Shu Gan Wan (Shu Gan Pian, LiverSoothe™, 舒肝丸)
is an all natural herbal supplement traditionally used for gastric upset and abdominal pain caused by liver Qi stagnation.
The Chinese herbal formula smoothes the flow of liver Qi, moves blood, dispels stasis, clears heat, harmonizes the stomach and
What does it do?
LiverSoothe™ is appropriate for conditions in which binding depression of liver Qi results in fullness and distention in the chest
and hypochondria, stomach ache, gastric upset, vomiting and/or acid regurgitation. When the liver Qi is unable to course freely,
heat signs develop and move upward as in acid reflux, vomiting etc.. When the Qi mechanism is impeded, blood stasis may also develop,
which results in pain.
Primary signs of liver depression with heat and stasis include irritability, epigastric pain, costal (rib-side) pain,
feeling of oppression in the chest and possibly a bitter taste in the mouth. The tongue will be red,
especially on the sides and there may be a yellow coating. The pulse will be rapid and wiry.
This is a modern Chinese formulation based on the classical formula Jin Ling Zi San. Shu Gan Wan is more focused on alleviating pain.
Shu Gan Pian (LiverSoothe™) is composed of twelve medicinal herbs which course the liver Qi, move blood,
clear heat and harmonize the stomach.
Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Chinaberry fruit) is an important
Qi regulating herb. Here, it is paired with Yan Hu Suo (Cordyalis) and
Xiang Fu (Cyperus rhizome), both of which are also effective Qi moving herbs.
This combination is especially effective for relieving hypochondriac and abdominal pain resulting from Qi depression.
Xiang Fu has been studied in particular for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and has shown effectiveness at
relieving abdominal cramps and pain due to Qi stagnation. Bai Shao
(white Peony) is included to soften the liver and also relieve pain.
Mu Xiang (Aucklandia root), Hou Po (Magnolia cortex) and
Sha Ren (Cardamon seed) are combined with Xiang Fu here
to harmonize the liver and stomach and restore appetite. Dou Kou Ren
(Amomum seed), in conjunction with Sha Ren and Hou Po dissolves dampness and strengthens the stomach.
Chen Pi (Tangerine peel) and
Fu Ling (Poria) further help to eliminate dampness,
strengthen the middle and promote proper movement of Qi and relieve pain.
Zhi Qiao (Bitter Orange fruit) and
Pian Jiang Huang (Curcuma wenyujin) move Qi and blood and alleviate pain.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend* of
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Rhizoma Wenyujin Concisa
Radix Aucklandiae Lappae
Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
Fructus Amomi Rotundus
Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
(Chuan Lian Zi)
(Yan Hu Suo)
(Pian Jiang Huang)
(Dou Kou Ren)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang® Shu Gan Pian
(LiverSoothe™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
Guang Ci Tang® Shu Gan Wan (LiverSoothe™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Shu Gan Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet or
pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Tablets and pills have the same formulation.
Shu Gan 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.
The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility
and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a
wonderful fusion of
science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.
How do I use it?
The standard dosage for LiverSoothe™ is 4 tablets or pills taken 2 to 3 times daily
with or before meals. One bottle lasts 16 to 25 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.
LiverSoothe™ 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
Shu Gan Wan (Pian) has been safely used with few adverse effects.
1. Not to be used during pregnancy.
2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
3. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
4. Keep out of reach of children.
5. Avoid cold, oily and difficult to digest food for best results.
6. Not suitable for use if symptoms include dry mouth, thirst or dry stool.
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