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This is essentially a formula for dry skin that itches. While you can certainly seek out topical moisturizers and what-not, in many cases to really get to the root cause of this condition, one must nourish the blood.
So what does the blood have to do with the moisture on the skin? Isn’t that really about “sebaceous secretions” (naturally occurring oils in the skin) or sweat? Good question.
In Chinese medicine, sweat and moisture on the skin are functions of both the lungs (which regulates the opening and closing of the pores of the skin) and the blood. The blood is the precursor to sweat and (healthy, appropriate) oils in the skin.
If the blood is deficient, the skin can become dry, but it gets worse. An ancient adage teaches “to treat wind, you must treat the blood”. The premise here is that when the skin is dry, “wind” from the atmosphere can enter the skin and cause itching, even the sensation of insects crawling on or in the skin. Not pleasant!
So, by nourishing the blood, we can both moisturize the skin and eliminate itching. This is not as quick a fix as something topical for itching, but when the benefits do arrive, they will last longer than the periodic applications of topical anti-itch creams.
There’s actually an inverted narrative for this formula too. Instead of starting out with a blood deficiency allowing wind into the skin which itches, there is the possibility of something in your environment getting in or on the skin that has the effect of drying the blood in the skin local to that exposure. This formula also addresses this scenario.
So, this formula is for blood deficiency leading to dry and itchy skin, or an environmental exposure that damages the blood that nourishes the skin.
Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]
Chuan Xiong 川芎 Sichuan lovage root, cnidium, chuanxiong root Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]
Sheng Di Huang 生地黃 Chinese foxglove root, rehmannia (fresh),Rehmannia root Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Jing Jie 荊芥 schizonepeta stem or bud Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Fang Feng 防風 saposhnikovia root, ledebouriella root, siler Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Ji Li 蒺藜 caltrop fruit, puncture-vine fruit, tribulus Tribuli Fructus
Huang Qi 黃耆 astragalus root, milk-vetch root, milkvetch root Astragali Radix
He Shou Wu 何首烏 fleeceflower root, flowery knotweed root Radix Polygoni Multiflori
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 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 (?):
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