ColdQuell (Xiao Chai Hu Tang He Si Wu Tang Jia Jian)

This formula is a combination of two of the most famous formulas in Chinese herbal medicine. Xiao  Chai Hu Tang comes from Zhang Zhong-jing’s Shan Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold).  Si Wu Tang comes from the Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Chu Fang (TaiPing [Era]ImperialGrace Formulary), a famous formulary published in the Song dynasty

Our version is a 10:1 extract
500 mg/capsule
60 capsules or 180 capsules are available

Gan mao (common cold or flu), yan tong (sore throat), fa re (fever) 

Wind heat external contraction and possible heat toxins with an underlying liver-spleen disharmony  resulting in a defensive qi vacuity, an inhibited qi mechanism, concomitant internal heat, and deep-lying phlegm dampness .

Resolves the exterior and dispels wind, clears heat and resolves toxins, disinhibits the throat and  abates fever at the same time as harmonizing the liver-spleen, transforming phlegm, and eliminating  dampness.

This formula is for wind heat external invasion exterior pattern in a person with a righteous qi vacuity and liver depression qi stagnation. There may also be phlegm nodulation and/or  he at toxins. Although Xiao Chai Hu Tang is the classic Chinese formula for a shao yang division dis ease, one can use the above modification of this formula whether or not the patient has a shao yang  pattern. In this case, the rationale for this formula is not based on Zhang Zhong-jing’s original indications, but rather on an analysis of each ingredient. 

In terms of disease diagnosis, this formula is for common cold and epidemic influenza with possible bronchitis and especially in women as opposed to men, and even more especially perimenstrually. However, if the patient’s pattern conforms, this formula may be taken by men and women alike and regardless of phase in the menstrual cycle. For instance, this formula is also often indicated for post-partum fevers and flus and for the recurrent fevers, sore throats, and swollen glands of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs).

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Cold Quell

ColdQuell (60 capsules / 180 capsules) - Blue Poppy

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