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 the following formula is Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang as it appears in Li Dong-yuan’s Pi Wei Lun (Treatise on the Spleen & Stomach). Ingredients have been added based on Bob Flaws’s research and clinical experience. Our version is a 12:1 extract.
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 kidney yang vacuity include:
low back pain
decreased sexual desire
The signs and symptoms of liver depression include:
The signs and symptoms of depressive heat include:
The signs and symptoms of blood stasis include:
fixed, sharp, and/or severe lower abdominal pain
a possible sooty facial complexion
a purplish tongue or static spots or macules on the tongue
a dark-colored menstruate
blood clots in the menstruate a possibly choppy and/or deep pulse
worsening of symptoms at night
visible engorged varicosities including small hemangiomas, spider nevi, and hemorrhoids
To get even more symptomatic effect for stopping bleeding, this formula can be combined with San Qi Wan (Pseudoginseng Pills) or Shi Hui Wan (Ten Ashed [Ingredients] Pills). If there's phlegm noduation, then pills for that can be taken simultaneously, such as Hai Zao Wan (Sargassum Pills). For even stronger supplementation of the spleen and boosting of the qi, one can combine this formula with Shen Qi Da Bu Wan (Ginseng & Astragalus Greatly Supplementing Pills), etc.
Astragalus, Codonopsis, mix-fried Licorice, and Atractylodes Macrocephala all fortify the spleen and boost the qi. Epimedium and Curculigo supplement the kidneys and invigorate yang. Bupleurum and Cimicifuga upbear yang and disinhibit the qi mechanism. Rectification of the qi is also aided by Citrus’s harmonizing of the stomach and downbearing of turbidity. Scutellaria clears heat from the blood, either damp heat or depressive heat. It also stops bleeding. Ophiopogon enriches heart, lung, stomach yin, clears heat from the heart and lungs, and trans-forms phlegm. Donkey Skin Glue and Dang Gui both nourish and supplement the blood. Dang Gui also quickens the blood, while Donkey Skin Glue also stops bleeding. Likewise, Leonurus quickens the blood and stops bleeding, while Artemisia Argyium warms the uterus and stops bleeding.
Three capsules two times per day equal not less than 36g of raw medicinals. However, because our extraction process is so much more efficient than stove-top decoction, we believe this amount of our extract is actually more like the equivalent of 48-72g of bulk-dispensed herbs.
This formula treats excessive or pathological uterine bleeding due to a combination of spleen qi vacuity, kidney yang vacuity, liver depression, depressive heat, and blood stasis. Women with this scenario have bad PMS, early menstruation, and profuse menstruation. They may be diagnosed with either functional uterine bleeding or uterine myoma. Often they have luteal phase deficiency infertility or progesterone insufficiency habitual miscarriage. This formula addresses all of these conditions. Typically, this scenario occurs in women from 35-55 years of age.