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Ge Gen Tang Pian
(Kudzu Relaxe™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Ge Gen Tang Pian (Ge Gen Tang Wan, Kudzu Relaxe™, 葛根汤片) is a classic Chinese herbal formula invented 1800 years ago to relieve the cold caused by external Wind-Cold. A study found that it is effective for cluster headaches.
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    What does it do?

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), our body is vulnerable to attacks of exogenous pathogenic factors like Wind and Cold. The Wind and Cold attack first invades the surface and the body responds with a quick onset of symptoms such as alternating chills and fever, headache, muscle aches, sneezing, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose.

    In this wind-cold type of cold/flu, sore throat is not evident but chills and head stiffness are the most differentiating signs. Aversion to cold occurs even when the room temperature has changed a little. One then feels the need to put on more clothes or raise the room temperature higher. Ge Gen Tang induces sweating to release the exterior symptoms and dispel Wind-Cold. Ge Gen (Pueraria or Kudzu root) is the chief Chinese herb in the formula and acts to dispel Wind-Cold, relieve muscle aches and generate fluids. Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi) helps dispel Wind-Cold and promote sweating. Bai Shao (Paeoniae Alba) and Gan Cao (Licorice) also help generate fluids and relieve pain. Sheng Jiang (Ginger) and Da Zao (Jujubae fruit) harmonize the spleen and the stomach and support the Qi energy. Qiang Huo (Notopterygium root) and Du Huo (Angelica Pubescens) are warm and bitter, work together to expel wind, remove dampness, and relieve pain.

    Does research support Kudzu Relaxe?

    In the latest research, Dr. Sewell from Yale University studied the use of Kudzu among cluster headache sufferers. The study found that various Kudzu preparations may cut the frequency, severity, and duration of cluster headache.1 The response is correlated to the dose taken each day with the lowest dose least responsive.

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Puerariae Lobatae
    Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
    Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens
    Fructus Jujubae
    Rhizoma Et Radix Notopterygii
    Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
    Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    (Ge Gen)
    (Gui Zhi)
    (Bai Shao)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Sheng Jiang)
    (Da Zao)
    (Qiang Huo)
    (Du Huo)
    (Chuan Xiong)
    (Chai Hu)
     
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Ge Gen Tang Pian (Kudzu Relaxe™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Ge Gen Tang Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Ge Gen Tang Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Ge Gen Tang 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
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • 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

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?

    The standard dosage for Kudzu Relaxe™ is 7 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 10 to 14 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.

    Precaution
    1. Use with caution if you have hypertension.
    2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    3. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. Response of cluster headache to kudzu. Sewell RA. Headache. 2009 Jan;49(1):98-105. (Article Link)
    Reviews
    Kudzu Relaxe™ (Ge Gen Tang Pian) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A few days ago, I started to feel some sore throat A few days ago, I started to feel some sore throat, as other family members just had the cold/flu, I know I am having it too. I took Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian. The symptom quickly proceeded to running nose, nasal congestion and little headache. Yin Qiao controled the symptoms. Within a day, suddenly I started to feel chills and headache gets heavier. I have to wear more clothes and put on heavier blankets at night. At this point, it became clear that I have a wind-cold type of flu. I started to take Ren Shen Bai Du Pian (at 5 tablets, 400 mg/tab) and Ge Gen Tang Pian (at 10 tablets, 200 mg/tab) together. Within an hour, I feel much better. I repeated the combination or either one of the two for 4 times a day. I did not take any OTC cold medicine. To my surprise, within 2 days my symptoms are mostly cleared. I continued to take either Ge Gen Tang Pian at 8 tablets or Ren Shen Bai Du Pian at 4 tablets three times daily for a few more days. I am now completely recovered.</p><p>Just for a comparison, in the past, whenever I catched a flu like this, it took at least a week to have running nose and congestion controlled even under Tylenol. After that, coughing started and lasted for about 1 month. Not at this time. Thanks for the right Guang Ci Tang herbal remedies, I did not have cough and I am completely fine within a week. I am so happy and strongly recommend these remedies to everyone.
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have cold medicine Kudzu Relaxe is so effective in expelling wind-cold type cold which happens frequently in the winter. Whenever I feel getting sick with neck stiffness, sore muscle, a little sore throat or nasal congestion, I immediately take this formula according to the recommended dosage three times a day and get a good night sleep. Mostly the next day I am recovered completely without any symptom. Even when times I didn’t take early enough and the cold had proceeded, and I have symptoms like dripping nose, aversion to cold, taking Kudzu Relaxe full dosage three times a day would usually resolve the cold within three days. My kids also take it with reduced dosages and they also notice the difference when not taking it. I have recommended Kudzu Relaxe to many friends and they are all so thankful that such cold medicine is available. Hope my review will help more people to suffer less during cold or flu season.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure yet I bought this along with other cold medicines. My cold changed quickly from being a hot wind type to feeling overly cold in my body. That's when i started using Kudzu Relax. I sweated, but only after taking it for the 1st time, afterwards i didnt feel any sweating action. I noticed, that my sore throat is still sore and am not sure whether Im taking the right herb for this, I tried connecting with Active Herb through email regarding this, but nobody responded to me so far.
    Date published: 2018-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wind Cold Remedy When REN SHEN BAI DU WAN was discontinued, ACTIVEHERB's excellent website indicated that GE GEN TANG would be an appropriate substitution. It is! I recommend this to all sufferers of Wind Cold.
    Date published: 2014-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Blend I purchased this to add to The LungVigor (BiaHu]eGuJinPian) for helping to calm a cough and help relax and move the drainage. I am so happy with this product. It allowed me the comfort to rest and sleep.
    Date published: 2018-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great This product helped my body find a better balance. My internal and external heat have found balance and I don't find my limbs are as cold.
    Date published: 2018-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works greatI I will recommend this product to others and I will order it again.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
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