically due to a Heart Yin deficiency. Heat can come from anywhere, and because heat tends to rise, and the Heart is high up in the body, it always has to deal with heat that rises from the Stomach or Large Intestine.


This is a testimonial from a patient: 

“Thanks again for your help for me.  I am still taking 8 Ropinoherb PLMD capsules and 4 Ropinoherb RLS capsules every day late afternoon.  I’m still hoping to be able to take less, but so far, that is what works.   My nighttime regimen includes a hot bath or shower followed by lavender/chamomile lotion.   I eat organically and limit my sodium and sugar intake to a bare minimum.  I never eat red meat or drink red wine, both of which trigger RLS attacks.   Occasionally I take some marijuana and I have a prescription for Carbadopa Levadopa which I call my “rescue” drug and take the night before I travel or have some event that requires me being rested.  I try not to take it more than once a month as it augments very quickly.

In summary, having struggled with RLS for 60 years (since the age of 9), I am the best I’ve ever been and I owe that largely to Eagle Herbs and you.  Thank you.  Thank you.”

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>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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