Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Imperial Medical Bureau’s Song dynasty Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefitting the People of the Taiping Era).
Within this formula, Chuan Xiong frees the flow of the shao yang and jue yin channels on the head and stops pain.
Qiang Huo frees the flow of the tai yang channel on the head and stops pain. Bai Zhi frees the flow of the yang ming channel on the head and stops pain.
Jing Jie and Fang Feng resolve the exterior and dispel wind. Bo He similarly resolves the exterior and dispels wind. However, it also benefits the head and eyes and clears heat due to depression. This why it is considered the sovereign ingredient in this formula.
Gan Cao harmonizes all the other ingredients in the formula.
Actions: Dispels pathogenic Wind; helps alleviate pain
Pattern: Externally contracted wind-cold.
Chinese Symptomology: Migraine, or pain on the top of the head, headache due to chronic sinus infection, stuffy nose, and chills with fever.
Western Symptomology: Common cold, chronic sinus infection, and arthritis.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalysis) 171 mg
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong) 128 mg
Jing Jie (Herba Schizonepetae) 86 mg
Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notoptergyii) 86 mg
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) 86 mg
Fang Feng (Radix Saposhnikoviae) 86 mg
Qing Cha (Flos Camilliae Sinensis) 64 mg
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 43 mg