There are a wide range of Chinese Herbal formulas that are extremely helpful at relieving specific conditions. In this article we will shine a spotlight on one particularly versatile supplement that can help to treat and prevent a wide range of medical conditions. Step forward Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan!
So what are Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan Benefits
We have drawn on over 2000 years of TCM teaching to create Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan. It is a blend of safe and natural herbs that have been brought together in one safe and easy to take tablet. This exceptional supplement provides a wide range of positive benefits to your health and wellbeing - it supports your body’s own ability to produce balanced levels of hormones, it aids restful sleep, soothes anxiety, mood swings and helps us to get in control of our emotions. Jia Wei Xiao Yao is one of the most popular herbal formulas that we offer for good reason - your body will reap numerous jia wei xiao yao wan benefits if you add it to your daily routine. Read on for more information.
How does Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan work?
According to TCM theories a wide range of health conditions stem from poor Liver health. Our Liver regulates the free movement of Qi (the vital energy that pulses through our body) and Blood as it courses through our veins. When we get stressed our Liver starts to overheat and malfunction causing a multitude of health problems including stress, headaches, poor sleep and hormonal problems. Jia Wei Xiao Tang works by stimulating the free flow of Qi, improving Blood flow and by moving stagnation and toxic excess heat from our Liver – enabling it to function at an optimum level. It also benefits the optimum function of a number of different Organs which we will come to later in this article. The combined impact of the various natural herbs results in greatly improved physical and emotional health, enhanced vitality and better energy levels.
Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan
Let’s Look Into The Formula
Chai Hu - Bupleurum Root
This herb has been used extensively in Chinese Medicine and has a broad range of health benefits. In addition to helping to regulate the body’s immune response this herb has Liver cleansing, anti bacterial and anti inflammatory effects. There are a number of recent pharmacological studies that back up what TCM has known for centuries.
Dong Quai - Angelica Sinensis
Dong Quai has been used extensively in Chinese Medicine. It has anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating effects. It is often used to support fertility as it helps to balance hormones of both men and women. It promotes a healthy menstrual cycle. Dong Quai also calms and relaxes the mind and body.
Bai Shao - White Peony Root
This is a powerful herb that helps to sooth frazzled moods. It helps to stabilise our emotions and helps to boost our mental focus benefits by supporting the effective function of the Liver – it helps to reduce heat and promotes the healthy flow of Qi. Research demonstrates that this herb also has anti inflammatory properties and helps people suffering from autoimmune diseases. Many women experience abdominal pain, muscle spasms, and irregular periods and this can help to bring relief from these symptoms.
Bai Zhu - White Atractylodes
This herb is helpful for tonifying – or strengthening – the Qi created by your Spleen. In TCM your Stomach and Spleen work together to provide nourishment for your body. Your Stomach takes in the food and the Spleen transforms it into energy that can support your body’s natural functions. When this relationship is out of balance dampness can often result which is shown in digestion problems, loose stools and fatigue. This herb has a drying effect in the body and research shows that it is effective at eliminating these symptoms.
Fu Ling - Poria Mushroom
Poria mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in TCM for their diuretic, sedative, and tonic effects. Modern science is now catching up to their numerous health benefits. Poria contains several substances thought to promote good health, including polysaccharides which are known to enhance immune function and triterpenoids – a class of compounds with antioxidant effects.
Gan Cao - Licorice Root
This gentle herb has many functions in Chinese Medicine. These include strengthening the Qi of the Spleen and Heart, moistening the Lung, clearing Toxic Heat, calming muscular spasms and moderating the effects of other herbs. This root is also well known to have potent anti viral and anti microbial effects and recent research from Japan suggests that is has a powerful protective effect on the Liver.
Dan Pi - Tree Peony Root Bark
This natural supplement helps with Heat- related conditions such as hot flushes, excess thirst and fevers. Many will benefit from its ability to relieve Blood related issues such as menstrual pain, sluggish circulation nose bleeds and blood in the faeces. It has a number of health boosting properties such as Cooling the Blood by Clearing Heat, Clearing Stasis, Improving Yin Levels – which helps to reduce night sweats and menopausal symptoms, and helping to reduce inflammation. It also contributes to good liver health. Ongoing research suggests that Dan Pi has anti cancer properties.
Zhi Zi - Gardenia Fruit
Practitioners of TCM use the fruit of the gardenia – Zhi Zi – for a variety of therapeutic reasons. Gardenia has a bitter taste and a cooling action on the body. This fruit supports the healthy functioning of the Heart, Lung, Stomach meridians as they flow through the body. It is useful for driving out illness and dysfunction through the promotion of healthy urination. Heat in the body can present as irritability, sores in the mouth, as eye infections or eczema. Research has demonstrated that the fruit of the humble gardenia flower may also have powerful anti cancer properties.
Bo He - Peppermint
We all know how refreshing a cup of peppermint tea is. In TCM peppermint helps to circulate energy around our body, it helps to clear heat and resolves Phlegm – making us feel lighter and helping the promote good digestive health. Peppermint supports the effective movement of energy around the Lung, Spleen and Liver. In our Jia Wei Xiao Yao supplement we have combined Peppermint with a number of other Heat dispersing herbs which together work to expel exterior pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and toxic heat.
Sheng Jiang - Ginger
According to TCM the common herb ginger has a strong effects on the Stomach, Lungs and Spleen meridians. It works by dispersing Wind-Cold, warms the meridians of the Stomach and the Spleen, and helps our Qi to circulate effectively. It is very helpful to treat Dampness, stomach pains and vomiting. When taken regularly ginger promotes good digestion, a healthy metabolism, balanced blood sugar levels – and a healthy weight. According to classical texts Ginger promotes good memory and is helpful at supporting male health.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.