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Blue Poppy Classics, Chai Hu Mu Li Long Gu Tang - 120 Capsules

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Bupleurum, Oyster Shell & Dragon Bone Decoction

Courses the liver and rectifies the qi, fortifies the spleen and supplements the qi, clears heat, transforms phlegm, and eliminates dampness, constructs, nourishes, heavily settles, and quiets the spirit


Liver-spleen disharmony with depressive heat, phlegm dampness, and disquieted heart spirit manifesting as irritability, heart palpitations, insomnia, vexation and agitation. Possible Western medical indications include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, peri- and menopausal syndromes, first or second degree A-V block, hyperthyroidism, Meniere’s disease, gastritis, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and postconcussion syndrome.


Formula explanation
The heart spirit may become disquieted by any of three main mechanisms: 1) nonconstruction and malnourishment, 2) heat harassment; and 3) blockage and obstruction. Further, the latter heaven source of the qi and blood which construct and nourish the heart spirit is the spleen, while the two types of evil qi which may block and obstruct the free flow of the heart spirit are phlegm turbidity and blood stasis. It is also important to understand that liver depression can cause or aggravate any or all of these three main mechanisms.

Liver depression counterflowing horizontally to assail the spleen causes spleen qi vacuity with nonconstruction and malnourishment. Liver depression transforming heat may cause depressive heat which floats upward to harass the heart spirit, and liver depression directly and indirectly by way of the spleen may cause phlegm, dampness, and turbidity which may block the free flow of the spirit. In this case, Chai Hu, Ban Xia, Sheng Jiang, and Gui Zhi course the liver and rectify the qi, keeping in mind that qi is yang and that, by freeing the flow of yang, one also frees the flow of the qi. Ban Xia, Fu Ling, and Sheng Jiang transform phlegm and eliminate dampness. Dang Shen, Fu Ling, Ban Xia, Sheng Jiang, Gui Zhi, Da Zao, and Gan Cao fortify the spleen and supplement the qi. In this case, Gui Zhi warms the spleen and, therefore, hlps to supplement the spleen. Huang Qin and Da Huang clear heat. Mu Li, Long Gu, Da Zao, and Fu Ling quiet the spirit.


Blue Poppy Classics

Blue Poppy Classics Herb formulas in 10:1 extract concentrates / 500mg / 120 Capsules per Bottle.

The finest high quality herbs hand selected using the Chinese Pharmacopeia by Blue Poppy's on-site agent with 25 years experience and manufactured meeting Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards in both China and the U.S.

Laboratory testing for microbial contaminants, heavy metals and pesticide residue in China and an independent FDA approved U.S. lab.

Blue Poppy Herbs are more bio-availability then any other product you could use because Blue Poppy Classics are concentrated, micro-granules in capsules.

10:1 concentrated extracts (10 times stronger than dried raw herbs) delivering more medicine, faster then any other product you could use Gram for gram our formulas are priced at or below our competitors because of our 10:1 concentration ratio.

All formulas come in 120 capsule bottles, 500 Mg capsules and at a 10:1 concentration ratio. Blue Poppy Classics contain no lactose, corn, wheat, sugar, endangered species, or pharmaceutical contaminants.

Direction of use Three capsules two times per day equal not less than 30 grams of bulk medicinals. However, because our extraction process is so much more efficient than stovetop decoction, we believe this amount of extract is actually more like the equivalent of 45-60 grams of bulk-dispensed herbs.

Bupleurum, Oyster Shell & Dragon Bone Decoction

This formula comes fromZhang Zhong-jing’s late Han dynasty Shan Han Lung (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold). Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in 500mg gelatin capsules.


Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Long Gu (Os Draconis)
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)

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