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Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian (Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan, Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San, HeadClarity™, 川芎茶调片) is a regarded herbal supplement that supports normal head comfort.
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    What does it do?

    From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San formula is indicated for conditions in which external Wind has disrupted the flow of Qi energy in the channels or meridians and thus obstructs the clear Yang Qi and causes discomfort. Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian has both warming and dispersing actions, which effectively drives wind from the head, clears heat, relieves discomfort and prevents Wind from penetrating deeper into the body.

    Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian is most appropriate with signs of external wind invasion which include a thin, white tongue coating, superficial pulse and heat and/or chills due to exogenous wind. It should not be used in cases which arise from hyperascendant Liver Yang or from an overall deficiency of Qi (energy) or blood.

    To understand Wind in TCM, just imagine you walk outside in a windy weather for a while, how your head feels.

    Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian is an elegant formula composed of 8 Chinese herbs. Here, a large dose of Bo He (Mint) acts as the chief herb to disperse wind, clear heat and benefit the eyes. Chuan Xiong (Sichuan Lovage root), Bai Zhi (Dahurian Angelica root) and Qiang Huo (Notopterygium) act together as deputies to further disperse wind and relieve discomfort in the upper neck or head area. Each of these 3 herbs acts on a different meridian area of the head, based on the meridian(s) each herb acts upon and the corresponding location of those meridians on the head: Chuan Xiong works on the temples and vertex (lesser Yang and terminal Yin). Bai Zhi works on the forehead (Yang brightness) and Qiang Huo works on the occipital region (greater Yang). Chuan Xiong is one of the most essential herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia for dispelling wind and Qi obstruction in the head, and is particularly effective when used in combination with Bai Zhi as it is here.

    Jing Jie (Schizonepeta) and Fang Feng (Siler) are an important Chinese herb pair used to dispel wind and release the exterior. Gui Zhi (Cinnamon) is added to the formula to further clear and warm the channels and relieve discomfort.

    Gan Cao (licorice root) harmonizes the actions of the other 7 herbs. Traditionally, this herbal formula is taken with green tea which clears heat and thereby moderates the warming and drying nature of the formula.

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Chinese mint aboveground partsMentha haplocalyx(Bo He)
    Sichuan lovage rhizomeLigusticum chuanxiong(Chuan Xiong)
    Schizonepeta aboveground partsSchizonepeta tenuifolia(Jing Jie)
    Fragrant angelica rootAngelica dahurica(Bai Zhi)
    Notopterygium root & rhizomeNotopterygium incisum(Qiang Huo)
    Chinese licorice root & rhizomeGlycyrrhiza uralensis(Gan Cao)
    Siler rootSaposhnikovia divaricata(Fang Feng)
    Cassia twigCinnamomum cassia(Gui Zhi)
    Other ingredients: .
    We use as little fillers/binders as possible which together amounts to % of the tablet weight.
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian (HeadClarity™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian (San/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian tablets are made with all natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested action 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.

    Please note that our tablets may appear neutral in finishing and a little brittle. You may observe a tiny bit of fine powder at the bottom of your bottle and occasionally one or a couple of broken tablets after transportation. This is because unlike other manufacturers, our tablets are not coated as part of our effort to minimize the use of excipients and to make them as pure as possible. These tablets can also be easily dissolved in hot water to serve as tea.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Pure. Potent. Proven.
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of regular brands
    • Minimal fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals 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

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?

    The standard dosage for HeadClarity™ is 5 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed. Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    1. Use with caution during pregnancy.
    2. Not recommended for cases due to hyperascendant Liver Yang, deficiency of Qi or blood.
    3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have any chronic disease.
    4. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications.
    5. Keep out of reach of children.
    6. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.


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    HeadClarity™ (Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Pian) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Headaches Much Better! When I had to stop taking Advil/Tylenol/Aspirin because it was causing severe stomach pains, I had to find SOMETHING to help with my headaches (and recently migraines due to menopause?). My husband had been using herbs from Active Herb as recommended by our naturopath, so I searched for herbs for myself. So glad I found Head Clarity! It has decreased my headaches by 90% and I haven't had a migraine since I started using it about 7 months ago. I take 5 tablets twice a day and an extra 5 mid day if I feel a bad headache starting. Worth a try if you have headaches!
    Date published: 2015-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective This bottle was meant for my wife and it has worked well as oppose to western meds. It very much works in reducing the agony of a person suffering from a migraine. Thank you
    Date published: 2017-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great help for sinusitis This herbal formula was helpful in serious sinusitis problem. I used it as a suplemental product and it proved to be very effective. Good job.
    Date published: 2019-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Performs as advertised - I feel much clearer and able to add clarity to conversations rather than just mumble on!
    Date published: 2016-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to work great! I think I have had way fewer headaches while taking this formula. I like it!
    Date published: 2016-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I get headaches and your Herbal Medicine helps a lot. I get headaches and your Herbal Medicine helps a lot.
    Date published: 2008-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well I've had headaches of various kinds all my life. And, I've popped far too many drugs over the years trying to resolve them. HeadClarity is now my primary go-to when I have sinus pressure or headache. It makes a noticeable difference in pain, pretty quickly. I use this as needed, rather than daily. I highlight recommend it!
    Date published: 2019-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to Advil I get headaches because of my lupus. I take this on an as needed basis rather than prescriptions because there are no downsides.
    Date published: 2018-10-31
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