Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics
is a formula is a modification of Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder) from the Tai
Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang (Tai Ping Imperial Grace Formulary). As such, it
comes from the late Qing dynasty Nei Ke Zhai Yao.
Within this formula, Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), and Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardneiae),
clear heat and resolve depression and especially clear heat from the blood
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri), courses the liver and resolves depression.
The combination of Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), and Bai Shao (Radix
Alba Paeoniae), nourishes the blood and emolliates the liver. Because Dang Gui
is somewhat aromatic, it moves the qi, but because it is sweet, it also relaxes
tension. Therefore, it is an essential medicinal for treating liver depression
with blood vacuity.
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae), and Fu Ling (Poria), fortify the
spleen and eliminate dampness.
Mixfried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), boosts the qi and supplements the center
as well as relaxes the livers tension. It is the assistant medicinal in this
Actions: Harmonizes the liver and spleen, clears heat and resolves depression,
clears heat from the blood aspect or division
Pattern: A liver spleen disharmony with depressive heat, especially depressive
heat which has entered the blood aspect or division.
Chinese Symptomology: Signs & Symptoms of Liver depression include:
Irritability, PMS, breast distention and pain, possible ribside distention and
pain, a bowstring pulse. Signs & Symptoms of Spleen vacuity include:
Fatigue, lack of strength, possible lack of appetite, possible loose stools, an
enlarged tongue with teeth marks on its edges and/or cracks in its center.
Signs & Symptoms of Depressive heat include: A dark red tongue with yellow
fur, possible swelling and redness of the rims of the tongue, a bitter taste in
the mouth on arising, a rapid pulse. Signs & Symptoms of Heat entering the
Blood aspect include: The above signs and symptoms of liver depression and
depressive heat, plus pathological bleeding, red, possibly dark skin rashes or
vexation and agitation.
Western Symptomology: A liverspleen disharmony with depressive heat, especially
depressive heat which has entered the blood aspect or division manifesting as
irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, abnormal vaginal
discharge, breast distention, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), climacteric
disorders, chronic hepatitis, pleurisy, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer,
insomnia, central retinitis, and psychoemotional depression.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare
Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan) 102.3 mg
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardneiae) 102.3 mg
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 102.3 mg
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 102.3 mg
Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) 102.3 mg
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 102.3 mg
Fu Ling (Poria) 102.3 mg
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 33.9 mg