This sweet and warm formula energises you and promotes feelings of general wellbeing. It’s the ideal formula when you are depleted and / or exhausted (it is a Yang formula), but it has a lot of other incredible health benefits. It nourishes the stomach, dries dampness and transforms cold phlegm from the lungs, spleen and digestive tract (attributed to dietary intemperance and overeating). It improves mental functioning by treating memory loss (amnesia), brain fog, anxiety, restlessness, tension and nervousness. It treats dizziness, urination problems, fluid retention, sleep problems (insomnia). This formula improves breathing (deep breathing) and therefore will aid in relaxation (deep breathing is essential for relaxation).
Hoelen & Bamboo Combination (Yin)
This sweet and cooling formula calms you and improves your mood. It’s ideal to take when you are dealing with events that cause fear and anxiety such as public speaking, job interviews, or when you are experiencing emotional distress (it is a Yin formula). It’s also good for when your body feels lethargic and heavy, when you feel stuck and don’t experience progress in your life. This formula will make you feel you are in charge and, in this context, will lift depression and anxiety. It helps in decision-making. It reduces distension and stuffiness in the chest or abdomen, dispels the feeling of a lump in the throat (associated with emotional distress), reduces strain on the cardiovascular system through the release of excess fluid (hypertension); plus helps relieve stomach upset and vomiting. This formula treats epigastric or abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal hardness, distension and pain, poor appetite, shortness of breath and fatigue. It also promotes deep breathing.
Bupleurum & Cyperus Combination (Neutral)
This formula treats liver chi stagnation. If the liver chi is stagnant you feel unhappy, ’wound-up’, irritable, moody and depressed. When the liver chi flows freely you feel happy and at peace. This formula treats a list of physical symptoms affiliated with liver chi stagnation such as abdominal distension, discomfort in the chest that is aggravated by emotions, period pain, irregular period, intercostal pain, poor appetite, belching, indigestion, stress ulceration, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, breast distension or pain, loose stools or constipation, restlessness and nervous depression. It alleviates all types of pain.
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Caution* Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) is a great herb for a variety of viral issues as well as stress-induced problems. Interferon therapy is designed to address viral issues as well. The interaction of Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) and interferon is an additive problem. Interferon therapy boosts the strength and sensitivity of the immune system. Chai Hu (Rx. Bupleurum) has the same (but weaker) effect. When these two medicines are used together, they can give rise to an excessive immune response that damages the lungs.