What does it do?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our body is vulnerable to attacks of pathogenic influences. Normally our body forms a natural line of defense to ward off the attacks from the mouth, the nose, or the surface. When the defense gets weaker, the body is more susceptible to the bacteria and virus infection and to get cold and flu.
Yu Ping Feng Wan acts to enhance the resistance. Literally the name means Jade Screen, as if it forms a solid screen to protect the body. In many controlled clinical trials, Yu Ping Feng Wan is shown to significantly reduce the frequency of the common cold and bacteria infection in the respiratory tract in people who have chronic bronchitis or children who are susceptible to the cold or flu.1
Modern biomedical researches attribute the defense against the pathogens to the function of the immune system. The immune defense requires immunoglobulins (Ig), T lymphocytes, microphages, cytokines like interferons etc.. Many researches have been conducted to test whether Yu Ping Feng San contributes to the immune function. These studies consistently found that Yu Ping Feng San increases IgG and IgA production, enhances microphage function, and inhibits the growth of influenza virus H3N2.1
Yu Ping Feng Wan is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia2 to invigorate the vital energy to strengthen the body surface resistance and to stop perspiration. It is used for deficiency of the superficies to protect the body against diseased, spontaneous perspiration and aversion to wind, pale complexion or general dibility and susceptibility to wind- pathogen.†
Yu Ping Feng Wan was the basic herbal formula recommended by Chinese health authorities to the public for prevention of SARS several years ago when SARS occured in China. In the verge of a superflu pandemic, we would recommend its use for strengthening our defense to any possible flu outbreak. (Please see more discussion on Cold, Flu, & Prevention.)
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Radix Astragali Membranacei |
Radix Saposhnikoviae Divaricatae
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
| (Huang Qi) |
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Yu Ping Feng Pian (JadeDefender™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
Guang Ci Tang® Yu Ping Feng Wan (JadeDefender™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Yu Ping Feng Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.
Yu Ping Feng 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
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- True 5:1 concentration
- Double the strength of other brands
- Minimal or no fillers and binders
- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
- Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
- Made in a cGMP certified facility
- Unbeatable value
- Safely used in the USA since 1995
How do I use it?
Take 5 tablets or pills 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).
As the herbal formula is a mild tonic, results may only be noticeable after 1 month. It is suggested to take 4 to 6 bottles in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.
Differentiation in Usage
Yu Ping Feng Pian can be taken in combination with Sang Ju Pian
to help strengthen the body's defense function.
Yu Ping Feng Pian has been safely used by millions of people with few adverse effects or contraindications. Suitable for a long term administration.
- 1. Consult your herbalist or physician before use for kids or if you have hypertension .
- 2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are pregnant.
- 3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are under other medical treatment.
- 4. Avoid oily food for best results.
- 5. Keep out of reach of children.
JadeDefender™ is gluten free
In the Media
- 1. Chen Q. Renowned Patent Traditional Chinese Medicines: Pharmacology and Clinical Applications (1998).
- 2. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.