Blue Poppy Originals
Chinese Traditional medicine has a rich history that includes over 2000 years of experience in harnessing the power of nature to support health and to promote optimal well-being. Chinese Traditional medicine is still practiced extensively in the East and is becoming more and more accepted in the West as well. Trying to take advantage of the benefits of Chinese traditional herbals and botanicals is not however without its own set of challenges. The biggest challenge to applying this system of medicine to your own health and the health of your family, is trying to determine which herbs and botanicals are best suited to your circumstances.
The Blue Poppy Originals range of supplements has taken the research out of applying these herbs to your daily life. A full range of supplements designed specifically for supporting the body in different circumstances makes Blue Poppy Originals an excellent choice for applying Eastern medicine to Western culture.
The basis for this formula is Su He Sheng Di Tang (Perilla, Mentha & Uncooked Rehmannia Decoction) as found in the Qing dynasty book, Yan Fang Xin Bian (A New Compilation of Tested Formulas) published in 1846. This has then been modified based on a combination of Heiner Fruehauf’s published research and Bob Flaws’s clinical experience. This formula is also based, in part, on the rationales for Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (Pinellia Drain the Heart Decoction), Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction), Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi), and Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder). Our version is a 10:1 extract.
This formula is for spleen qi vacuity with stomach and intestinal dampness and heat complicated by liver depression, stomach fluid dryness, and heart qi and blood vacuity. In terms of disease indications, it treats gu parasites with abdominal distention, loose stools or diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. Patients with this scenario have usually been diagnosed as suffering from intestinal parasites, intestinal dysbiosis, candidiasis, leaky gut syndrome, food allergies, and/or hypoglycemia. They may have irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ME, or chronic allergic rhinitis/sinusitis.
The signs and symptoms of spleen qi vacuity include:
fatigue, especially after eating
abdominal bloating after eating
a swollen tongue with teeth marks on its edges
a tendency to loose stools but possibly constipation
cold hands and feet
a fine pulse which is often soggy or soft in the right bar position
lack of strength in the four extremities
dizziness when standing up
The signs and symptoms of stomach and intestine damp heat include:
hot, acid stools or anal burning after defecation
loose stools or diarrhea which is either very dark or bright yellow in color
foul-smelling, possibly explosive stools accompanied by tenesmus
slimy, yellow fur on the root of the tongue
a slippery, rapid pulse
The signs and symptoms of liver depression include:
premenstrual or menstrual lower
a bowstring pulse
lower abdominal cramping
worsening of symptoms due to emotional stress or upsetment
premenstrual breast distention and pain
The signs and symptoms of stomach fluid dryness include:
The signs and symptoms of heart qi and blood vacuity include:
If there is constipation, this formula can be combined with Da Huang Jiang Zhi Wan (Rhubarb Lower Fat Pills). If there is stomach and intestinal heat and/or heart-stomach fire, it can be combined with Huang Lian Su Wan (Coptis Simple Pills). If there is concomitant kidney yang vacuity, then this formula may be combined with Wu Mei Wan (Mume Pills). This formula can also be combined with Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction Pills), Xiao Yao Wan (Rambling Pills), Jia Wei Xiao Yao San (Added Flavors Rambling Pills, a.k.a. Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Wan, Moutan & Gardenia Rambling Pills), Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (Pinellia Drain the Heart Decoction, i.e., Pills), or Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi Pills) in order to emphasize those aspects and functions of this formula which are similar to those.
Forsythia and Scutellaria clear heat and resolves toxins but without damaging the spleen. Mix-fried Licorice, Astragalus, and Codonopsis all supplement the spleen and heart qi, thus quieting the spirit by nourishing it. Dang Gui, Polygonum Multiflorum, and Peony all nourish the blood and moisten dryness, harmonizing and emolliating the liver. Pinellia harmonizes the stomach, eliminates dampness, and transforms phlegm. Poria seeps dampness at the same time as it helps supplement the heart and spleen and quiet the spirit. Ophiopogon engenders fluids, nourishes stomach, lung, and heart yin, clears heat from those same viscera and bowels, and transforms phlegm. Citrus harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow, thus rectifying the qi. It also aids Pinellia and Poria in eliminating dampness and transforming phlegm. Mume aids Ophiopogon in engendering fluids. However, it also has a pronounced and specific effect of killing worms or parasites. This effect seems to be strengthened even more when Mume is combined with Perilla. This is an exterior-resolver, but that classification does not begin to do justice to this often overlooked medicinal. According to gu parasite theory, Perilla has a strong gu-killing, toxin-resolving effect which should not be underestimated. Mentha is acrid and warm is also an exterior-resolver. It courses the liver, clears heat, and resolves depression. According to gu parasite theory, it also is a specific for gu conditions. Likewise, so is Angelica Dahurica. It too is an exterior-resolver which is often not fully understood or appreciated by rank and file Chinese medical practitioners. Although it is described as being acrid and warm, nevertheless, it does treat damp heat conditions, such as intestinal damp heat, vaginal tract damp heat, and damp heat in the sinuses.
To get the most out of this treatment, the patient also needs to adhere to a yeast-free, sugar-free, clear bland diet for at least three months and better for 6-12 months.