JIA WEI XIAO YAO SAN 加味逍遥散 - Augmented Rambling Powder
Free & Easy Wanderer / Bupleurum and Peony Formula
JIA WEI XIAO YAO WAN is a 19th century adaptation of XIAO YAO WAN. Here, the original formula, in use for over a thousand years, is augmented by adding MU DAN PI and ZHI ZI, enabling the formula to "Clear Heat' in the heart and liver, thus helping relieve symptoms of anxiety and restlessness.
What is JIA WEI XIAO YAO SAN used for?
Herbs for Stress
When confronted by stress or loss, we react by holding-in the Qi of the chest.
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, and many other 'mental' problems are not diseases in themselves, but are symptoms evolving from emotional constraint in the chest. All are relieved by 'opening the chest' in order to free emotional constraint.
Since the 11th century, variations of XIAO YAO SAN (Rambling Powder) have been the goto remedy for this pattern, known as Liver Qi Stagnation.
This is the origin of Liver Qi Stagnation, usually diagnosed as depression.
All stagnations lead to friction which causes 'Heat'. Stagnant chest qi thus causes Heat in the Heart and Liver creating symptoms of anxiety, restlessness, mood swings and sometimes insomnia.
JIA WEI XIAO YAO SAN Benefits and Uses
JIA WEI XIAO YAO WAN Safety & Side Effects
Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a Tele-Visit or email-herbal-consultation.
Dosage of JIA WEI XIAO YAO WAN
Capsules: 2-4 Capsules, 2-3 times a day
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs:The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint which is one of the herbs in this formula must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes lest they loose their valuable volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Add the BO HE (mint) 3 minutes before boiling is complete. 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.
Tips on Decocting Chinese Herbs
Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 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.
JIA WEI XIAO YAO SAN Ingredients
VALUE & POTENCY
We use highly concentrated, water extracted herb granules. Our whole herbs are always premium grade, and pesticide free, wildcrafted, or organic whenever feasible.
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui||15%
|Rx. Paeoniae Alba - white peony root||Bai Shao||15
|Poria cocos fungus - tuckaho mushroom||Fu Ling||10
|Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae||Bai Zhu||10
|Rx. Bupleuri - hare's ear root||Chai Hu||15
|Cx. Moutan - peony root-bark||Mu Dan Pi||10
|Fr. Gardeniae- gardenia seed||Zhi Zi||10
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae - licorice root||Zhi Gan Cao||5|
|Hb. Menthae - mint||Bo He||5|
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens - fresh ginger||Sheng Jiang||5|
JIA WEI XIAO YAO SAN Formula Dynamics
Chai Hu spreads Liver Qi.
Dang Gui and Bai Shao (White peony root) nourish the Liver Blood. These three herbs combine to reduce Liver Qi stagnation caused by stress and Blood deficiency.
Bai Zhu and Fu Ling reinforce the Spleen Qi, aiding the creation of Qi and Blood. Shen Jiang regulates the stomach and aids in digestion of the formula.
Bo He potentiates Chai Hu in spreading the Liver Qi.
* Information is for educational purpose and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your healthcare provider. 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.