Chu Kou Wei Pian / Choose: Tablets, Granules, or Whole Herbs
Chu Kou Wei Pian
Chu Kou Wei Pian Ingredients
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia root)
- Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root)
- Mu Dan Pi (Peony bark)
- Huang Lian (Coptis rhizome)
- Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh rhizome)
- Mai Dong (Ophiopogon tuber)
- Da Huang (Rhubarb root)
- Hou Po (Magnolia bark)
- Zhi Shi (Immature bitter orange)
Proportions are proprietary.
Chu Kou Wei Safety
Pregnant women should always consult their healthcare provider before taking any supplement.
TCM is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't usually recommended. Best to start an online-herbal-consultation .
Dosage and Administration of Chu Kou Wei Pian
Tablets: 5 tablets taken 2-3 times a day, or as prescribed
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, or as prescribed, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Add Coptis (HUANG LIAN) only during the last 3-5 minutes of boiling.
Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 1-2-quarts (or liters) of water or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Adjust lid to keep too much water from evaporating. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator. Add fresh mint for the second boiling.
Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Branches cook for 10-30 minutes, roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion. Certain herbs, like powdered minerals and tree saps, are not boiled, but stirred into to the strained decoction.
* What’s the Difference Between, Chu Kou Wei PIAN, WAN, TANG, or SAN?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.