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Spleen Qi Tonic - Gui Pi Tang Modified
Note: Organs mentioned are energetic organ systems according to Chinese medicine, not western medicine.
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Codonopsis pilosula root - dang shen - certified organic
Quantity-4 oz./114 gr. - Approximately 1000 teapills
Bottle lasts about 5 weeks
Serving Size: 8 Teapills
Servings Per Container: 125
Directions: Take 8 teapills 3 times per day or as directed by a health care professional.
Other Ingredients: 30% Certified Organic Brown Rice Flour
Warning: This formula has not been evaluated for use in pregnant or nursing women. Contra-indicated for those with extreme dryness due to Yin Deficient Heat. As always, check with your doctor before starting any new diet, excercise, or supplements program.
Keep Out of Reach of Children.
Store in a cool dry place 56-82ºF.
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Formula Break Down:
- Codonopsis pilosula root, or dang shen is an important Spleen Qi tonic herb that benefits the Middle Burner and Lung energetic organ system. It is similar to ginseng, but tends to be better tolerated by most everyone as it is not overstimulating.
- Crataegus monogyna fruit, hawthorn berries, or shan zha benefits the Middle Jiao and is used in this formula to increase absorption. It is often employed in western herbalism for improved heart health.
- Foeniculum vulgare fruit, fennel seed, or xiao hu xiang. is included in this formula to help harmonize the stomach and render the formula more easily digestible. Fennel seed is traditionally used to improve the appetite and digestion, especially with Deficient or Cold conditions.
- Poria cocos, or fu ling is a primary herb for draining Dampness resulting from Spleen Qi Deficiency while also strengthening the Spleen energetic organ system and harmonizing the Middle Burner.
- Angelica sinensis root, or dang gui is commonly used for abdominal pain where there is Cold and Deficiency, and helps to build Blood and keep Blood moving freely. Commonly combined with Astragalus for to address slow healing wounds and absesses, fatigue and debility due to long-term illnesses.
- Astragalus spp. root, or huang qi is a highly revered Spleen and Lung Qi tonic used for a wide range of issues related to Spleen Qi Deficiency including stabilizing the Wei Qi and spontaneous sweating, poor appetite, and slow healing as it is said to "generate flesh" making it appropriate for the recovery of chronic illness, trauma, and surgery.
- Paeonia lactiflora root, white peony root, or bai shao augments the Wei Qi and is a nourishing tonic herb that addresses a common condition called Liver Overacting on Spleen.
- Phyllanthus emblica fruit, yu gan zi, or amla is one of the most important Ayurvedic herbs cool, light and dry qualities that is considered a longevity "rejuvination remedy" that benefits the all three doshas. In Chinese medicine it has been used more for inflammatory, or throat problems. Most of the preliminary studies have focused on the benefit of amla to the pancreas, which is part of the Spleen energetic system.
- Citris aurantium peel, bitter orange, or zhi shi is used in Chinese medicine to regulate Qi, break up accumulations and stagnation of the abdominal area and address indigestion. It is especially helpful in cases of abdominal discomfort or distention, and gas.
- Inula helenium root, or elecampane is closely related to xuan fu hua and is one of a handful of true Qi tonics in western herbalism. Elecampane benefits both the Lung and Spleen energetic organ systems with a warming quality that helps to expel Cold, phlegm, and Dampness.
- Althaea officinalis root, or marshmallow is a nourishing herb that re-inforces the entire digestive tract with soothing demulcent qualities that address inflammation and increase absorption of the formula.
- Elettria cardamomum fruit, cardomon seed, or bai dou kou is a warm aromatic spice that transforms Internal Dampness and warms the Middle Jiao according to Chinese medicine.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.