Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian (StomachVigor) by Guang Ci Tang is formulated for digestive concerns and warms the Middle Energizer to harmonize the Stomach.
It's one of the most nutritious formulas for digestive imbalance, containing 14 herbs. The formula is an expansion of the original TCM digestive-aid remedy, Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang (Stomakinder). However, Zhi Shi, Huo Xiang, Hou Po, Xiang Fu, and Dou Kou are added. Consequently, StomachVigor has a stronger action of moving Qi, warming the middle, and removing dampness.
Bai Zhu (Atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria), Dang Shen (Codonopsis root) and Zhi Gan Cao (Processed Licorice) are fairly mild and harmonious when combined and are frequently used in Qi tonifying formulas. Bai Zhu and Fu Ling not only tonify Qi but also dispel dampness and phlegm which often result from long-standing Spleen Qi deficiency.
Chen Pi (Tangerine peel) and Cang Zhu (Cang-zhu atractylodes rhizome) transform dampness. Aromatic Mu Xiang (Aucklandia) and Sha Ren (Cardamom seed) also transform dampness, and also promote the movement of Qi. They are especially beneficial for strengthening the Qi of the middle jiao. Mu Xiang specifically resolves stagnant Qi of the Spleen, Stomach and Intestines.
Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange) relieves abdominal distention, while Huo Xiang, although best known in the west as patchouli, an all-natural fragrant essential oil, transforms turbidity. This is a critical function as turbidity occurs when nutrients cannot be properly decomposed and turn into undigested metabolites.
Huo Xiang can help transform these metabolites into usable energy.
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) also helps with distention and promotes Qi movement. Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome) unblocks stagnant Qi and helps relieve major digestive disturbances.
Another herb that has similar actions to the other herbs in this section is one that many people are familiar with as a cooking spice: cardamom, aka Dou Kou. In TCM applications, it warms the Middle Jiao and descends Qi, which stimulates digestive churning in the Stomach.
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger) and Da Zao (Chinese Date). The former stops hiccups while the latter nourishes the blood.
Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian Ingredients in 5 tablets:
A proprietary blend of: Radix Aucklandiae Lappae (Mu Xiang), Fructus Amomi (Sha Ren), Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu), Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (Chen Pi), Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi (Xiang Fu), Sclerotium Poriae Cocos (Fu Ling), Rhizoma Pin Prep (Zhi Banxia), Fructus Aurantii Immaturus (Zhi Shi), Fructus Amomi Rotundus (Dou Kou), Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis (Hou Po), Herba Agastaches Seu Pogostemi (Huo Xiang), Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis (Gan Cao), Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens (Sheng Jiang), Fructus Jujubae (Da Zao).
Other Ingredients: corn starch (non-GMO), dextrin, magnesium stearate.
Adults: Take 5 tabs 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (acute phase).
Consult your healthcare practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors. StomachVigor is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent.
Consult your herbalist or healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are nursing or taking medication. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs. Avoid taking this product during pregnancy.
Keep out of the reach of children.