Dr. Shen’s Rhubarb Pills
Also known as: Run Chang Wan, Moisten Intestines Pill, Peach Kernel Pill
Best Herbs for Constipation
When Marco Polo returned from China, he brought with him various herbs and spices. Among them, rhubarb was the most important as constipation was widespread in Europe at that time due to dietary deficiencies of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Dr. Shen’s Rhubarb Pills are for constipation caused by deficiency of YIN or Blood. They are reliable, safer than senna, and more suitable for long-term use. It’s a tonic (strengthening) formula with a laxative effect. Our product is an herbal blend that brings out the best qualities of Chinese rhubarb.
This herbal laxative, known as RUN CHANG WAN, meaning “moisten the intestines pills” is a classic formula that moistens the intestines and strengthens the blood. It acts as a mild laxative to treat constipation associated with dry bowels, insufficient bodily fluids, and/or deficiency of the blood.
The Dr. Shen version of this formula substitutes MAI MEN DONG Ophthiopogon Tuber, for HUO MA REN cannabis seeds, making the formula more tonifying and also safer for long-term use. Unlike most senna based formulas, this formula is actually good for you, as it tonifies blood and YIN.
When to Use Rhubarb
- Occasional Constipation
- Dry Stool
3 tablets, every three or four hours; or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Avoid during pregnancy and nursing. If constipation lasts more than a week, consult a physician. Using any laxative during pregnancy should be avoided. Traditional Chinese Medicine, when used properly, is powerful and reliable, but it can also be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren’t recommended for chronic, recurring, or serious illness.
At Dr. Shen’s, we use the finest grades of herbs. We import all of our herbs whole, rather than as powders, so we can inspect them for authenticity and quality. We screen for mold, metals, and microorganisms. We test tablets for dissolvability and coat them for easy swallowing. Our excipients are minimal, always natural, and always vegetarian. All ingredients are listed on compliant labels.
Rhubarb Rhizome (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei) Da Huang
Moves stool, drains heat, invigorates the blood, and detoxifies fire poison
Raw Foxglove Root (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae) Sheng Di Huang
Nourishes Yin and blood, generates fluids, clears heat and cools blood
Ophthipogon Tuber (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici) Mai Men Dong
Moistens the intestines, nourishes the yin and clears heat
Tang gui root (Angelica sinensis root) Dang Gui
Tonifies the blood, and invigorates and harmonizes the blood
Peach Seed Kernel (Semen Pruni Persicae) Tao Ren
Breaks congealed blood, moistens dryness, and lubricates intestines
Unripe Bitter Orange (Fructus Citri Aurantii) Zhi Ke
Directs Qi downward, moves stool, breaks stagnation, reduces accumulations