Calm ES – Evergreen Herbs
In Chinese Medicine there can be many root causes of anxiety. However when stress and anxiety are paired together manifesting as recurring and intrusive thoughts. This could lead onto insomnia and disturbed sleep. Therefore difficulty concentrating, restlessness, hyper-vigilance, anger and irritability. It is considered to be a pattern of Liver constraint. With excess liver fire, and shen disturbances with heat in the heart. Chinese herbs can be very helpful to spread liver constraint. Also to clear heat form the liver, calm the shen, and tranquilize the heart. When you’re looking for a modern day formula look for one containing one or more of the following herbs:
Single Chinese Herbs for Anxiety
Huang Qin or Huang Lian which helps to clear heat and relieve irritability.
Bai Zhu which helps strengthen and harmonize the middle jiao and prevent the Liver from overacting on the Spleen.
Chai Hu which disperses stagnant Liver qi and strongly moves the liver.
In this condition there is not enough water to cool the fire so it manifests as heat symptoms. These may include irritability, insomnia, red cheeks, night sweats, low afternoon fever, damp palms, damp soles of the feet, dry mouth, low back pain, involuntary seminal emissions, ear ringing, red tongue, and blurry vision. Kidney Yin deficiency often occurs in thin people since yin corresponds to substance.
Avoid: hot foods, spicy foods, smoking, alcohol, stress, and strong emotions
- Purges Liver fire, calms the shen (spirit)
- Bai Wei (Radix et Rhizoma Cynanchi Atrati)
- Ce Bai Ye (Cacumen Platycladi)
- He Zi (Fructus Chebulae)
- Ma Chi Xian (Herba Portulacae)
- Tian Hua Fen (Radix Trichosanthis)
- Wu Bei Zi (Galla Chinensis)
- 3-4 capsules 3 times a day for an average adult (18-60 years of age, approximately 150 lbs). This standard dosage may be increased or decreased. Depending on the patient’s individual factors. Such as age, body weight, type of illness and severity.
- Serve with warm water on an empty stomach, 2-3 hours apart from your prescription medication or other supplements. Do not take with tea, coffee, juice, soda or any other beverages.
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