What does it do?
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang was created by the great ancient Chinese doctor Zhang Zhongjing about 1800 years ago to treat the "pi syndrome" (痞症) marked by the focal distention or fullness in the stomach, with or without the stomach pain, along with vomiting, nausea, loose stool or diarrhea, and poor appetite etc.. Such an array of symptoms is a display of coincident cold and heat. In the term of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). the syndrome is considered as a disharmony between the stomach and the spleen that results in the disturbance in the flow of the Qi energy both upwards and downwards in the stomach.
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang is formulated to harmonize the stomach and descend the rebellious Qi. In the formula, Zhi Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome) is the chief herb that harmonizes the stomach, moves down the Qi, and stops vomiting. Huang Qin (Scutellaria root) and Huang Lian (Coptis rhizome) disperse the heat with their cold and bitter property. Dang Shen (Codonopsis) and Gan Cao (Licorice root) nourish the spleen and promote the central Qi.
Many clinical studies have been conducted in China to relate the TCM application of Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang to gastrointestinal disorders in the modern biomedical terms. These studies showed that Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang and its modified forms may be successfully applied to deal with acute gastritis, chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), acute and chronic enteritis, gastric ulcers, peptic ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).† In the studies the diagnosis of the cases are generally confirmed by modern techniques such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and tissue biopsy.
For example, in one study, 100 cases of gastralgia resulting from gastritis, gastric ulcer, and enteritis with an average age of 60 were treated for 2 months with Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang with a 94% effective rate (31 were fully recovered, 41 significantly improved, 22 improved).1
How the Chinese medicine acts to restore the stomach function remains largely unknown. Laboratory studies suggested that it may increase the content of gastric mucin, decrease the ulcer index, and protect the mucoid lining of the stomach. Scutellaria root and Coptis rhizome in the formula have an inhibitory effect on the growth of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium causing most diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata |
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Rhizoma Coptidis Recens
Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis
| (Zhi Ban Xia) |
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Ban Xia Xie Xin Pian (Gastropeace™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Ban Xia Xie Xin Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
Ban Xia Xie Xin 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.
Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
so pure, so powerful, so affordable
- Double the concentration of other Chinese herb concentrated pills
- Pure water extract using minimal or no fillers/binders
- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
- Comprehensive heavy metal testing in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia
- 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
Check for an independent US lab test report.
How do I use it?
Take 5 tablets 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users about 2 to 3 weeks.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).
Differentiation in Usage
1. Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan
and Bao He Wan
can also be used for gastritis but are milder than Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan.
2. Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan does not apply to stomach distention due to food stagnation, for which Bao He Wan is to be used.
Ban Xia Xie Xin Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.
- 1. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
- 2. Keep out of reach of children.
Gastropeace™ is gluten free
In the Media
- 1. Chen Q. Renowned Patent Traditional Chinese Medicines: Pharmacology and Clinical Applications (1998).