Blue Poppy Originals
Chinese Traditional medicine has a rich history that includes over 2000 years of experience in harnessing the power of nature to support health and to promote optimal well-being. Chinese Traditional medicine is still practiced extensively in the East and is becoming more and more accepted in the West as well. Trying to take advantage of the benefits of Chinese traditional herbals and botanicals is not however without its own set of challenges. The biggest challenge to applying this system of medicine to your own health and the health of your family, is trying to determine which herbs and botanicals are best suited to your circumstances.
The Blue Poppy Originals range of supplements has taken the research out of applying these herbs to your daily life. A full range of supplements designed specifically for supporting the body in different circumstances makes Blue Poppy Originals an excellent choice for applying Eastern medicine to Western culture.
This formula is a combination of two extremely famous formulas, Zhang Jing-yue’s Chai Hu Shu Gan San (Bupleurum Course the Liver Decoction) and the Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Tai Ping Imperial Grace Formulary)’s Er Chen Tang (Two Aged [Ingredients] Decoction), with additions and subtractions. Our version is a 10: 1 extract. 500mg. 60 capsules.
This formula is for the treatment of a liver-spleen-stomach disharmony with depressive heat and possible food stagnation resulting in esophageal reflux.
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION/DEPRESSIVE HEAT INCLUDE:
•Epigastric and/or esophageal burning pain
•Rib-side distention and pain
•Burping, belching, a tendency to hiccup
•A bitter taste in the mouth
•Irritability, vexation, and agitation
•A dry mouth with a predilection for chilled drinks
•A large appetite or rapid hungering
•A red tongue and/or yellow tongue fur
•A bowstring, rapid pulse
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SPLEEN VACUITY INCLUDE:
•Fatigue, lack of strength
•Abdominal distention, especially after meals
•“Sugar blues,” a craving for sweets
•A fat, distended tongue with teeth-marks on its edges
THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOOD STAGNATION INCLUDE:
•Thick, slimy tongue fur
•Nausea and/or distention after eating
•A slippery pulse
If there is more marked spleen qi vacuity, this formula can be combined with Si Jun Zi Tang Wan (Four Gentlemen Decoction Pills). If there is concomitant yin vacuity, it can be combined with Sheng Mai San Wan (Engender the Pulse Powder Pills). If severe abdominal or rib-side pain, it can be combined with Yan Hu Suo Wan (Corydalis Pills).
Bupleurum, Peony, Immature Aurantium, and Cyperus course the liver and resolve depression. Scutellaria and Coptis clear depressive heat from the liver, gallbladder, and stomach. Uncooked Ginger, Pinellia, Caulis Bambusae, and Orange Peel harmonize the stomach and downbear counterflow. In addition, Caulis Bambusae clears liver-stomach heat, and Pinellia, Atractylodes, Orange Peel, and Poria transform and eliminate dampness. Capillaris clears and eliminates dampness and heat from the livergallbladder at the same time as helping Bupleurum course the liver and rectify the qi, but without plundering yin. Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Poria, and mix-fried Licorice fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. Crataegus disperses food and abducts stagnation. It also reduces cholesterol and helps reduce blood pressure .