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clear heat, dispel wind, tonify qi, regulate fluids
Sample Indications for Use
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Pinellia 16 or Ginseng 6 for asthma due to allergy
Kochia 16 for skin rashes
Angelica 14 for headache due to sinus congestion
Forsythia 18 for sinus infection
Lapis 16 for common cold
Platycodon 14 for severe sinus congestion
Blue Earth Dragon for watery sinus congestion
Bupleurum 12 for persisting allergies
Jade Screen Tablets to strengthen resistance to inhaled allergens
This formula is intended for use during allergy season, or any time when an allergic challenge is present; it is not a permanent cure for allergies.
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.
Xanthium 12 is based on modern Chinese research into individual herbs and complex formulas for treating allergies. These herbs have been shown to inhibit at least one part of the cascade of events that leads to the common allergy symptoms; for example, many of them inhibit excessive secretion of histamine. Unlike antihistamine drugs, these herbs do not cause drowsiness. The particular formula was based primarily on treatments that were tried clinically for allergic rhinitis, which rely on xanthium, siler, mume, and licorice. The formula has been used in the US for 15 years and is not reported to cause adverse reactions. Xanthium 12 includes herbs that clear heat (sophora, bupleurum, scute, moutan); herbs that tonify and astringe (ginseng, licorice, mume, schizandra); and herbs that dispel wind (xanthium, centipeda, cynanchum, and siler). It is unclear whether allergies can be cured by use of herbal remedies. Certainly, the severity of allergic reactions might be calmed by tonifying deficiencies and clearing excesses that are underlying constitutional problems. Xanthium 12 can help in accomplishing this, but other formulas might be applied, such as the harmonising prescription Bupleurum 12 (along with dietary and exercise approaches to improving health) to correct the underlying imbalance, using Xanthium 12 primarily to control the symptoms. See also Bi Yan Pian (Pine Mountain). For skin allergies, consider Zaocys Tablets or Zhu Dan Tablets.
Xanthium, Sophora, Bupleurum, Centipeda, Scute, Cynanchum, Siler, Mume, Ginseng, Licorice, Moutan, Schizandra
cangerzi, kushen, chaihu, ebushicao, huangqin, baiqian, fangfeng, wumei, renshen, gancao, mudanpi, wuweizi