gut microbiome builder

We are very excited to see an article about ginger that confirms what Chinese medicine has know for a long, long time. (We just had different terms for it.) We know that many people like to take probiotics and this is a natural way to re-build the stomach and large intestine without flooding it with…

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Si Jun Zi Tang with Ren Shen

Si Jun Zi Tang is the base for many formulas. We offer two versions- this one with Ren Shen and one with Dang Shen.  Si Jun Zi Tang is a common first formula for tonifying the Spleen and Stomach Qi.  I would suggest the Dang Shen as most Westerners tolerate it better than Ren Shen…

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Si Jun Zi Tang with Dang Shen

Si Jun Zi Tang is the base for many formulas. We offer two versions- one with Dang Shen and one with Ren Shen.  I would suggest the Dang Shen as most Westerners tolerate it better than Ren Shen which can make people “stuffy”. Although Spleen Qi deficiency is a common diagnosis and is associated with…

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Chai Hu Shu Gan without Gan Cao

Chai Hu Shu Gan for people who prefer without Gan Cao. Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan Chai Hu – 柴胡- Radix Bupleuri Xiang Fu – 香附- Cyperi rhizome Zhi Ke – 枳壳 – Frutus Aurantii Chen Pi – 陈皮 -Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Chuan Xiong – 川芎 – Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong Bai Shao-白芍- Radix Paeoniae Alba (Gan…

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Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan

Details of Aconite, Ginseng and Ginger Combination This is a variation of Li Zhong Wan but it is more warming. (You can read about in more detail in the link.) Anyone who is thinking of using this I would suggest you may want to start with Li Zhong Wan and see how you do and then bump…

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Jian Pi Wan without Gluten

This formula is a gluten free version of Jian Pi Wan. Read about Jian Pi Wan here. We have omitted Shen Qu (which contains wheat) and Mai Ya (which is a malt product). The rest of the formula should be fine for those sensitive to gluten. However, just to be sure I would suggest buying…

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Gluten free Bao He Wan

Gluten free Bao He Wan is modified without Shen Qu but added Mu Xiang. Give it a try… Try a small amount and tell us what you think. You can read about Bao He Wan here. This is for digestive issues to be taken right after a meal. Shan Zha Lai Fu Zi Mu Xiang…

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Bao He Wan

This is a classic formula for those who have trouble digesting their meals. Take this right after a meal. Good for bloating. The name literally means “harmonious bag” (bag being your stomach). For those concerned about Gluten then we have a “gluten free Bao He Wan” you can purchase.   Bao He Wan Shan Zha Lai…

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Zhi Shi Ping Wei San

This is a very good formula for overeating or those who have trouble digesting food, feel bloated after eating and/or have trouble losing weight even when they exercise. Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi Gu Ya Fructus Setariae Germinatus Mai Ya Fructus Hordei Germinatus Cang Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis Zhi Shi Fructus Aurantii Sheng Jiang Rhizoma Zingiberis Yi…

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Jian Pi Ling

Details of Jian Pi Ling Jian Pi Ling supports normal intestinal functions. Alternative Names Jianpiling   This formula is commonly used for gastric and bowel issues. Anyone with serious bowel issues should check with their physicians for a full western diagnosis. Jian Pi Ling is good if pain is involved and if it is a chronic…

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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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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. The Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Injury) is one of the key Chinese medicine “bibles” (or “classics” as the Chinese say). Huang Qin Tang is…

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Pinellia Combination (ban xia xie xin tang)

Details of Pinellia Combination Alternative Names ban xia xie xin tang pan hsia hsieh hsin tang Pinellia Heart-Draining Decoction Pinellia Heart-Purging Decoction han ge sya sin to hangeshashinto Hange-shashin-tō 半夏瀉心湯 はんげしゃしんとう TJ14; TJ-14; TJ 14 Benefits supports digestive functions supports intestinal health supports Availability status: in stock Order Pinellia Combination 100 grams powder (no capsules)…

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Bupleurum and Peony Formula jia wei xiao yao

Details of Bupleurum and Peony Formula Jia Wei Xiao Yao San This is our most requested formula.Ya It is really good for many forms of stress, frustration, anger and PMS. It seems it shows up in have the categories we have. When the (Chinese concept of the) Liver is out of balance, its function of…

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Citrus and Pinellia Combination (Er Chen Tang)

Details of Citrus and Pinellia Combination Alternative Names er chen tang erh chen tang ni tin to nichinto two olds combination two cured decoction two aged combination Two Vintage Herbs Decoction Nichin-tō 二陳湯 にちんとう TJ81; TJ-81; TJ 81 èr chén wán 二陳丸 This formula is named after the two herbs in this formula that are…

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Achy Breaky Stomach

Details of Achy Breaky Stomach About this formula Stress got you bloated? Bloating giving you stress?   This formula provides herbal support for indigestion and a variety of other gastric complaints. Specifically, bloating, gas (without a very strong odor), stress-induced ulcer or gastritis, heartburn, abdominal bloating and a lack of appetite due to the sense…

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