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GUANG CI TANG®
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
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What does it do?

Having a "lump in one's throat" is a feeling of localized obstruction and blockage of the throat and is called in Chinese medicine as "Plum-Pit Qi." Most people feeling this have no actual physical obstruction of the throat, yet they experience an uncomfortable sensation of blockage that is often exacerbated with stress or emotional tension, and may experience persistent phlegm or a sensation of phlegm that cannot be easily expectorated or swallowed.

While Ban Xia Hou Po Tang, created in the second century A.D. by one of the great pioneers of Chinese medicine, Zhang Zhong-Jing, was originally indicated primarily for a problem affecting the throat, its use has expanded in the modern day to encompass a variety of conditions that are associated with discomfort in the abdomen and chest, as well as emotional distress.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the principle pattern treated by Ban Xia Hou Po Tang is one of phlegm and Qi binding in the throat, manifesting in Plum-Pit Qi syndrome. There is a sensation of "lump" in the throat that cannot be relieved by expectorating or swallowing. There may also be fullness in the chest and diaphragm. The tongue is white and moist and the pulse is wiry and moderate or wiry and slippery.

When there are swings in emotion, binding of liver Qi causes the lung and stomach to lose their ability to diffuse and conduct Qi downward; the body fluids are then not dispersed so they accumulate to form phlegm. Phlegm and Qi bind together in the throat to cause the principle symptoms of obstruction in the throat that cannot be expectorated or swallowed, while poor movement of Qi causes discomfort in the chest.

As a whole, Ban Xia Hou Po Pian moves Qi and disperses lumps while transforming phlegm. Ban Xia (Pinellia rhizome) enters the lung and stomach and transforms phlegm while dispersing binds; it is considered to be the chief herb here. Hou Po (Magnolia cortex) is acrid and moves Qi downward while eliminating fullness, thus helping Ban Xia. Fu Ling (Poria) strengthens the spleen while helping Ban Xia to transform phlegm, while Sheng Jiang (Fresh ginger) disperses binds and harmonizes the stomach to relieve vomiting. Zi Su Ye (Perilla leaf) is aromatic and moves Qi to rectify the lung and soothe the liver, and it assists in moving Qi and opening the chest. This combination naturally resolves all the symptoms seen in this pattern.

Ingredients
A proprietary blend of Chinese herbs:
English Name Latin Pinyin
Pinellia cured rhizome Pinellia ternata Fa Ban Xia
Poria sclerotium Poria cocos Fu Ling
Magnolia bark Magnolia officinalis Hou Po
Ginger fresh rhizome Zingiber officinale Sheng Jiang
Perilla leaf Perilla frutescens Zi Su Ye

Preparation
Uncoated tablet for fast absorption
Round pills that are easier to swallow

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. pills 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 classic pills, 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.

The pills 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.

Preparation
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?
Precaution
    Differentiation in Usage

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    Reviews
    Disclaimer: Product reviews solely reflect the views and opinions expressed by the contributors and not those of ActiveHerb and are provided for informational purposes only. ActiveHerb does not verify or endorse any claims made in these reviews. Please read the full product reviews disclaimer.
    PharynJoy™ (Ban Xia Hou Po Pian) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, works very fast and thoroughly I've been dealing with 'plum pit throat' for several years, and even acupuncture treatments wouldn't resolve the phlegm and feeling of something stuck in my throat. After taking about six bottles of Ban Xia Hou Po Pian (PharynJoy) this ongoing problem was finally resolved, much to my relief! I highly recommend this product. Be sure to drink a lot of water while taking it because it can be drying in certain situations, but that's what it's for - to resolve excess phlegm.
    Date published: 2014-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the third bottle On the advice of one of the smartest people I know I bought this product as " the only product I know to deal with the problem of muscles closing and preventing breathing," a problem my wife found very threatening. Gradually the problem has faded and I look forward to seeing if it is eliminated entirely. So far, so very noticeably good.
    Date published: 2014-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I bought this mainly because I kept feeling like there was an "object stuck in my throat". This went on for months. Immediately after taking this, it went away and hasn't come back, even after stopping taking the pills. This also helps with phlegm, but that will start back up after stopping the pills.
    Date published: 2017-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I am being using this product for about two weeks. .and it is helping me big time..I recommend it...
    Date published: 2015-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relief I have suffered from painful and uncomfortable throat issues for a year and a half. I’ve had scopes, scans, X-rays, and acupuncture to find answers and relief. I found this product through research, and feel close to normal again after two week’s supply. Will be ordering more in the hope of complete relief and eradication of Plum Put Qi. I highly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2020-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent results I started this formula two week ago and am experiencing good results for my old lady bad sleep issues. Went from one hour sleep to three-four hours sleep in one go. I shall continue with this formula and observe how it goes.
    Date published: 2021-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleared the lumpy feeling at the back of my throat I bought this product specifically to clear the lumpy feeling at the back of my throat. After taking for some time, it actually worked! I am very pleased with this product.
    Date published: 2020-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Been having a feeling like something was stuck in throat. After second dose symptoms greatly improved hardly notice a problem now. Fast shipping! Great product!
    Date published: 2014-11-27
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    Product Q&A

    Can it be crushed or dissolved with water? It's important for me because in addition to my plum pit, I have a choking sensation with grainy food too.. so I eat only mashed and shaked\liquid food for about 7 months :( Thanks.

    Asked by: edilee686
    Hi, Thanks for the question. Yes, you can crush the tablets or dissolve them in water to serve.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2024-05-04

    I was taking Guang Ci Tang product: BAN XIA HOU PU PIAN; No K104. Can't find it in either your active or discontinued lines. How is it different from Ban Xia Hou Po Pian? Problem: pain upper right side of throat while eating. C-Scan showed nothing.

    Asked by: Peter22
    Thank you for your question. they are the same formula with a slight difference in the Chinese PingYin name spelling. All new batches have the Ban Xia Hou Po Pian on the labels.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2024-05-04

    is ban xia hou po pian the same as banxia houpu decoction. thank you.

    Asked by: gary42
    Yes. They are the same. The decoction means liquid in the original formula. Pian means tablets indicating the form of the finished product from the decocted liquid. Thank you.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2020-01-21

    hi there, I'd like to order these but i'm not sure if i it is allowed in the UK. I'm just wondering if you could help? thank you!

    Asked by: itsme

    can these be sent to the UK? I know that you can send them but is it banned here? Thanks for your help!

    Asked by: itsme

    Can these be taken in combination with EaseTonic Plus and Neurosoothe daily?

    Asked by: steffiefreeze
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