please choose carefully whether capsules or powder and sizes. Thanks.
Cyperus and Peony (Shu Gan Wan) is my “go-to” formula stress-induced digestive problems especially when there is pain. You know, when you have a big test or you have to visit unpleasant relatives and your stomach mysteriously starts hurting.
The (Chinese) Liver is very sensitive to emotions and when the Liver doesn’t move that free flowing “qi/energy” it can attack the (Chinese) Spleen and Stomach system and can cause pain there. This can happen even when you aren’t conscious of anger or being upset. Only that you aren’t happy or facing unpleasant things.
So you can remember when you have had stress and/or bloating that may lead to pain.”Stress-induced” can also mean “hormonal” or PMS, anything coincidental with the time just before or during a woman’s period.
Someone wrote me asking the difference between Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan and Shu Gan Wan. This is what I wrote back:
Thanks for asking. It is a bit confusing because there are many variations of Shu Gan Wan and they can vary. The two we carry and you mentioned both have Chai Hu in them. Both are for helping the stomach feel better. “Shu Gan Wan” translates as “smooth the liver”. The liver in this case represents mental stress which is causing problems for the stomach.
Chai Hu 柴胡 hare’s ear root, thorowax root, bupleurum Radix Bupleuri [caution]
Bai Shao Peony Alba
Fo Shou 陳皮 citrus Medica
Zhi Shi 枳殼 Citrus Aurantii Fructus
Xiang Fu 香附 cyperus, nut-grass rhizome Cyperi Rhizoma
Yu Jin Curcuma Longa
Yan Hu Suo -Corydalis
Bai Dou Kou Ammonmum Aromaticum.
Gan Cao 甘草 licorice root Radix Glycyrrhizae [caution]
This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 2 level teaspoon of the powder (or 4 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1 level teaspoon (or 2 capsules), two times daily. An empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]
At this dosage, your order will last (very) approximately this long (?):
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