Placebos, Nocebos, and Your Herbs

“Placebos” and “nocebos“, describe how our brains comply with our health goals to generate rapid and profound changes. The placebo response is a poorly-understood response by the body that generates temporary healing and/or the perception of progress in one’s health status. The key point is that there is sudden improvement (which is our goal) but…

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Ginseng root vs. Codonopsis root

Eagle Herbs formulas that call for ginseng (人参, 人蔘, rénshēn) often include real ginseng, not the cheaper alternative called Codonopsis pilosula (党参, dǎngshēn)*. Codonopsis root is not a true ginseng, though it does roughly the same thing for the digestion as ginseng. It is cheaper which is good for those who want to save money,…

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Settle the Emotions Pill (Ding Zhi Wan)

Details of Settle the Emotions Pill This formula is for anxiety or jumpiness, specifically for someone with a timid or indecisive nature. Availability status: in stock Order Settle the Emotions Pill 100 grams powder (no capsules) @ $30.00 200 grams powder (no capsules) @ $55.00 100 grams (200 capsules) @ $40.00 Discount: 200 grams powder…

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Taishan Bedrock Powder (Tai Shan Pan Shi San)

Details of Taishan Bedrock Powder Alternative Names Great Mountain Bedrock Powder Tai Shan Pan Shi San Powder that Gives the Stability of Mount Tai About this formula: the mention of the “Tai Shan”, or “great mountain” is an image of stability in Chinese culture like the “Rock of Gibraltar” is used by a financial services…

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Tang-Kuei and Arctium Formula (xiao feng san)

Details of Tang-kuei and Arctium Formula   Alternative Names Wind Dispersing Powder xiao feng san hsiao feng san syuhu san shofusan This formula does four things that all support healthy skin. They work together to address the internal organs as well as the external skin. (This is also a very popular formula for dogs with…

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Atractylodes and Dioscorea Combination (Wan Dai Tang)

Details of Atractylodes and Dioscorea Combination A triple-action recipe to help you hit that sweet spot between too wet and too dry. Action 1: supports efficient digestion which is the first step in healthy fluid metabolism (leading to a discharge-free day!) Action 2: regulates the enteric nervous system in support of healthy digestion and fluid…

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Coptis and Magnolia Bark Drink (Lian Po Yin)

Details of Lian Po Yin Coptis and Magnolia Bark Drink This is one of those amazing Chinese herb recipes that have yet to be fully appreciated in the West. It is for damp-heat. Many people in developed nations are hot and damp. You can see it on their faces, or rather in their faces. People…

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Reishi Mushroom (Ling Zhi)

Details of Reishi Mushroom (Ling Zhi – Ganoderma) Alternative Names Ganoderma Reishi Ling Zhi yeongji 靈芝 Much has been written about the power, the glory, the magnificence of reishi mushroom. One classic text (Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing) says: Long term consumption [of ling zhi] will lighten the body and prevent aging, extend one’s life,…

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Diffuse Pain Decoction (Juan Bi Tang)

Details of Diffuse Pain Decoction Migrating aches aggravated by damp weather? The Diffuse Pain Decoction was originally conceived of addressing the painful influences of exposure to wind or damp weather. Back in the 1170s, that was a pretty good idea, well before we enjoyed so much control over our environment. Even with central heating and…

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Coffee Break Break (formerly 4 Miracle Brew ©)

Details of COFFEE BREAK BREAK© 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…

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Persica and Carthamus Combination (Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang) Drive Out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood

Details of Persica and Carthamus Combination Alternative Names Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang Drive Out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction Hsieh Fu Chu Yu Tang Blood-House Blood Stasis-Dispelling Decoction XFZY decoction Xuefu Zhuyu Benefits supports the cardiovascular system This highly respected formula is a modification of two other formulas: most of the ingredients…

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Cyperus and Atractylodes Combination (Yue Ju Wan)

Details of Cyperus and Atractylodes Combination Alternative Names Yue Chu Wan Yue Ju Wan Stagnation-Relieving Pill Xiong Zhu Wan Cyperus and Atractylodes Pill Ligusticum Chuanxiong and Atractylodes Pill Escape Restraint Pill This is the formula for the so-called “six stagnations”. Yue Ju Wan was created for “excess” types (even though they may feel tired a…

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Saussurea and Cardamon Combination (xiang sha liu jun zi tang)

Details of Saussurea and Cardamon Combination Alternative Names xiang sha liu jun zi tang hsiang sha liu chun tzu tang Saussurea and Cardamon Combination Six-Gentleman Formula with Aucklandia and Amomum Aucklandia and Amomum Gentleman Decoction Saussurea and Six-Major-Herb Decoction Vladmimiria and Cardamon Combination Benefits regulates intestinal noise regulates digestive functions supports intestinal health supports mental…

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Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang)

Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang) Detoxifying since 220 AD. Huang Qin Tang (Scutellaria Decoction) is a simple modification of the #1 formula in Shang Han Lun style Chinese herbalism. Huang Qin Tang is pronounced “wong chin tong“. Alternative Names Huang Qin Tang Huang Chin Tang Scute and Licorice Combination 黃芩湯 Scutellaria Decoction Huang-Qin-Tang (HQT) PHY906,…

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Cicada Clear

Details of Cicada Clear   Availability status: in stock Order Cicada Clear Modify for itching Add bai ji li (caltrop fruit) for itching + $6.99 100 grams powder (no capsules) @ $35.00 200 grams powder (no capsules) @ $72.00 200 capsules (100 grams) @ $48.00 5 bottles of 200 grams powder @ $300.00 5 bottles…

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Acceptance (Herbs for Heartbreak)

Details of Acceptance Availability status: in stock Order Acceptance 100 grams powder (no capsules) @ $30.00 200 grams powder (no capsules) @ $55.00 100 grams powder (200 capsules) @ $40.00 Discount: 200 grams powder (no capsules): buy 5 @ $250.00 Discount: 100 grams (200 capsules): buy 5 @ $175.00 Qty:

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