Ingredients (Pin Yin): Chai hu, Ban xia, Fu ling, Gui zhi, Huang qin, Da zao, Dang shen, Duan long gu, Duan mu li, Sheng jiang, Da huang
Ingredients: Bupleurum chinense root, Pinellia ternata rhizome, Poria cocos fungus, Cinnamomum cassia twig, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Ziziphus jujuba fruit, Codonopsis pilosula root, Os draconis mineral-toasted, Ostrea gigas shell-toasted, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh, Rheum palmatum root & rhizome
Other Ingredients: Talcum, Activated carbon, China wax
TCM Functions: Moves Liver Qi, Clears Heat, Subdues Liver Yang, Dissolves Phlegm, Calms the Shen, Tonifies Righteous Qi, Unblocks the Three Yang Stages
Standard Dosage: 8 pills, 3 x per day
Clinical Dosage: Administer half an hour before or one hour after eating. In the initial phases, dosage may be increased to 8-12 pills 3 times per day, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the formula takes effect. May be used medium-term for a few weeks to a few months. Once the acute aspects of the condition have been resolved and the phlegm and heat cleared, this formula should be discontinued and replaced with a milder formula, such as Gan Mai Da Zao Wan. Monitor for signs of Spleen Qi deficiency.Contraindications (all):
Contraindicated during pregnancy. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Contraindicated for very weak or deficient patients. Use with caution in breast-feeding women as Da huang/rhubarb can pass through the breast milk causing colic and diarrhea in infants. May cause mild abdominal cramping and/or diarrhea in sensitive patients. Contraindicated during menstruation.