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CHINESE LICORICE
Licorice Root

(Glycyrrhiza Uralensis, Glycyrrhiza Glabra)


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  • Chinese Licorice & Licorice Herbal Description
  • Chinese Licorice & Licorice Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Chinese Licorice & Licorice Dosage Information
  • Chinese Licorice & Licorice Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Chinese Licorice & Licorice Herbal Supplements & Products




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    CHINESE LICORICE HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Chinese Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), European Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and American Licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota) are also known as Liquorice, Licorice Root, Sweet Root, Gan Zao, Yastimadhu, True Licorice, and Sweet Licorice. There are several other species, some dangerous, but the three most commonly used for herbal medicine are these three species:

  • American Licorice Glycyrrhiza lepidota
  • Chinese Licorice Glycyrrhiza uralensis
  • European Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra


  • Licorice root is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs worldwide and is the single most used herb in Chinese medicine today. We have come to associate licorice as a flavor, at once loved by many and disliked by others. The flavor that conjures "Licorice" in our minds is not what it seems. What we have come to associate as Licorice flavor is actually Anise. Formulations for Licorice candies contain Anise Oil as the primary flavor, with Licorice root itself used as a sweetener, a sort of background flavor.

    Licorice is one of those herbs that crosses the lines among fragrance, flavor and medicinal herb. The source plant is a member of the pea family. The most familiar licorice is European Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra). On medicinal markets Chinese Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is also commonly used. It is probably the most abundant species in the American market given that the Chinese commercial Licorice root is cheaper than its European counterpart.


    COMMON TYPES OF LICORICE ROOT


    Since ancient times, Licorice root has been used both as a food and as medicine. In Chinese herbology it is an ingredient in almost all herbal formulas for the purpose of "harmonizing" the separate herbs involved. A member of the pea family, Licorice has a variety of active ingredients, one of which is glycyrrhizin. Glycyrrhizin has been found to possess anti-inflammatory, cough-suppressant, antiviral, estrogen-like and aldosterone-like activities. See Safety, Cautions & Interactions for more specific information.




    G. lepidota - American Licorice


    AMERICAN LICORICE

    Only one Licorice species is native to the United States, Glycyrrhiza lepidota. This wild licorice has a broad range from western Ontario to Washington, south to Texas, Mexico and Missouri. Eastward, there are scattered populations. It is a plant of prairies, meadows and the western shore. It has never been developed as a commercial source of licorice. Surprisingly, the plant is little studied. The Teton Dakota used the leaves for treating sores on the backs of horses. The leaves were chewed and applied as a poultice. Toothaches were treated by chewing the root, holding a piece of the root in the mouth. The root was also used for treating fever in children. It has a strong bitter taste, which then becomes sweet. In Texas, it is called amolillo, which refers to the foaming produced by stirring the root in water. In Texas folk tradition, the root tea was used to reduce fever in women after childbirth and to help expel the placenta. Other than a few relatively obscure folk uses of the plant by European settlers and indigenous groups, the plant is little known in the United States.




    G. glabra - European Licorice


    EUROPEAN LICORICE

    European Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), on the other hand, is a plant with a rich historical tradition. In Europe it is found in dry open habitats in the south and east, and has been cultivated throughout the continent where it is naturalized in almost all countries, except Scandinavia. Licorice was always harvested from the wild until the first European plantings of the herb were established almost a thousand years ago. The first century Roman naturalist Pliny mentions that licorice is native to Sicily. Theophrastus notes the sweet flavor of the roots and says it is used for asthma, dry cough, and all diseases of the lungs. Though not native to Germany, it was well-known there by the eleventh century and extensively grown in Bavaria by the end of the sixteenth century. Cultivation is recorded in Spain by the thirteenth century. Edward the First of England placed a tax on licorice imports in the year 1305 to finance the repair of the London Bridge. Licorice stick is the sweet, earthy- flavored underground stem of the plant, which may travel up to twenty feet from the main root. Cut into sections about 8 inches long, these underground stems or stolons are widely available in the herb market. They can be chewed to impart their sweet flavor. Napoleon chewed licorice sticks and that's what is said to have turned his teeth black.




    G. uralensis - Chinese Licorice


    CHINESE LICORICE

    Chinese Licorice mainly comes from Glycyrrhiza uralensis. It is found in dry grassy plains, and sunny mountainsides from much of northern China, especially the Asian steppes to the west. Most of the supply comes from northwest China. While it is the main species used in Asia, European licorice also occurs in wild desert regions, dry plains, grassy plains with salty alkaline soil, and fallow wastelands that were once used for producing rice, wheat, and millet in northwest China. These two species along with another Chinese native, Glycyrrhiza inflata, are official drug plants in Chinese Pharmacopoeia. The Chinese call licorice gan-cao, which means "sweet herb." An ancient Chinese herb, it is mentioned in one of the earliest Chinese herbals attributed to the Divine Plowman Emperor, Shen Nong, surviving from the first century. The work is known as Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing. Virtually all of the important Chinese medicinal herbs of today were mentioned in this important work, which has never been translated into English.


    ORIGINS & HISTORY

    The genus Glycyrrhiza includes about 20 species native to Europe, Asia, North and South America as well as Australia. The English name Licorice is derived from "liquiritia," itself a corruption of the ancient name Glycyrrhiza, which now serves as the scientific generic name for the plant group.

    Chinese Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is a flowering plant native to Asia, which is one of the 50 fundimental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where it has the name Gan Cao. It is usually collected in spring and autumn, when it is removed from the rootlet and dried in the sun. Licorice root is most commonly produced in the Shanxi, Gansu and Xinjiang regions of China.

    As well as traditional Chinese medicine, licorice root is used in Greco-Arab and Unani medicines, as well as in the traditional medicines of Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan, India and other Asian nations. Its Arabic name is 'Asal-as-Soos' and in Pakistan and India it is referred as 'Mulethi'. The Greco-Arab (Unani) Medicine recommend its oral use after removal of external layer to avoid side effects. People with heart conditions or high blood pressure should avoid ingesting extensive amounts of Licorice, as it can further heighten blood pressure and lead to stroke.

    A Chinese legend tells how licorice root first came to be used in traditional Chinese medicine:
      A long time ago, there was an old doctor with excellent medicine skills. He opened his medical office in his home with a few students as assistants. One time, he had to leave home for a couple of days, and before the old doctor left, he gave his students several drug packages in order for them to help out with the home patients. The old doctor did not return home on time, and the medicine he left for his students were running out, and there were still many patients to cure. In the backyard, however, there were some chopped and dried grasses used for boiling the water left, so the students administered them to the patients and told them that it was their teacher's medicine. Magically, the patients who were suffering from spleen and stomach problems, coughing phlegm, or with sore throats and ulcers were cured from this medicine. These dried grasses were Licorice roots. Since then, Licorice roots have been widely used in Chinese medicine and healing.

    Licorice was used by the Egyptians as a flavoring for a drink called Mai-sus, and large quantities were found in the tomb of King Tut for his trip into the afterlife. Pliny the Elder recommended it to clear the voice and alleviate thirst and hunger. Dioscides, when traveling with Alexander the Great, recommended that his troops carry and use licorice to help with stamina for long marches, as well as for thirst in areas of drought. In the Middle Ages it was taken to alleviate the negative effects of highly spicy or overcooked food. It was also used for flavoring tobacco, and as a foaming agent in fire extinguishers and beer.

    In a recent survey of Western medical herbalists, Licorice ranked as the 10th most important herb used in clinical practice. An astonishing number of Chinese herbal formulas (over 5,000) use Licorice to sweeten teas and to "harmonize" contrasting herbs. Its first documented use dates back to the time of the great Chinese herbal master Zhang Zhong Zhing, about 190 AD, but it was certainly used for many centuries prior to this. In 1914 the Chicago Licorice Company began to sell Black Vines, the first in a very long line of Licorice-based modern candies.

    TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES

    In Chinese medicine, licorice is one of the more widely used herbal drugs. Unlike European herbal medicine, in which herbs are often used alone, in traditional Chinese medicine most herbs are used in prescriptions with 3 or more herbs, sometimes 10 herbs, or even 50 or 100 herbs in a single prescription. According to the theories of traditional Chinese medicine, the prescriptions are separated into the monarch or main drug, minister drugs, assistant drugs, and guide drugs. The monarch drug is the "king" of the prescription and has the primary effect on the health condition. Many "assistant" drugs cooperate with a major ingredient in a prescription to produce a better effect on one particular organ or condition. The "minister" drug helps to synergistically increase the effect of the monarch drug. The "guide" drug is added to enhance the effectiveness of other ingredients, reduce toxicity or improve taste. Licorice is used in many Chinese herbal prescriptions as a "guide" drug to enhance the activity of other ingredients, reduce toxicity, as well as improve flavor. It is said that licorice is used in as many as half of all traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions.

    MODERN RESEARCH

    If we look at use of licorice from a western perspective, we see that its use has changed little over 3,000 years. It is considered demulcent (soothing to irritated membranes), expectorant (loosening and helping to expel congestion in the upper respiratory tract), and stimulates mucous secretions of the trachea. Other well-documented activities include significant antiinflammatory effects, a protectant effect on the liver against toxic substances and antiallergic activity.

    As a very important medicinal plant on a worldwide basis, the chemistry and pharmacology of European and Chinese licorice have been well studied. Up to 24 percent of the root weight is glycyrrhizin, the plant's major active component. Glycyrrhizin (also known as glycyrrhizic acid) is an extremely sweet glycoside, which foams in water. Other components called flavonoids are also responsible for some the root's attributed actions. Glycyrrhizin is said to be from fifty to two hundred times sweeter than sugar, hence the sweet taste associated with licorice root. Licorice root itself has a very sweet musty flavor, rather than the "anise" flavor we have come to associate with licorice.

    Studies have shown that glycyrrhizin stimulates the excretion of hormones by the adrenal cortex. Some researchers have suggested it as a possible drug to prolong the action of cortisone. Glycyrrhizin has a similar chemical structure to corticosteroids released by the adrenals, and further studies have suggested that it might one day prove useful in improving the function of hormone drugs, or be used as an aid in helping to reduce withdrawal symptoms from dependency on some corticosteroid hormones. Glycyrrhizin has also shown estrogenic activity in laboratory animals, and is experimentally antiinflammatory, antirheumatic, and antibacterial. In China, licorice root is used as an antacid.





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    CHINESE LICORICE & LICORICE USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Most Licorice is grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid). Licorice has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine. Today, Licorice is used as a folk or traditional remedy for stomach ulcers, bronchitis, and sore throat, as well as infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.

    Medicinally, Chinese Licorice is a renowned component of traditional Chinese medicine, and is recognized as one of its fifty fundamental herbs. It shares many of the constituents common with Glycyrrhiza glabra (European Licorice), but uniquely, it also contains the flavonoid Quercetin, which has been studied for a variety of medical uses.

    Chinese Licorice is not as well studied as its European counterpart, but both are indicated for many of the same functions. Licorice root may be used to assist with upper respiratory catarrhs and is recognized by traditional Chinese practitioners as an adaptogen, helping the body to cope with daily stress. It may also be used to relieve minor abdominal discomfort, and is used in herbal preparations to alleviate dyspepsia.

    Peeled Licorice root is available in dried and powdered forms. Licorice root is available as capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts. Licorice can be found with glycyrrhizin removed; the product is called DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice). Licorice is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return.

    An injectable form of Licorice extract (not available in the United States) has been shown to have beneficial effects against hepatitis C in clinical trials. There are no reliable data on oral forms of Licorice for hepatitis C. More research is needed before reaching any conclusions.

    LICORICE & GASTRIC ULCERS

    One of the better known folk uses of Licorice in Europe has been in the treatment of gastric ulcers. Based on this historical use, in European herbal medicine, Licorice has been widely used as a treatment for gastric ulcers.

    Modern use began in 1946, when a Dutch physician, F. E. Revers demonstrated that Licorice was the active ingredient in a domestic medicine used in the Netherlands, then reported good results obtained in the treatment of stomach ulcers in 32 patients.

    In the 1950s new research showed that Licorice-derived compounds can raise the concentration of prostaglandins in the digestive system that promote mucous secretion from the stomach, as well as produce new cells in the stomach lining. It was also shown that Licorice prolongs the life span of surface cells in the stomach and has an antipepsin effect. The combined effect leads to the healing of ulcers.

    A recent study from Iranian researchers used aspirin coated with Licorice and found that it helped protect against ulcers induced by aspirin, reducing the size and number of ulcers.

    LICORICE & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME - POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS

    Licorice is more than a flavor. While in small doses over a short period of time, Licorice can help in reducing ulcers, and is used traditionally as a cough suppressant, expectorant, and other uses, its future perhaps lies in taking what is currently known about the herb, and applying that to new applications.

    Scientists have shown that Licorice has an effect on the adrenals, helping to stimulate glucocorticoid production. In excess, this leads to the side effects now recognized for Licorice. Recognizing these effects described for and related to Licorice, Riccardo Baschetti of Padova, Italy, sent a letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal reporting his own success in treating his own case of chronic fatigue syndrome with licorice root. Citing the work of Dr. Mark Demitrack of the University of Michigan Medical Center who had published a number of papers related to mild glucocorticoid insufficiency in chronic fatigue syndrome patients who do not have symptoms of Addison's disease. Mr. Baschetti, put two and two together. If his theory is correct, it occurred to him that Licorice consumption, which potentiates glucocorticoid hormone action, might be useful in chronic fatigue syndrome. His chronic fatigue syndrome had persisted for 20 months with unsatisfactory results with various treatments. He then started taking Licorice at a dose of 2.5 grams / 500 mL/d in milk. After a few days of his Licorice therapy, his physical and mental stamina returned (though his lymph nodes did not reduce significantly in size).

    Symptoms of depression are similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, and that Licorice could be detrimental to depressed patients. Health care providers should make sure that patients have chronic fatigue syndrome and not depression before trying this regimen. It is important to note that this report is only the experience of one individual and is not a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome. Rather, it provides a significant research lead, and possible approach that other practitioners may wish to monitor in patients using Licorice.





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    CHINESE LICORICE & LICORICE DOSAGE INFORMATION

    The distinctive flavor and sweetness of Licorice comes from the glycyrrhizin that composes up to 25-percent of the root's makeup. The root itself is hard and fibrous, and is thus typically used for food only as a liquid flavor infusion. In fact, many Licorice flavored candies include no real Licorice, and are instead flavored with similarly flavored spices such as Anise and Fennel. Licorice constituents is glycyrrhizin, complex immune-stimulant sugars. The root is used in dried form. Typical preparations include teas, tinctures, and in encapsulations. The whole sticks and slices may be chewed straight and are pleasant tasting.

    Licorice is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return.

    According to the German health authorities, the dose of Licorice is about 1 teaspoonful of the cut and sifted root (equivalent to 2 to 4 grams), in a cup of boiling water. After the water is poured over the root, it is allowed to simmer for an additional five minutes. It is then cooled and filtered. One cup of the tea is taken after a meal. Use is limited to four to six weeks without a health care provider further use.

  • Gastric Ulcer Pain: Chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care.
  • Mouth Sores: Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label.
  • Respiratory Problems: Take orally 1 to 2 grams of Licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week.
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, or Herpes: Apply Licorice cream to affected area twice daily.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects.





  • CHINESE LICORICE & LICORICE SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, which can cause high blood pressure, salt and water retention, and low potassium levels; it could also lead to heart problems. Patients who take Licorice with diuretics or medicines that reduce the body’s potassium levels could induce even lower potassium levels. Taking large amounts of Licorice root could also affect cortisol levels as well. People with heart disease or high blood pressure should be cautious about taking Licorice root.

    The safety of using Licorice as a dietary supplement for more than 4 to 6 weeks has not been thoroughly studied. Its long term use is not recommended. May cause stomach upset if taken in large quantities.

    POTASSIUM LOSS

    Whole licorice root can cause aldosterone-like activities such as fluid retention, high blood pressure, and potassium loss when taken in large dosages exceeding 3 grams daily for more than 6 weeks. This could lead to heart problems. People with high blood pressure or heart disease should be cautious about using Licorice. Licorice in the DGL form (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) does not cause aldosterone-like activities and fewer side effects; however, it is not clear DGL provides the same benefits as whole Licorice. To be safe, do not use Licorice if you have high blood pressure,

    Do not use Licorice if you eat a meat and potatoes diet. Your body needs Potassium from fruit and vegetables to compensate for the excretion of potassium stimulated by Licorice. If taking Licorice, eat plenty of Potassium-rich foods. Bananas and dried Apricots have been used as good potassium-rich food sources.

    OTHER SIDE EFFECTS

    About 20 percent of patients treated with Licorice in the 1950s experienced side effects such as water retention, upper abdominal pain, headache, shortness of breath, and stiffness. At first scientists thought this was an allergic reaction. Treatment with antihistamines brought no relief. The symptoms usually disappeared when the dose was reduced, though sometimes it was necessary to stop Licorice use all together. Similar symptoms have been reported from ingestion of large amounts of Licorice-containing candy, as well as by users of tobacco products flavored with Licorice. This litany of side effects left medical practitioners with little interest in using Licorice in the past thirty years.

    One possible side effect for men is reduced testostorone levels.

    Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known at this time. Licorice is not recommended for used as a supplement or consuming large amounts of Licorice as food by pregnant women. Pregnant women also need to avoid Licorice root because, as some research suggests, it could increase the risk of preterm labor.

    DRUG INTERACTIONS

    People taking Digitalis, Thiazide or loop diuretics, corticosteroid treatments could experience negative side effects. When taken in large amounts, Licorice can affect the body's levels of a hormone called cortisol and related steroid drugs, such as prednisone. Taking Licorice together with diuretics (water pills), corticosteroids, or other medicines that reduce the body's potassium levels could cause dangerously low potassium levels.

    People using aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs while taking Licorice regularly might lower the risk of ulcers.

    If you use steroids or an asthma inhaler, Licorice will increase both the effectiveness of the drug and the severity of its side effects.

    CLINICAL & RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

    More experience has been accumulated in the clinical use of licorice. Recognized side effects of prolonged use of licorice can include hypertension, water retention, sodium retention and loss of potassium. Therefore, the German health authorities warn that licorice should not be used for more than four to six weeks in therapeutic doses, without medical advice. During this period of time, a diet rich in potassium (such as bananas and dried apricots) is recommended. The potassium loss can also produce interactions with other drugs. The water loss-producing effects of conventional thiazide diuretics can be increased. In addition, if the individual is on digitalis glycoside heart medications (derived from foxglove), the potassium loss can actually increase the effect of the digitalis glycoside drugs by up to 50-percent. Since the toxic and effective doses of digitalis glycosides are in close balance, health care providers should be aware of this potential drug interaction. In addition, various European health authorities, including the German and French health agencies warn that Licorice should not be used in cases of high blood pressure, potassium deficiency in the blood, or chronic liver inflammation and liver cirrhosis.


    REFERENCES

  • Baschetti, R., New Zealand Medical Journal, April 26, 156-157, 1995.
  • Blumenthal, M. eds., S. Klein, trans. German Bundesgesuntheitsamt (BGA) Commission E Therapeutic Monographs on Medicinal Products for Human Use. (English translation).
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    Ziziphus Decoction Formula, Full Spectrum 5:1 Herb Extract Powder. 100% Extract with no fillers or carriers. Take 3 grams, three times daily or 4 to 5 grams twice daily. Ingredients include Ziziphus jujuba seed, Poria cocos fungus, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: ColdStop, For Cold & Flu, Dr. Shen, 750 mg, 15 Tabs
    Used at the first sign or during the first two days of cold or flu. Also used when exposed, or likely to be exposed to cold or flu. Disperses wind heat, clears heat, relieves toxicity. At the first sign of Cold or Flu: Take six pills immediately, then four every four hours for the rest of the day. If symptoms persist, continue to take four every four hours. If symptoms persist beyond the second day, switch to Dr. Shen's Zong Gan Ling. For Prevention: Take three tabs every four hours when exposed to cold or flu. Children: Use one tablet for each 25 lbs. of body weight. Crush and mix with food. The course of treatment is a minimum of one day and a maximum of one week per episode. Bed rest during the hours of administration, if possible, is a plus. Ingredients include Honeysuckle, also known as Jin Yin Hua or Lonicera flos - Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins, Expels Externally Contracted Wind Heat. Forsythia, known as Lian Qiao or Forsythia Suspensa Fructus - Expels Contracted Wind Heat, Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins. Balloon Flower, known as Jie Geng or Platycodi Grandiflori Radix - Transforms Cold Phlegm, Circulates Lung Energy, Benefits the Throat, Directs the Action of Other Herbs Upwards. Peppermint, known as Bo He or Menthe Herba - Disperses Wind Heat, Clears the Head and Eyes and Benefits the Throat. Edible Burdock, known as Niu Bang Zi or Arctium Lappa - Detoxifies Fire Poison, Disperses Wind Heat and Benefits the Throat. Crested Grass, known as Dan Zhu Ye or Lophatheri Gracilis - Releases the Exterior, Disperses Wind Heat, Lessens Irritability, Relieves Thirst. Schizonepeta, known as Jing Jie or Schizonepeta Tenuifolia - Releases Exterior, Expels Wind Cold and Wind Heat. Fermented Soy Bean, known as Dan Dou QiSojae Praeparatum Semen - Releases the Exterior for both Cold and Hot Exterior Conditions, Alleviates Irritability. Chinese Licorice root also known as Gan Cao Glycyrrhiza Uranelsis Radix - Tonifies the Spleen, Benefits the Qi, Detoxifies Fire Poisons, Moderates and Harmonizes Other Herbs.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Suan Zao Ren, For Stress, Sugar Coated, Plum Flower, 50 Tabs
    Stress has been identified as a contributing factor to a wide range of health problems. The traditional Chinese approach to deal with stress centers on balanced nutrition, meditation and the use of selective herbal formulas to help relax the body and calm the spirit. Suan Zao Ren is a popular Chinese herbal remedy that has been used by many to calm the shen and help relax the body. This unique formula nourishes the blood, clears heat and calms the spirit. Since many cases of stress and restlessness are related to imbalances of lower yang and qi, the ingredients in Suan Zao Ren were specifically chosen to help restore lower body energy and rebalance yin and yang influences, thereby allowing the body and the mind to be at peace. Take 2 to 3 tablets, three times daily. Ingredients include Ziziphus jujuba seed, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Suan Zao Ren Tang, For Stress, Plum Flower, 84 Tabs
    Stress has been identified as a contributing factor to a wide range of health problems. The traditional Chinese approach to deal with stress centers on balanced nutrition, meditation and the use of selective herbal formulas to help relax the body and calm the spirit. Suan Zao Ren is a popular Chinese herbal remedy that has been used by many to calm the shen and help relax the body. This unique formula nourishes the blood, clears heat and calms the spirit. Since many cases of stress and restlessness are related to imbalances of lower yang and qi, the ingredients in Suan Zao Ren were specifically chosen to help restore lower body energy and rebalance yin and yang influences, thereby allowing the body and the mind to be at peace. Take 2 to 3 tablets, three times daily. Ingredients include Ziziphus jujuba seed, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Yin Chiao, For Cold & Flu, Dr Shen, 750 mg, 90 Tabs
    Used at the first sign or during the first two days of cold or flu. Also used when exposed, or likely to be exposed to cold or flu. Disperses wind heat, clears heat, relieves toxicity. At the first sign of Cold or Flu: Take six pills immediately, then four every four hours for the rest of the day. If symptoms persist, continue to take four every four hours. If symptoms persist beyond the second day, switch to Dr. Shen's Zong Gan Ling. For Prevention: Take three tabs every four hours when exposed to cold or flu. Children: Use one tablet for each 25 lbs. of body weight. Crush and mix with food. The course of treatment is a minimum of one day and a maximum of one week per episode. Bed rest during the hours of administration, if possible, is a plus. This formula was first published in the Wen Bing Tiao Bian (Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases) by Dr. Wu Ju Tong in the year 1798. Ingredients include Honeysuckle, also known as Jin Yin Hua or Lonicera flos - Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins, Expels Externally Contracted Wind Heat. Forsythia, known as Lian Qiao or Forsythia Suspensa Fructus - Expels Contracted Wind Heat, Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins. Balloon Flower, known as Jie Geng or Platycodi Grandiflori Radix - Transforms Cold Phlegm, Circulates Lung Energy, Benefits the Throat, Directs the Action of Other Herbs Upwards. Peppermint, known as Bo He or Menthe Herba - Disperses Wind Heat, Clears the Head and Eyes and Benefits the Throat. Edible Burdock, known as Niu Bang Zi or Arctium Lappa - Detoxifies Fire Poison, Disperses Wind Heat and Benefits the Throat. Crested Grass, known as Dan Zhu Ye or Lophatheri Gracilis - Releases the Exterior, Disperses Wind Heat, Lessens Irritability, Relieves Thirst. Schizonepeta, known as Jing Jie or Schizonepeta Tenuifolia - Releases Exterior, Expels Wind Cold and Wind Heat Fermented Soy Bean, known as Dan Dou QiSojae Praeparatum Semen - Releases the Exterior for both Cold and Hot Exterior Conditions, Alleviates Irritability. Chinese Licorice root also known as Gan Cao Glycyrrhiza Uranelsis Radix - Tonifies the Spleen, Benefits the Qi, Detoxifies Fire Poisons, Moderates and Harmonizes Other Herbs.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Yin Chiao, Extra Concentrated, For Cold & Flu, Plum Flower, 100 Tabs
    Help support your body with Yin Chiao (yin chiao chieh tu pien), an all-natural Chinese herbal formula used to disperse wind, clear heat and relieve toxicity. Yin Chiao is one of the most well-known formulas in the Chinese herbal system. Famous in China for centuries, Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien has begun to develop a following in the United States and other western countries. Yin Chiao, also known as Yin Chiao Chieh Du Wan, Lonicera and Forcythia Antitoxic Pills, Yin Chiao Plus, Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan and "Honeysuckle Forsythia", is highly-regarded for its ability to nourish and strengthen the body's immunity. Take 4 tablets, three times per day. Ingredients include Lonicera japonica flower, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Arctium lappa fruit, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Glycine max bean-prep, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Lophatherum gracile herb.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Lian Qiao Bai DuPian, Plum Flower, 120 Teapills
    Dispels wind, clears heat, expels toxins, cools the blood. Take 4 tabs, three times per day. Ingredients include Forsythia suspensa fruit, Lonicera japonica flower, Rheum palmatum root, Taraxacum mongolicum herb, Viola yedoensis herb, Dictamnus dasycarpus root-bark, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Fritillaria thunbergii bulb, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Angelica dahurica root, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Akebia trifoliata stem, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Trichosanthes kirilowii root, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Cryptotympana atrata moulting.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bi Yan Pian, For Cold, Flu, Sinus & Nasal, Plum Flower, 120 Tabs
    Bi Yan Pian, formerly known as "Nose Inflammation Tabs", is an all-natural Chinese herbal formula that is used to disperse wind, clear heat and toxins, transform phlegm and support nasal health. Take 3 to 4 tablets, three times daily. Ingredients include Xanthium sibiricum fruit, Magnolia biondii flower, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Saposhnikovia divaricata root, Angelica dahurica root, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Chrysanthemum indicum flower, Schisandra chinensis fruit, Platycodon grandiflorum root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Good Sleep & Worry Free, Dr Shen, 700 mg, 150 Tabs
    Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill is used for a wide range of "disturbed shen" conditions including, insomnia, anxiety, dream disturbed sleep, irritability, restlessness, or a rancorous disposition. Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill is notable as it contains no heavy metal mineral stabilizers such as loadstone, oyster shell, or cinnabar which are used in some other Chinese herbal sleep remedies. This makes Dr. Shen's Good Sleep & Worry Free Pill safer for long term use. Pregnant women should consult their health care providers before taking any supplements. This formula is not considered to cause drowsiness or impair mental or physical functions, nevertheless, each person's reaction should be assessed before performing hazardous activities such as driving, operating machinery, etc. Take 2 to 4 tabs, two or three times a day. In cases of poor sleep, an extra dose in the middle of the night is appropriate. Course of use is one week or longer. Results are usually obtained after 3 to 7 days of regular use. Ingredients include Chinese Sage Root (Salvia radix, dan shen) - Clears Heat from the Heart, Invigorates the Heart Blood. Siberian Milk Wort (Anemarrhena rz., zhi mu) - Clears Heat, Quells Fire, Tonifies the Yin. Arbor Vitae Seed (Biota semen, bai zi ren) - Nourishes the Heart, Calms the Spirit. Atractylodes Root (Atractylodes rx, bai zhu) - Tonifies the Spleen, Aids the Digestion and Assimilation of the Formula's Yin Tonics. Schizandra Fruit (Schisandra fructus, wu wei zi) - Astringes the Essence, Calms the Spirit. Heart of Poria (Poria cocos, fu ling) - Calms the Spirit, Aids the Digestion and Assimilation of the Formula's Yin Tonics. Gardenia Seed (Gardenia semen, zhi zi) - Clears Heat from the Heart, Relieves Irritability & Restlessness. Bulrush (Medula Junci, deng xin cao) - Drains Heart Heat, Relieves Insomnia. Ginseng Root (Panax ginseng, ren shen) - Benefits the Heart Qi, Calms the Spirit, Tonifies Original Qi. Chinese Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza rx, gan cao) - Aids in the Assimilation of Other Herbs (Harmonizes).
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Complexion Formula, Dr Shen, 700 mg, 150 Tabs
    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, many inflammatory skin problems are actually internal conditions that appear on the skin. Common pimples and blemishes are often signs of a systemic condition known as Damp Heat. The herbs in this formula gently Cool Heat & Dry Dampness in order to reduce swelling and inflammation on the skin. For adults: 3 tabs, three or four times a day, for a minimum of 7 days; or as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid eating stimulating foods such as spicy foods, fried foods or bar-b-q. Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before taking supplements. Ingredients include Phellodendren Bark (Phellodendri Cortex / Huang Bai) - Clears Heat, Dries Damp, Detoxifies Fire Poison. Job's Tears Seeds(Coix Semen / Yi Yi Ren) - Drains Damp, Stregnthens the Spleen, Expells Pus. Hoelin Mushroom (Poria Cocos / Fu Ling) - Drains Damp, Harmonizes, Calms the Spirit. Tree Peony Root Bark (Mouton Rx Cx / Mu Dan Pi) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood, Drains Pus. Red Peony Root (Peonia Rubra Rx / Chi Shao) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood, Invigorates the Blood. Goldenthread Root (Coptides Rz / Huang Lian) - Quells Fire, Detoxifies Fire Poison, Drains Damp. Chinese Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Rx / Gan Cao) - Benefits the Qi, Clears Heat, Detoxifies Fire Poison, Harmonizes and increases the potency of the other herbs in the formula. Pearl (Margarite Pteria / Zhen Zhu) - Calms the Spirit, Clears Heat, Promotes Healing.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Peony & Licorice Teapills, Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Softens the liver, nourishes the sinews, calms spasms. Ingredients include Paeonia lactiflora root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Cool Bones Teapills, Qing Gu Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Clears deficiency heat and fire, alleviates steaming bone syndrome. Ingredients include Stellaria dichotoma root, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Picrorhiza scrophulariaeflora rhizome, Lycium chinense root-bark, Artemisia annua herb, Gentiana macrophylla root, Trionyx sinensis shell-prep, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Zhi Gan Cao Tang Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Honey-Fried Licorice Decoction Pills. Tonifies the qi, nourishes yin and blood, promotes circulation of heart yang, restores the pulse, calms the shen. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Use with caution during pregnancy. Use with caution in spleen dificient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Ingredients include Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Cannabis sativa seed, Cinnamomum cassia twig, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Panax ginseng root, Equus asinus gelatin.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bai Zi Yang Xin Wan, Heavenly Heart Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Biota Pills to Nourish the Heart. This herbal formula nourishes the heart, tonifies yin, tonifies blood, cools the blood, calms the shen. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Biota orientalis seed, Lycium chinense fruit, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Angelica sinensis root, Poria cocos fungus, Acorus gramineus rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bai Zi Yang Xin Wan, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Biota Pills to Nourish the Heart. This herbal formula nourishes the heart, tonifies yin, tonifies blood, cools the blood, calms the shen. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Biota orientalis seed, Lycium chinense fruit, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Angelica sinensis root, Poria cocos fungus, Acorus gramineus rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Great Mender, For Pain, Jin Gu Die Shang Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Jin Gu Die Shang Wan, also known as "The Great Mender" is used to strengthen the body and benefit bones and tendons. This ancient patent formula has been revered by Chinese martial arts experts for centuries, who found "The Great Mender" to be an especially valuable supplement to their training. Jin Gu Die Shang Wan is used to invigorate the blood, break blood stagnation and benefit tendons and bones. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Dipsacus asperoides root, Panax notoginseng root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Boswellia carterii resin, Commiphora myrrha resin, Carthamus tinctorius flower, Daemonorops draco resin, Sparganium stoloniferum rhizome, Paeonia lactiflora root, Caesalpinia sappan wood, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Angelica sinensis root, Eupolyphaga sinensis, Paeonia suffruticosa root-bark, Cucumis melo seed, Prunus persica seed, Saposhnikovia divaricata root, Akebia trifoliata stem, Drynaria fortunei rhizome, Citrus aurantium fruit-immature, Artemisia anomala herb, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Corydalis yanhusuo rhizome, Curcuma longa rhizome.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Clear Channels Teapills, Juan Bi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Tabs
    Also known as Remove Painful Obstruction Pills. Expels wind-damp, invigorates the blood, unblocks and warms the channels and collaterals. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, in patterns associated with redness and heat in the joints or muscles. Use with cation in hemorrhagic disorders or with patients on anti-coagulant therapy. Ingredients include Morus alba twig, Piper futokadsura stem, Angelica sinensis root, Notopterygium incisium root, Angelica pubescens root, Gentiana macrophylla root, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Aucklandia lappa root, Cinnamomum cassia twig, Boswellia carterii resin, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Three Painful Obstruction Decoction Pills, San Bi Tang Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Tabs
    Expels wind-damp, tonifies liver and kidneys, tonifies qi and blood, warms kidney yang, warms the channels and collaterals. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, durin an acute infection. Use with caution for conditions due to yin deficiency or excess heat. Ingredients include Dipsacus asper root, Eucommia ulmoides bark-fried, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Cinnamomum cassia bark, Panax ginseng root, Poria cocos fungus, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root-wine-fried, Astragalus membranaceus root, Achyranthes bidentata root-wine-fried, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep, Gentiana macrophylla root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Angelica pubescens root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Ba Ji Yin Yang Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Tabs
    Tonifies and warms kidney yang, nourishes liver and kidney yin, nourishes blood, restrains the leakage of fluids, secures the Jing-essence. Take 8 pills, 3 times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu and for conditions due to excess. Ingredients include Morinda officinalis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Epimedium brevicornum herb, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Paeonia lactiflora root, Psoralea corylifolia fruit, Dipsacus asperoides root, Nelumbo nucifera seed, Cornus officinalis fruit, Rosa laevigata fruit, Lycium barbarum fruit, Eucommia ulmoides bark, Angelica sinensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Women's Precious Formula, Menstrual Support, Min Shan, 200 Tabs
    Also known as Womens Eight Treasure Formula, Womens Precious Pills, Women Precious Formula and Eight Precious Pills. Tonifies qi and blood, regulates menstruation. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Ingredients include Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Codonopsis pilosula root, Poria cocos fungus, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Women's Precious Formula, Menstrual Support, Dr. Shen's Brand, 750 mg, 200 Tabs
    Dr. Shen's Woman's Precious Formula is used as a daily supplement to boost and maintain Blood and Qi. Though this product is used by both men and women, it is most often used by women to supplement regular blood loss due to menstruation. Especially useful for women who eat little or no red meat. Though this formula is traditionally recommended throughout pregnancy and nursing as well as in many cases of infertility, pregnant women should always consult a health practitioner before taking any medicine or supplement. A powerful version of the classical formula known as Eight Treasures. It was first published in the Zheng Ti Lei Yao (Catalogued Essentials for Correcting the Body) by Dr. Bi Lai Zhai in the year 1529. Also known as: Tang Kwei Pill, Dang Gui Pill, Women's Precious Pill, Eight Treasures, Ba Zhen Wan. The herb angelica sinensis, Dang Gui (tang kwei) should never be administered as a single herb. It is always combined with other herbs.The blend used in Dr. Shen's Woman's Precious Formula is the most widely used of these combinations. It brings out the best qualities of the herb while eliminating any unwanted effects. Though this formula is used as a daily supplement to maintain good health, it is also used to treat symptoms related to deficiencies such as: Fatigue, weakness, menstual irregularities, tired limbs, pallor, pale tongue, infertility, shortness of breath or palpitations, lightheadedness, reduced appetite. Dr. Shen's Woman's Precious Pills, like most modern versions of this formula, uses Dang Shen (Codonopsis) instead of Ren Shen (Ginseng), making it cost effective, more tonifying to the Spleen, and helping the user to better assimilate the four Blood tonic herbs. Take four to six tabs recommended daily for health maintenance. Relieving symptoms can require nine to twelve or more tabs daily. Ideally, these are taken in three doses, preferably on an empty stomach. Compliance, however, may improve when taken twice-a-day, half in the morning and half in the evening. The course of use is a minimum of one month and a maximum of eleven months per year. The pills can also be taken together with Dr. Shen's Free and Easy Pills (also known as Shao Yao Wan) to help circulation and drainage while still strengthening the Blood. Like most Chinese herbal tonics (strengtheners), discontinue during cold and flu. Ingredients include Dang Gui (also known as Tang Kwei, Dong Guay, Angelica Sinensis Radix, Chinese Angelica Root) - Strengthens Blood, Invigorates Blood, Harmonizes Blood, Regulates Menses. Major known constituents: butylidene phthalide, n-valerophenone-o-carboxylic acid, Vitamin B-12, carotene, beta-sitosterol. White Peony Root (also known as Bai Shao , Peonia Lactiflora) - Nourishes the Blood, Pacifies the Liver, Retains the Yin. Major known constituents:paeoniflorin, paeonol,paeonin, triterpenoids. Chinese Foxglove Root (also known as Shu Di Huang , Rehmannia Glutinosa Radix) - Tonifies the Blood, Tonifies the Heart, Liver & Kidneys. Major known constituents: B-sitosterol, mannitol, stigmasterol, camesterol, rehmannin. Szechuan Lovage Root (also known as Chuan Xiong , Liguistici Wallichi) - Invigorates the Blood, Promotes the Circulation of Qi(energy), Expels Wind. Major known constituents: alkaloids, phenols, lactones, ferulic acid. Poor Man's Ginseng (also known as Dang Shen, Codonopsis Radix) - Benefits the Qi(energy), Nourishes Fluids, Strengthens the Lungs and Digestive Organs. Major known constituents: Saponins, alkaloids, glucose, sucrose, inulin. Bai Zhu (also known as Atractylodes Macrocephala rhizome) - Benefits the Qi, Tonifies the Spleen, Dries Dampness. Major known constituents: atractylol, atractylon, vitamin A. Fu Ling (also known as China-root, Poria Cocos, Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, Hoelen Fungus) - Leeches out Dampness, Strengthens Digestion, Harmonizes the Middle Burner, Calms the Spirit, Improves the performance of other tonifying herbs. Major known constituents: B-pachyman, tumulosic acid, 3B-hydtoxylanosta-7, chitin, protein, lecithin. Chinese Licorice root baked with honey (also known as Zhi Gan Cao, Glycyrrhiza Uranelsis radix) - Tonifies the Spleen, Benefits the Qi, Detoxifies Fire Poisons, Moderates and Harmonizes other herbs, Improves the performance of other tonifying herbs. Major known constituents: glycyrrhizic acid, uralenic acid, loquiitigenin.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Warm Cycle Teapills, Wen Jing Tang Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Tabs
    Also known as Warm the Menses Decoction Pills. Warms the uterus, dispels cold, dispels blood stasis, nourishes qi and blood. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Ingredients include Evodia rutaecarpa fruit, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Panax ginseng root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Paeonia suffruticosa root-bark, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Cinnamomum cassia twig.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Free & Easy Formula, For Womens Health & Menstrual Support, Dr. Shen's Brand, 700 mg, 200 Tabs
    When under stress, qi (energy) tightens in your chest. This protective reaction is triggered by by events in our life or events in our memory. Dr. Shen's Free & Easy Pill reduces feelings of stress by helping to release tension in the chest. Based on a 900 year old formula, It uses bupleurum (chai hu) and other natural substances to relieve chest constraint and to promote the free flow of Qi in the chest. Dr. Shen's Free & Easy Pill is also known as Rambling Powder. The formula was first published in the Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping era (1078 to 1085 AD).This formula can also be used together with other herbs or formulae when stress or Liver heat is an aggrevating factor such as stress induced headache, eye problems, digestive ills, sinus complaints, menstrual or menopausal problems, or hypertension. Also known as xiao yao , xiaoyao, hsiao yao, or shao yao wan. ngredients include Hare's Ear Root (Bupleurum / Chai Hu) - Relaxes Constrained Qi, Releases Exterior. Contains bupleurumol, adonitol, spinasterol, oleic acid. White Peony Root (Paeonia / Bai Shao) - Pacifies the Liver, Nourishes Blood. Contains paeoniflorin, paeonol,paeonin, triterpenoids. Tang Gui Root (Angelica / Dang Gui) - Harmonizes the Blood, Tonifies Blood. Contains butylidene phthalide, n-valerophenone,vitamin B12, carotene, B-sitosterol. Hoelin Fungus (Poria Cocos Sclerotum / Fu Ling) - Quiets the Heart, Calms the Spirit, Harmonizes the Middle, Strengthens Spleen. Contains B-pachyman, tumulosic acid, 3B-hydtoxylanosta-7, chitin, protein, lecithin. White Atractylodis (Atractylodis / Bai Zhu) - Benefits the Qi, Stabilizes the Exterior, Strengthens the Spleen, Dries Dampness. Contains atractylol, atractylon, vitamin A. Ginger (Zinzeberis / Sheng Jiang) - Releases the Exterior, Disperses Cold, Adjusts the Nutritive and Protective. Contains Qizingiberol, zingiberene, phellandrene, camphene, albizzine, cureumene, gingerol. Chinese Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizae / Gan Cao) - Harmonizes other Herbs, Clears Heat, Detoxifies Fire Poison, Benefits the Qi. Contains glycyrrhizic acid, uralenic acid, loquiitigenin. Mint Leaf (Mentha Folium / Bo He) - Frees Constrained Qi, Clears the Head and Eyes, Disperses Wind Heat. Contains menthol, camphene, limonene, pulegone.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Resilient Warrior, Ren Shen Bai Du Wan, For Cold & Flu, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Ren Shen Bai Du Wan, also known as "Resilient Warrior" or Ginseng Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences Pills, is a Chinese patent formula used to nourish the body. Releases the exterior, dispels wind-cold-damp, expels phlegm, tonifies the qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated for conditions due to wind heat, conditions due to excess heat. Use with caution during pregnancy. Ingredients include Notopterygium incisium root, Angelica pubescens root, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Bupleurum chinense root, Peucedanum praeruptorum root, Poria cocos fungus, Citrus aurantium fruit-ripe, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Panax ginseng root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Clear Wind Heat Teapills, Sang Ju Yin Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Mulberry Leaf & Chrysanthemum Pills. Releases exterior wind heat, descends and disperses lung qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated for conditions due to wind-cold. Ingredients include Phragmites communis rhizome, Morus alba leaf, Chrysanthemum morifolium flower, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Prunus armeniaca seed, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Mentha haplocalyx herb.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Liqusticum Teapills, Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Dispels wind-cold, releases the exterior, invigorates qi and blood, unblocks the channels and collaterals. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Not suitable for headaches due to deficiency patterns. Ingredients include Mentha haplocalyx herb, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Notopterygium incisium root, Angelica dahurica root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Cinnamomum cassia twig.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Bai Xing Shi Gan Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Gypsum & Licorice Decoction. Clears heat, dissolves phlegm, descends and disperses Lung Qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include gypsum fibrosum mineral, prunus armeniaca seed, cynanchum stauntonii rhizome, glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Shi Gao (gypsum) is a very cold medicinal and can injure the spleen and stomach Qi and/or Yang when taken for too long or in excessive amounts. Contraindicated for conditions due to excess cold or Qi deficiency.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Quiet Cough Teapills, Ning Sou Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Helps to clear heat, resolve phlegm and moisten lungs. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Fritillaria cirrhosa bulb, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Perilla frutescens seed, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Dendrobium nobile stem, Poria cocos fungus, Morus alba root-bark, Prunus armeniaca seed, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Citrus erythrocarpae peel, Setaria italica sprout, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Not suitable for acute cough from wind-cold, cough due to severe phlegm heat or lung deficiency.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Red Door Teapills, Dao Chi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Dao Chi Wan is an all-natural Chinese herbal formula used to clear and expel toxic heat in the middle body. Clears heart fire, nourishes yin, promotes urination. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Use with caution during pregnancy, in spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetitie or chronic digestive weakness. Ingredients include Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Akebia trifoliata stem, Lophatherum gracile herb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Stephania & Astragalus Teapills, Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Tonifies the qi, strengthens the spleen, expels wind-damp, promotes urination. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated for edema due to excess without qi deficiency. Ingredients include Astragalus membranaceus root, Stephania tetrandra root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Li Zhong Wan, regulates the Middle Jiao Pills. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Tonifies Spleen Qi, Warms Spleen and Stomach Yang, Dispels Cold. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Zingiber officinale rhizome-dried, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Aconitum carmichaeli root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Minor Restore The Middle Teapills, Xiao Jian Zhong Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as: Minor Construct the Middle Decoction Pills. Warms the middle Jiao, tonifies the spleen, harmonizes the stomach. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Use with caution during pregnancy. Use with caution for conditions due to yin deficiency or excess heat. Ingredients include Maltose, Paeonia lactiflora root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Cinnamomum cassia twig, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Fu Zi Li Zhong Wan, Min Shan, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Li Zhong Wan, regulates the Middle Jiao Pills. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Tonifies Spleen Qi, Warms Spleen and Stomach Yang, Dispels Cold. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Zingiber officinale rhizome-dried, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Aconitum carmichaeli root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Universal Benefit, Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Universal Benefit is an all-natural Chinese herbal formula used to help clear heat and toxins from the body. Clears heat, expels toxic heat, disperses wind-heat, cools the blood, benefits the throat. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Use with caution in hemorrhagic disorders or with patients on anti-coagulant therapy. Ingredients include Scutellaria baicalensis root-wine fried, Coptis chinensis rhizome-wine fried, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Bupleurum chinense root, Citrus reticulata peel, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Arctium lappa fruit, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Lasiosphaera fenzlii puff-ball, Isatis indigotica root, Bombyx mori, Cimicifuga heracleifolia rhizome.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Stasis In The Lower Chamber Teapills, Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Pills. Invigorates the Blood, Dispels Blood Stasis, Moves Liver Qi, Dissolves Masses, Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, or with hemorrhagic disorders. Use with caution in patients on anti-coagulant therapy. Ingredients include Angelica sinensis root, Prunus persica seed, Carthamus tinctorius flower, Lindera aggregata root, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Paeonia suffruticosa root-bark, Paeonia lactiflora root, Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Citrus aurantium fruit-ripe, Boswellia carterii resin, Commiphora myrrha resin, Corydalis yanhusuo rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Zi Sheng Wan, For Diarrhea, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Aid Life Pills used to tonify Spleen Qi, Regulates Qi in the Middle Jiao, Drains Dampness, Eliminates Food Stagnation, Harmonizes the Stomach, Clears Heat, Calms the Fetus. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Coix lachryma jobi seed, Massa fermenta, Citrus reticulata peel, Crataegus pinnatifida fruit, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Euryale ferox seed, Hordeum vulgare fruit, Poria cocos fungus, Dolichos lablab seed, Nelumbo nucifera seed, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Pogostemon cablin herb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Alisma orientalis rhizome, Amomum kravanh fruit, Coptis chinensis rhizome.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Fortify Stomach, Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan, For Digestion, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Regulates Qi in the Middle Jiao, Harmonizes the Stomach, Descends Stomach Qi, Drains Dampness, Transforms Phlegm, Eliminates Food Stagnation, Tonifies Spleen Qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Citrus reticulata peel, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Aucklandia lappa root, Pogostemon cablin herb, Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Amomum kravanh fruit, Magnolia officinalis bark, Amomum longiligulare fruit, Citrus aurantium fruit-immature, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu. Contraindicated for conditions due to Yin deficiency or excess heat.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Calm Stomach Teapills, Ping Weig San Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Stomach Calming Powder. Dries dampness, regulates qi in the middle jiao, harmonizes spleen and stomach. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Use with caution during pregnancy. Ingredients include Atractylodes lancea rhizome, Magnolia officinalis bark, Citrus reticulata peel, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Ziziphus jujuba fruit.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Fang Feng Tong Sheng, Ledebouriella Sagely Unblocks Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Ledebouriella Sagely Unblocks Teapills, also known as Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan or Fang Feng Tong Sheng Tang, is used by Chinese herbalists for a condition identified as Wind-heat in the exterior and dampness-heat in the interior. This health condition is marked by a general excess of both interior and exterior. Fang Feng Tong Sheng is used to address the excess interior condition by clearing heat and unblocking bowels. The excess exterior condition is addressed by dispersing wind and releasing the exterior. Ingredients include Forsythia suspensa fruit, Saposhnikovia divaricata root, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Natrii sulfas mineral, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Angelica sinensis root, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Rheum palmatum root-wine-fried, Mentha haplocalyx herb.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Nourish The Surface Teapills, Dang Gui Yin Zi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Dang Gui Decoction Pills. Nourishes blood, cools the blood, moistens dryness, strengthens wei qi, expels wind. Ingredients include Angelica sinensis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Tribulus terrestris fruit, Polygonum multiflorum root, Astragalus membranaceus root, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Yang Ying Wan, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Nourish Nutritive Qi Formula. Tonifies Qi and blood, nourishes spleen, heart and kidney, warms the yang, calms the shen. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Astragalus membranaceus root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Cinnamomum cassia bark, Citrus reticulata peel, Angelica sinensis root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Paeonia lactiflora root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Schisandra chinensis fruit, Poria cocos fungus, Polygala tenuifolia root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: An Shui Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Calms the Shen, nourishes the heart, tonifies blood, nourishes yin, strengthens qi. Ingredients include Polygonum multiflorum vine, Triticum aestivum fruit, Polygala tenuifolia root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Platycladus orientalis seed, Ziziphus jujuba seed, Citrus reticulata peel, Poria cocos fungus, Angelica sinensis root, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Codonopsis pilosula root, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Acorus tatarinowii rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Schisandra chinensis fruit.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Salvia Teapills, Dan Shen Yin Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Invigorates qi and blood, removes blood stasis. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, or with hemorrhagic disorders. Use with caution in patients on anticoagulant therapy. Ingredients include Salvia miltiorrhiza root, Santalum album wood, Amomum villosum fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Great Invigorator, Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Invigorates the blood, moves qi, dispels blood stasis, unblocks the channels and collaterals. Ingredients include Prunus persica seed, Carthamus tinctorius flower, Angelica sinensis root, Cyathula officinalis root, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Commiphora myrrha resin, Boswellia carterii resin, Pheretima aspergillum, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Gentiana macrophylla root, Notopterygium incisium root & rhizome, Cyperus rotundus rhizome.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Four Pillars Teapills, Si Ni San Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Frigid Extremities Powder Pills. Moves liver qi, regulates liver and spleen, clears heat from the interior. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients. Use with caution during pregnancy. Use with caution in Spleen Qi deficiency. Paeonia lactiflora root, Bupleurum chinense root, Citrus aurantium fruit-immature, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Dang Gui Si Ni Teapills, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Teapills
    Also Dang Gui Frigid Extremities Powder Pills. Warms the channels, dispels cold, nourishes blood, unblocks the connecting vessels. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy, for yin deficiency with deficiency heat and use with caution in the spring and summer, during periods of hot weather or in warm climates. Ingredients include Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Cinnamomum cassia twig, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep, Akebia trifoliata stem, Ziziphus jujuba fruit.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Shu Gan Wan, Min Shan Brand, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Soothe Liver pills and Comfort Liver Pills. Moves liver qi, hormonizes the liver and stomach, invigorates the blood, eliminates food stagnation. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Ingredients include Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Paeonia lactiflora root, Bupleurum chinense root, Citrus aurantium fruit-ripe, Citrus reticulata peel-immature, Citrus reticulata peel, Amomum villosum fruit, Magnolia officinalis bark, Corydalis yanhusuo rhizome, Paeonia suffruticosa root-bark, Citrus medica fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Aucklandia lappa root, Curcuma wenyujin root, Citrus medica finger-fruit, Aquilaria agallocha wood, Amomum kravanh fruit, Santalum album wood.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Gecko Tonic Teapills, Ge Jie Da Bu Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Gecko Great Tonifying Pills. Tonifies the five zang organs, tonifies yang, strengthens qi and blood, nourishes Jing-essence. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated for conditions due to heat, during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Ingredients include Cibotium barometz rhizome, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Polygonatum sibiricum rhizome, Ligustrum lucidum fruit, Eucommia ulmoides bark, Dipsacus asper root, Drynaria fortunei rhizome, Codonopsis pilosula root, Gekko gecko, Angelica sinensis root, Astragalus membranaceus root, Poria cocos fungus, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Lycium chinense fruit, Chaenomeles lagenaria fruit, Morinda officinalis root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Zi Sheng Wan, Min Shan Brand, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Aid Life Pills. Tonifies Spleen Qi, Regulates Qi in the Middle Jiao, Drains Dampness, Eliminates Food Stagnation, Harmonizes the Stomach, Clears Heat, Calms the Fetus. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Coix lachryma jobi seed, Massa fermenta-prep, Citrus reticulata peel, Crataegus pinnatifida fruit, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Euryale ferox seed, Hordeum vulgare sprout, Poria cocos fungus, Dolichos lablab seed, Nelumbo nucifera seed, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Agastache rugosa herb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Alisma plantago aquatica rhizome, Amomum kravanh fruit, Coptis chinensis rhizome. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Cool Valley Teapills, Liang Ge Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Teapills
    Also known as Cool the Diaphragm Powder Pills. Drains Fire from the upper Jiao, purges heat in the middle Jiao, purges accumulation. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Lophatherum gracile herb, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Rheum palmatum root, Mirabilite mineral, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Mentha haplocalyx herb. Contraindicated during pregnancy and menstruation. Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients and contraindicated in the absence of excess heat patterns with constipation. Use with caution in breast-feeding women as Da huang/rhubarb can pass through the breast milk causing colic and diarrhea in infants. May cause mild abdominal cramping in sensitive patients. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Cinnamon Twig Decoction, Gui Zhi Tang Wan Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Cinnamon Combination, Cinnamon Twig Formula. Dispels wind-cold, releases pathogenic influences from the muscle level, regulates ying and wei fen (nutritive and protective qi levels). Use with caution in the spring and summer, during periods of hot weather, or in warm climates. Ingredients include Cinnamomum cassia twig, Paeonia lactiflora root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root-prep.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Great Windkeeper Teapills, Xiao Feng Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Disperse Wind Pills. Dispels wind, drains dampness, clears heat, cools the blood. Ingredients include Ledebouriella divaricata root, Sophora flavescens root, Gypsum fibrosum mineral, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Cryptotympana atrata moulting, Arctium lappa fruit, Sesamum indicum seed, Anemarrhena asphodeloides rhizome, Angelica sinensis root, Atractylodes lancea rhizome, Akebia trifoliata stem, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Lilium Teapills, Bai He Gu Jin Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Lily Pills to Strengthen Metal. Tonifies Lung and Kidney Yin, cools the lungs, transforms phlegm, restores the downward flow of lung qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Lilium brownii bulb, Fritillaria cirrhosa bulb, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Platycodon grandiflorum root. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to lose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Lilium Teapills, Bai He Gu Jin Wan,Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Lily Pills to Strengthen Metal. Tonifies Lung and Kidney Yin, cools the lungs, transforms phlegm, restores the downward flow of lung qi. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Rehmannia glutinosa root-raw, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Lilium brownii bulb, Fritillaria cirrhosa bulb, Angelica sinensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Platycodon grandiflorum root. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to lose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Release The Exterior Teapills, Jing Fang Bai Du Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Chizonepeta & Ledeburiella Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences Pills. Releases the exterior, dispels wind-cold-damp, expels phlegm. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated for conditions due to wind-heat, but suitable for conditions of wind-cold transforming into heat. Use with caution during pregnancy. Ingredients include Schizonepeta tenuifolia herb, Ledebouriella divaricata root, Bupleurum chinense root, Peucedanum praeruptorum root, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Notopterygium incisium root, Angelica pubescens root, Poria cocos fungus, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Minor Bupleurum Teapills, Xiao Chai Hu Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Harmonizes the Shao Yang, moves liver qi, tonifies qi, disperses phlegm, Clears Heat, harmonizes the middle jiao. Contraindicated for patients taking interferon. Bupleurum chinense root, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Codonopsis pilosula root, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Four Gentlemen Teapills, Si Jun Zi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Tonifies the qi, strengthens the spleen and stomach. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome-fried, Poria cocos fungus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root,
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Six Gentlemen Teapills, Liu Jun Zi Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Tonifies spleen qi, transforms dampness, expels phlegm, descends stomach qi. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Citrus reticulata peel, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan, Apolotaxis Amomum, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Six Gentlemen Teapills With Cardamom and Aucklandia Formula, Six Gentlemen Plus. Tonifies spleen qi, transforms dampness, expels phlegm, regulates qi in the middle jiao. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated for Yin deficiency with deficiency heat. Ingredients include Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Codonopsis pilosula root, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Citrus reticulata peel, Amomum villosum fruit, Aucklandia lappa root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Two Aged Ingredients Formula, Er Chen Wan, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, regulates qi, harmonizes spleen and stomach. Ingredients include Pinellia ternata rhizome, Citrus reticulata peel, Poria cocos fungus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Two Aged Ingredients Formula, Er Chen Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Dries dampness, transforms phlegm, regulates qi, harmonizes spleen and stomach. Ingredients include Pinellia ternata rhizome, Citrus reticulata peel, Poria cocos fungus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Cardamon and Saussurea Pills to Nourish the Stomach. Take 8 pills, 3 times daily. Regulates qi in the middle Jiao, harmonizes the stomach, descends stomach qi, drains dampness. Transforms phlegm, eliminates food stagnation, tonifies spleen qi. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated for conditions due to yin deficiency or excess heat. Ingredients include Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Citrus reticulata peel, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Aucklandia lappa root, Agastache rugosa herb, Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Amomum kravanh fruit, Magnolia officinalis bark, Amomum villosum fruit, Citrus aurantium fruit-immature, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Great Spleen Restoration, Gui Pi Wan, Min Shan, 200 Pills
    Also known as Return the Spleen Formula. Tonifies qi and blood, strengthens the spleen, nourishes the heart, calms the shen. Ingredients include Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Polygala tenuifolia root, Euphoria longan fruit, Angelica sinensis root, Codonopsis pilosula root, Astragalus membranaceus root, Ziziphus spinosa seed, Aucklandia lappa root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Rising Courage Teapills, Wen Dan Tang Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Warm the Gallbladder Pills. Regulates Qi, Clears and Transforms Phlegm Heat, Harmonizes the Gallbladder and Stomach, Calms the Shen. Bambusa tuldoides shavings, Citrus aurantium fruit-immature, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Citrus reticulata peel, Poria cocos fungus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Ziziphus jujuba fruit.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Nei Xiao Luo Li Teapills, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Dissolves and Disperses Phlegm, Softens Hardness, Clears Heat, Expels Toxins. Prunella vulgaris spike, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Halitum mineral, Angelica sinensis root, Mentha haplocalyx herb, Citrus aurantium fruit-ripe, Rheum palmatum root, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Forsythia suspensa fruit, Sargassum pallidum herb, Fritillaria thunbergii bulb, Trichosanthes kirilowii root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Ampelopsis japonica root, Meretrix meretrix shell, Mirabilitum mineral.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Zhen Gan Xi Feng Teapills, Zhen Gan Xi Feng Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Pills
    Also known as Sedate the Liver and Extinguish Wind pills. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Calms te Liver, Extinguishes Wind, Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin, Subdues Liver Yang. Ingredients include Achyranthes bidentata root, Haematitum mineral, Chinemys reevesii shell, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Asparagus cochinchinensis tuber, Os draconis, Ostrea gigas shell, Melia toosendan fruit, Hordeum vulgare sprout, Artemisia capillaris herb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Contraindicated during pregnancy. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Shi Chuan Da Bu Wan, Min Shan Brand, 200 Pills
    Also known as Ten Flavor Pills, Shi Chuan Ta Pu Wan, Ten Ingredient Pills For Complete Tonification. Tonifies Qi and Blood, Warms the Yang, Strengthens Wei Qi. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Ingredients include Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Angelica sinensis root, Codonopsis pilosula root, Astragalus membranaceus root, Paeonia lactiflora root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Ligusticum wallichii rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Cinnamomum cassia bark. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Contraindicated for conditions due to heat. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Yang Rong Wan, Cultivate Splendor Teapills, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Pills
    Also known as Nourish Vibrancy Pills. Tonifies Qi and Blood, Strengthens the Kidneys, Warms the Uterus, Regulates the Chong and Ren Channels, Calms the Fetus. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Angelica sinensis root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Paeonia lactiflora root, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Cyperus rotundus rhizome, Leonurus heterophyllus herb, Eucommia ulmoides bark, Astragalus membranaceus root, Artemisia argyi leaf, Poria cocos fungus, Ophiopogon japonicus tuber, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Citrus reticulata peel, Equus asinus gelatin, Amomum longiligulare fruit. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan, Plum Flower Brand, 200 Pills
    Also known as Agastache Qi Correcting Pills. Releases the exterior, drains dampness, regulates qi, harmonizes the middle jiao. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Contraindicated for conditions due to damp-heat. Use with caution during pregnancy. Ingredients include Pogostemon cablin herb, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Magnolia officinalis bark, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Citrus reticulata peel, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Areca catechu peel, Angelica dahurica root, Perilla frutescens leaf, Poria cocos fungus, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan, Min Shan Brand, 200 Pills
    Also known as Agastache Qi Correcting Pills. Releases the exterior, drains dampness, regulates qi, harmonizes the middle jiao. Take 8 pills, three times per day. Contraindicated for conditions due to damp-heat. Use with caution during pregnancy. Ingredients include Pogostemon cablin herb, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Magnolia officinalis bark, Platycodon grandiflorum root, Citrus reticulata peel, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Areca catechu peel, Angelica dahurica root, Perilla frutescens leaf, Poria cocos fungus, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Yin Chiao, For Cold & Flu, Economy Size, Dr. Shen, 750 mg, 200 Tabs
    Used at the first sign or during the first two days of cold or flu. Also used when exposed, or likely to be exposed to cold or flu. Disperses wind heat, clears heat, relieves toxicity. At the first sign of Cold or Flu take six pills immediately, then four every four hours for the rest of the day. If symptoms persist, continue to take four every four hours. If symptoms persist beyond the second day, switch to Dr. Shen's Zong Gan Ling. For Prevention take three tabs every four hours when exposed to cold or flu. For children, use one tablet for each 25 lbs. of body weight. Crush and mix with food. The course of treatment is a minimum of one day and a maximum of one week per episode. Bed rest during the hours of administration, if possible, is a plus. This formula was first published in the Wen Bing Tiao Bian (Systematic Differentiation of Warm Diseases) by Dr. Wu Ju Tong in the year 1798. Ingredients include Honeysuckle, also known as Jin Yin Hua or Lonicera flos - Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins, Expels Externally Contracted Wind Heat. Forsythia, known as Lian Qiao or Forsythia Suspensa Fructus - Expels Contracted Wind Heat, Clears Heat, Cleans Toxins. Balloon Flower, known as Jie Geng or Platycodi Grandiflori Radix - Transforms Cold Phlegm, Circulates Lung Energy, Benefits the Throat, Directs the Action of Other Herbs Upwards. Peppermint, known as Bo He or Menthe Herba - Disperses Wind Heat, Clears the Head and Eyes and Benefits the Throat. Edible Burdock, known as Niu Bang Zi or Arctium Lappa - Detoxifies Fire Poison, Disperses Wind Heat and Benefits the Throat. Crested Grass, known as Dan Zhu Ye or Lophatheri Gracilis - Releases the Exterior, Disperses Wind Heat, Lessens Irritability, Relieves Thirst. Schizonepeta, known as Jing Jie or Schizonepeta Tenuifolia - Releases Exterior, Expels Wind Cold and Wind Heat Fermented Soy Bean - Releases the Exterior for both Cold and Hot Exterior Conditions, Alleviates Irritability. Chinese Licorice root also known as Gan Cao Glycyrrhiza Uranelsis Radix - Tonifies the Spleen, Benefits the Qi, Detoxifies Fire Poisons, Moderates and Harmonizes Other Herbs.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Astra 8, Health Concerns, 270 Tabs
    Health Concerns Astra 8 is a Chinese herbal remedy for immune system enhancement and is widely known as a popular energy tonic. The formula is a proprietary blend by Health Concerns, and is also known as Si Jun Zi Tang or Astragalus 8 Herbal Supplement. Astra 8 may be taken over a long period as and is an excellent daily formula and immune regulator. It may be used for fatigue, systemic weakness, adrenal deficiencies, diarrhea, muscle aches, and inability to concentrate. It also has adaptogenic properties - helping the body adapt to stress - and is useful for weak lungs. According to Chinese herbal theory, the ingredients in Astra 8 act to tonify the Lung, Spleen and Kidney Qi and Strengthen Wei Qi. Astra 8 contains Astragalus (Huang Qi), an herb that has been the subject of much research because of its immune enhancing ability. All of the herbs in the formula are Qi tonics that support Astragalus with the intention of boosting the immune and energy systems. Schizandra (Wu Wei Zi) combined with Eleutheroginseng (Ci Wu Jia) promote body energy and mental activity while protecting the liver from chronic viral infections. Licorice (Gan Cao) helps support the body from immune deficiency and autoimmune disorders. Ligustrum (Nu Zhen Zi) promotes circulation and removes toxins from the liver, and also has immune enhancing properties. Oryza (Gu Ya) is a digestant. Take 2 to 3 tablets, twice daily.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Women's Precious Formula, Menstrual Support, Economy Size, Plum Flower Brand, 1000 Tabs
    Also known as Womens Precious Teapills and Eight Treasure Teapills. Many women suffer from a lack of energy, or qi, on a regular basis relating to their menstrual cycles. Nu Ke Ba Zhen Wan is a unique Chinese herbal formula created especially for women to help bring back qi, boost energy and restore vitality. It is especially helpful for women feeling run-down from menstruation, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and recent childbirth.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Calm Spirit Teapills, Economy Size, Plum Flower, 1000 Pills
    Also known as Gylcyrrhiza Triticum Jujube Pills. Nourishes the heart, calms the hun and shen, harmonizes the middle Jiao. Take 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Polygonum multiflorum vine, Triticum aestivum seed, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Poria cocos fungus, Lilium brownii bulb, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Albizzia julibrissin bark. Contraindicated for conditions due to excess. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection. Use with caution during pregnancy.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Four Gentlemen Teapills, Economy Size, Plum Flower, 1000 Pills
    Tonifies the qi, strengthens the spleen and stomach. 8 pills, three times daily. Ingredients include Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome-fried, Poria cocos fungus, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root. Contraindicated for conditions due to excess. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute illness such as cold and flu, or during an acute infection.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Central Chi, Economy Size, Plum Flower, 1000 Pills
    The Chinese believe that the body's energy flow comes from qi or chi. Optimum health requires that qi/energy be flowing smoothly through the entire body. When the qi flow is diminished or obstructed in a particular part of the body, a yin (body fluids/cool) or yang (fire of life) imbalance may result - leading to accompanying health imbalance. Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan, also known as Central Chi or Tonify the Middle and Benefit Qi Formula, is a Chinese herbal formula used to gently overcome middle body burner qi deficiency and sinking yang, which can be associated with stomach and spleen weakness. Central Chi helps to tonify qi (or chi), strengthen the stomach and uplift the yang. Once the middle body's Central Chi is brought into harmony, the body is better able to harmonize overall health. Astragalus membranaceus root, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root, Codonopsis pilosula root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, Angelica sinensis root, Cimicifuga heracleifolia rhizome, Bupleurum chinense root, Citrus reticulata peel, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Solitary Hermit, Economy Size, Plum Flower Brand, 1000 Teapills
    Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan (also known as "Solitary Hermit", Tu Huo Ji Sheng Wan, Angelica Pubescens, Duhuo Jisheng Tang, Tu-huo and Loranthus Combination and Taxillus Chinensis Pills) is a unique formulation that expels wind and dampness, tonifies liver/kidneys and enhances qi/energy and blood flow. It has been found to be especially nourishing for aging adults. Ingredients include Taxillus chinensis stem & leaf, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep, Codonopsis pilosula root, Angelica sinensis root, Poria cocos fungus, Angelica pubescens root, Achyranthes bidentata root, Eucommia ulmoides bark, Paeonia lactiflora root, Saposhnikovia divaricata root, Gentiana macrophylla root, Cinnamomum cassia bark, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root.


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  • LICORICE HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Licorice (Glycyrrhzin) is used for HIV / AIDS therapy as it increases T-cell counts and preserves immune function. General Uses: It is taken orally (DGL form) for ulcers, heartburn (esophageal reflux), and mouth sores. Other oral uses involving the whole herb is the treatment of coughs, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In its topical form (whole herb), Licorice can be used for eczema, psoriasis, and herpes. Scientific studies suggest regular use of DGL can heal ulcers as well as some over the counter medications; however, they must be taken regularly or the ulcer will return. For Ulcer Pain - chew two to four 380-mg tablets of DGL before meals and at bedtime in conjunction with conventional medical care. For Mouth Sores - Sucking on the tablets will relieve the pain. For best results, follow the directions listed on the label. For Respiratory Problems - Take orally 1 to 2 grams of licorice root 3 times daily, not to exceed a week. For Eczema, Psoriasis, or Herpes - Apply licorice cream to affected area twice daily. For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - This treatment must be taken under a health care provider's supervision to be given the needed dosage for the best possible effects. Caution: Do not use licorice if you have glaucoma, high blood pressure, or an estrogen-dependent disorder such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or fibrocystic breasts. Caution: Do not use licorice on a daily basis for more than seven days in a row. Avoid it completely if you have high blood pressure. Consume potassium-rich foods such as bananas or citrus juices, or take a potassium supplement daily when taking this herb. For HIV/AIDS - Take Glycyrrhizin Tablets, 50-75 mg daily. Use for 6 weeks, then take a 2-week break. Do not substitute deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).

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    Mountain Rose Herbs: Energy Tonic With Licorice Root, Urban Moonshine, Certified Organic, Herbal Bitters, Elixirs & Syrups
    Energy Tonic combines some of the most widely used adaptogenic herbs to protect your body from the harmful effects of stress. Used as a daily tonic, the formula can help increase energy levels, enhance athletic performance and endurance, strengthen immune and endocrine function, improve mental concentration and cognitive function and enhance your experience of general health and well-being. Contains: Organic Grape Alcohol, Pure Spring Water, Rhodiola Root, Organic Fo Ti Root, Organic Eleuthero Root, Organic American Ginseng Root, Organic Hawthorn Berry, Leaf and Flower, Organic Schisandra Berry, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Cinnamon, and Organic Ginger.


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    HerbsPro: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags (20288)
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    HerbsPro: DGL Licorice Root Extract, Natural Factors, 90 Chewable Tabs (84434)
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    HerbsPro: DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated) Licorice, Planetary Herbals, 380 mg, 100 Tabs (31765)
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    HerbsPro: Licorice Root, Natures Answer, 450 mg, 90 Caps (35290)
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    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Sticks, Organic, Starwest Botanicals, 1 lb
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Organic, Traditional Medicinals, 16 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Egyptian Mint Licorice Tea, Yogi Teas, 16 Tea Bags
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    TakeHerb: Licorice Peppermint Tea, Organic, Celebration Herbals, 24 Tea Bags
    TakeHerb: Licorice Root Tea, Caffeine Free, Alvita Teas, 30 Bags
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    TakeHerb: DGL Licorice Root Extract, Planetary Herbals, 380 mg, 200 Tabs
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    Kalyx: Egyptian Licorice Tea, Yogi Tea, 16 Tea Bags: K
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