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XIAO YAO SAN
Also known as Rambling Powder, Free & Easy Pills, and Relaxed Wanderer
This formula has accumulated many names since it was first published about a thousand years ago. Though it was first used a millennia ago, XIAO YAO WAN may be a godsend to our today's high-stress life.
Origin of Xiao Yao San
Formula Source: Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era, 1075-1085 AD
The name XIAO YAO SAN comes from the first chapter title of the literary classic ZHUANG ZI, "Wandering Without a Destination" The book contains stories of an elevated point of view, and rising above the ordinary view of daily life.
XIAO YAO WAN Safety
XIAO YAO WAN is generally considered safe for everyone, nevertheless pregnant women are advised to consult with their health care providers before using any supplement. Traditional Chinese Medicine, when used properly, is powerful and reliable, but it can also be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended for chronic, recurring, or serious illness. Best to Start an E-mail Consultation now.
XIAO YAO SAN Ingredients
- CHAI HU, Bupleurum root
- BAI SHAO, Paeonia lactiflora root
- DANG GUI, Angelica sinensis root
- BAI ZHU, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome
- FU LING, Poria cocos fungus
- SHENG JIANG, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh
- GAN CAO, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root
- BO HE, Mentha haplocalyx herb
Administration and Dosage of XIAO YAO WAN
Free & Easy Tablets: 2-3 tablets, 3 times a day
Xiao Yao San Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Xiao Yao San - Whole Herbs: 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 BO HE (mint) at the end of the boiling. This herb should only cook for 3-5 minutes. 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.
How To Cook 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 or tangerine peel, 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.
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.
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* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- 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)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)