Chai Hu Shu Gan San by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Zhang Jie-bin (a.k.a. Zhang Jing-yue) Ming dynasty Jing Yue Quan Shu (The Complete Writing of Jing Yue).
Within this formula, Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri), Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi), and Zhi Ke (Fructus Aurantii), course the liver and rectify the qi.
Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae), and Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong), supplement and nourish the blood, thus emoliating and harmonizing the liver.
In addition, Chuan Xiong moves the qi within the blood and empirically is effective for stopping pain.
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), harmonizes all the other medicinals in the formula. However, with Bai Shao, it also is famous for relaxing cramping and tension.
Actions: Courses and harmonizes the liver, resolves depression and rectifies the qi.
Pattern: Liver depression qi stagnation with or without blood vacuity.
Chinese Symptomology: Chest, stomach duct, breast, and/or rib-side distention and pain, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and/or dysmenorrhea.
Western Symptomology: PMS
Suggested Use: Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Chai Hu Shu Gan San Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 150 mg
Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) 150 mg
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong) 150 mg
Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi) 150 mg
Zhi Ke (Fructus Aurantii) 100.5 mg
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 49.5 mg