Cnidium and Tea Formula (Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San)


This is very effective for all sorts of headaches and is especially suitable for those headaches that come with a “wind” attack like a cold or allergies. It is a very aromatic smelling and tasting formula. It strongly opens up the sinuses.

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Details of Cnidium and Tea Formula

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

Alternative Names

  • Tea-Blended Szechwan Lovage Powder
  • Tea-Blended Sichuan Lovage Powder
  • Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea
  • chuan xiong cha diao san
  • chuan xiong cha tiao san
  • chuan chiung cha tiao san
  • senkyu tyatyo san
  • senkyuchachosan
  • Senkyū-chachō-san
  • 川きゅう茶調散
  • せんきゅうちゃちょうさん
  • TJ124; TJ-124; TJ 124


Bo He 薄荷 field mint, mentha Herba Menthae Haplocalycis

  • This herb lifts the effects of the other herbs in this formula to the head, plus is clears up redness in the eyes.

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

  • Because this herb’s name is in the name of the formula, that denotes that this is the most important herb in the formula. Not necessarily the largest dosage, though.

Qiang Huo 羌活 notopterygium root, chiang-huo Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii

  • This is an herb that is used to clear the head and push out the common cold. The “cold” in Chinese medicine is said to reside just under the skin and so causing a light sweat can push out the cold. This herb focuses on that goal, but it is also good for neck and shoulder aches which commonly arise with the common cold.

Bai Zhi 白芷 angelica root Radix Angelicae Dahuricae

  • This is a key nose opening herb in Chinese medicine.

Jing Jie 荊芥 schizonepeta stem or bud Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae

  • Another herb used for any “wind” invasion. “wind” is generally upper respiratory tract problems such as colds, flus, or allergies.

Fang Feng 防風 saposhnikovia root, ledebouriella root, siler Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae

  • This herb’s name translates to “guards against wind”. It is used with Jing Jie above.

Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]

  • This herb harmonizes the ingredients in this formula to remove any harsh effects or side-effects.

black tea (not included in online version)

Recommended for these body types:


Slightly Hearty

Slightly Hearty



Recommended for these thermal natures:






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

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

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