XIAO YAO SAN - Rambling Formula / SELECT Granules, Whole Herbs, or Tablets
XIAO YAO SAN *
Free & Easy Pills
XIAO YAO WAN, and it's extensions, have accumulated many names in its long existence Names such as 'Free and Easy Pills, Free and Easy Wanderer', 'Free and Relaxed Pills', and 'Rambling Powder' all refer to the same set of herbs.. Even though it was invented almost a thousand years ago, XIAO YAO WAN has become very popular in our modern high-stress culture.
For an augmented version of XIAO YAO SAN that contain additional herbs to clear Heat From The Heart and Liver, See: JIA WEI XIAO YAO WAN (Augmented Free & Easy Pill
Origin of XIAO YAO SAN
The name XIAO YAO SAN comes from the first chapter title of the literary classic ZHUANG ZI, "Wandering Without a Destination" The book contains stories of an elevated pint of view, and rising above the ordinary view of daily life.
Source: Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era, 1075-1085 AD
XIAO YAO WAN's - TCM Functions
XIAO YAO WAN Safety
XIAO YAO WAN is generally considered safe for everyone, nevertheless pregnant women are advised to consult with their health care providers before using any supplement. 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. Best to Find a Local Practitioner or Start an E-mail Consultation now.
XIAO YAO SAN Ingredients
- CHAI HU, Bupleurum root
- BAI SHAO, Paeonia lactiflora root
- DANG GUI, Angelica sinensis root
- BAI ZHU, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome
- FU LING, Poria cocos fungus
- SHENG JIANG, Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh
- GAN CAO, Glycyrrhiza uralensis root
- BO HE, Mentha haplocalyx herb
Administration and Dosage of XIAO YAO WAN
Tablets: 2-3 tablets, 3 times a day
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for until 2 cups of medicine remain. Add BO HE (mint) at the end of the boiling. This herb should only cook for 3-5 minutes. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
The potent odors and flavors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling the herbs and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to 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 lest they loose their valuable volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.
Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to 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.
These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- 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)