What does it do?
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian is indicated in cases of Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency with damp-cold stagnation affecting the middle jiao (middle burner). Signs and symptoms may include reduced appetite, anorexia, abdominal distension or pain, general indigestion, bloating after eating, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. There may be fatigue, a stifling sensation in the chest and coughing of copious, thin and white sputum.
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang is a phenomenally effective formula for regulating the digestion in Spleen Qi deficiency cases with predominate damp-cold stagnation affecting the middle jiao.
By examining the origin of Xiang Sha Lui Jun Zi Tang, we can understand its basic function of tonifying the Qi energy and its particular strength at expelling damp, transforming phlegm and alleviating abdominal pain and digestive disorders.
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian is considered a modification of Liu Jun Zi Tang (Six Gentleman Decoction). Mu Xiang (Aucklandia) and Sha Ren (Cardamom seed) are added to the base formula. Both Chinese herbs aromatically transform dampness and promote the movement of Qi, respectively. They are warming in nature and reinforce the base formula's effect of strengthening the Qi of the middle jiao. Mu Xiang specifically resolves stagnant Qi of the Spleen, Stomach and Intestines, thereby alleviating abdominal pain and discomfort. Sha Ren is particularly effective in reducing nausea and is commonly used to treat morning sickness. Recent studies demonstrate Sha Ren's ability to relieve abdominal bloating, spasms and pain.1
Liu Jun Zi Tang itself is a modification of Si Jun Zi Tang (Four Gentleman Decoction). The "four gentlemen" of Traditional Chinese herbology are Ren Shen (Ginseng) or Dang Shen (Codonopsis root), Bai Zhu (Atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria) and Zhi Gan Cao (Processed Licorice). These herbs 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. Si Jun Zi Tang becomes Liu Jun Zi Tang with the addition of Chen Pi (Tangerine peel) and Ban Xia (Pinellia tuber) which constitute Er Chen Tang and transform dampness and phlegm more aggressively.
Xiang Sha Lui Jun Zi Tang combines the properties of this family of formulas to effectively treat cases of chronic Spleen and Stomach Qi deficiency which has lead to cold-damp stagnation affecting the middle jiao.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Radix Inulae |
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata
| (Tu Mu Xiang) |
(Zhi Gan Cao)
(Zhi Ban Xia)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian (Stomakinder™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian
tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency.
A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula,
and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets,
which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe.
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- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
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- Proprietary extraction and formulation technology
- Reduced daily dose and larger pack size for longer use
- Made in a pharmaceutical cGMP certified facility
- Safely used in the USA since 1995
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How do I use it?
The standard dosage for Stomakinder™ is 6 tablets taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users about 11 to 16 days.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.
Stomakinder™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.
Differentiation in Usage
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.
1. Not for use during pregnancy.
- 1. Avoid greasy and difficult to digest foods for best results.
- 2. Not for use in cases of acute gastrointestinal disorders.
- 3. Not for use in cases with signs of heat or dryness such as thirst, dry stool or fever.
- 4. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
- 5. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
- 6. Keep out of reach of children.
Stomakinder™ is gluten free
In the Media
- 1. Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 326:327