San Bi Tang - Three Painful Obstruction Formula
San Bi Tang *
Three Painful Obstruction Formula
History of San Bi Tang
Source: Fine Formulas for Women (FU REN LIANG FANG), Chien Zi Ming, (1237 AD)
San Bi Tang is derivative of the classic DU HUO JI SHEN TANG.
TCM Uses for SAN BI TANG
- Tonifies the Liver
- Tonifies the Kidneys
- Norishes Blood
- Expells Wind
- Drains Dampness
San Bi Tang Ingredients
|Rx. Dipsaci||Xu Duan|
|Cx. Eucommiae||Du Zhong|
|Rx. Saposhnikoviae||Fang Feng|
|Cx. Cinnamomi||Rou Gui|
|Rx. Codonopsis **||Dang Shen**|
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|Poria cocos mushroom||Fu Ling|
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui|
|White Peony root||Bai Shao|
|Raw Licorice root||Gan Cao|
|Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae||Qin Jiao|
|Raw Foxglove root||Sheng Di Huang|
|Rz. Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong|
|Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis||Du Huo|
|Astragalus root||Huang Qi|
|Rx. Cyathulae||Chuan Niu Xi|
|Fresh Ginger||Sheng Jiang|
|Sour Date||Da Zao|
Safety of San Bi Tang
Generally considered OK during pregnancy, however pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
How to Take and Administer San Bi Tang
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed.
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of pyrex, ceramic, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for 40 minutes until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM, best on an empty stomach. Good quality herbs can usually be boiled a second time, if desired. To do this, safe the boiled herbs in the refrigerator and repeat the following day, using the saved herbs.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
The potent tastes and odors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines.
Be careful not to over-boil your herbs. Check the water level frequently, and use the pot lid to regulate evaporation. Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, Boiling times are determined by the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion. A few herbs, mainly powdered minerals like sulfur, or tree saps like frankincense, are not boiled at all. They are instead, stirred into the hot boiled liquid.
* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI, GAO, and YAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
- YAO = Medicine
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