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Chinese Herbal Formulas

Nature’s Sunshine's exclusive line of high-quality traditional Chinese herbal formulas incorporate the time-honored principles of Chinese herbology. All of the Chinese formulas can be very helpful. However, we do not recommend taking multiple formulas together as a person is always excess in some areas and deficient in others. That's why we recommend an Herbal Consultation before ordering. The Consultation will provide a health assessment that will guide you towards the Chinese herbal balancing formula that is best suited for you. 

Blood Stimulator – Bu Xue (Wood Increasing)

This formula is designed to nutritionally support the blood, liver, glands and general circulation. The Chinese call this formula Bu Xue, which translates as “to nurture the blood.” It is designed to strengthen a weakened wood constitution. Blood Stimulator may improve blood quality and purity and help strengthen the immune system. Not only does Blood Stimulator help the body get rid of irritating toxins, it works to prevent more toxic buildup. This herbal combination is “adaptogenic,” meaning it has a tonic effect on the glandular system. This helps normalize hormone production to relieve the stress that comes from hormone imbalance. Soothes the nerves and muscles and helps maintain healthy skin complexion.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of ganoderma mushroom fruiting body, lycium fruit, chinese peony root without bark, dong quai root, bupleurum root, asiatic dogwood fruit without seeds, tumeric root tuber, chinese salvia root & rhizome, achyranthes root, asian water plantain rhizome, astragalus root, bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome, lingusticum wallichii rhizome, fo-ti root tuber, ligustrum fruit, rehmannia root tuber, cyperus rhizome and asian ginseng root.

Liver Balance – Tiao He (Wood Reducing)

According to the timeless wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is linked to mood, stress and energy. This harmonizing, blend of Chinese herbs optimizes liver health and supports the digestive and nervous systems. Key herbs include bupleurum (a “cooling herb”), scute, peony and atractylodes. Traditionally used to support the nervous system during mental stress and support of the upper digestive system during tension and distress. Helps restore vigor and promote a feeling of well-being.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of bupleurum root, peony root without bark, typhonium rhizome, cinnamon twig, dang gui root, fushen sclerotium with root, scute root, zhishi fruit, atractylodes rhizome, ginseng root, ginger rhizome and licorice root.

Mood Elevator – Jie Yu (Regulate Chi)

Traditional Chinese Medicine would consider this a “fire enhancing” combination to regulate and untrap chi (vitality). According to TCM, when the liver is functioning at its peak, positive mood may be maintained. Because the liver helps provide filtered blood to all cells of the body, liver health and function can greatly influence mood. Undesirable blood compounds must be properly neutralized by the liver. Chinese Mood Elevator contains herbs that help cleanse and support the liver. Untrap your chi (vitality), and strengthen liver function to help maintain a positive mood.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of perilla leaf, cyperus rhizome, typhonium rhizome, young bitter orange fruit, bamboo dry secretion, bupleurum root, hoelen sclerotium, Lygusticum wallichii rhizome, ophiopogon root tuber, tangerine outer peel, Uncaria rhynchophylla stem, Asian ginseng root, dong quai root, platycodon root, ginger rhizome, coptis rhizome and Chinese licorice root.

Stress Relief – An Shen (Fire Quenching)

This powerful Chinese herbal blend is a “fire reducing” combination to support emotional balance. Key ingredients have traditional uses…like oyster shell (calming), polygala (for nervous system support) and Asian ginseng root which has been famous for centuries as it benefits both mental and physical health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it’s said to help calm a “stressed fire constitution.” According to TCM, fire controls emotional states, mood and blood circulation.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of oyster shell, silk tree bark, haliotis shell, hoelen sclerotium with hostwood, Asian ginseng root, grass-leaf sweetflag rhizome, jujube seed, polygala root, turmeric root tuber, coptis rhizome, cassia twig, Chinese licorice root and ginger rhizome.

Nervous Fatigue – Yang Xin (Nourish the Fire)

A blend of adaptogenic herbs, including good-for-you ingredients like schisandra fruit, lycium fruit, astragalus root and ginseng root to help you relax and find a sense of calm. Relieves stress and promotes feelings of well-being. Nourishes the circulatory and nervous systems. Supports digestion and helps promote sleep.

Ingredients: Concentrated extracts of schisandra fruit, biota seed, cistanche stem, cuscuta seed, dong quai root, lycium fruit, ophiopogon root tuber, succinum amber, tang-kuei root, acorus rhizome, astragalus root, dioscorea rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, lotus seed, ginseng root, polygala root, polygonatum rhizome, jujuba seed and rehmannia root tuber.

Spleen Activator – Wen Zhong (Enhance Earth)

Traditionally this formula is used for digestive and immune system support which contains herbs traditionally used to nourish spleen function. Spleen Activator, Wen Zhong (Enhance Earth) formula, is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your Earth is extremely important as it touches upon your spleen, pancreas and stomach. Digestion and good gut composition are crucial to feeling well.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of ginseng root, astragalus root, atractylodes rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, dioscorea rhizome, lotus seed, chaenomeles fruit, citrus peel, galangal rhizome, ginger rhizome, hyacinth bean, licorice root, magnolia bark, tang-kuei root, typhonium rhizome, cardamon fruit and zanthoxylum hull of seed.

Anti Gas – Xiao Dao (Dispel Earth)

Your earth element is extremely important as it touches upon your spleen, pancreas and stomach. Digestion and good gut composition are crucial to feeling well. Anti-Gas is considered “earth reducing” in Chinese herbology. Its name Xiao Dao can be translated as “clear the congestion.” This formula is designed to move energy (chi) to the head and support the natural elimination of excess moisture and toxins. Its primary herbs include agastache, crataegus fruit, hoelen and gastrodia.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of agastache tops, crataegus fruit, hoelen sclerotium, magnolia bark, oryza fruit, shen-chu whole plant, citrus peel, gastrodia rhizome, ginseng root, typhonium rhizome, atractylodes rhizome, cardamon fruit, platycodon root, ginger rhizome and licorice root.

Lung Support – Fu Lei (Metal Supporting)

Traditionally used to support respiratory health. The body suffers under a weak metal constitution. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, five distinct energies in the body—fire, earth, metal, water and wood—must be in balance to feel great. Healthy lungs and unimpeded airflow make for an optimal metal constitution.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of astragalus root, tartarian aster root, large-leaf gentian root, platycodon root, anemarrhena rhizome, Asian ginseng root, bupleurum root, dong quai root, lycium root bark, ophiopogon root tuber, bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome, schisandra fruit, tangerine green fruit rind, tangerine mature fruit rind, typhonium rhizome and Chinese licorice root.

Breathe Activator – Xuan Fei (Metal Reducing)

The Chinese name for Breathe Activator is Xuan Fei, which can be translated to mean “ventilate the lungs.” The Chinese would consider this a formula for a stressed metal constitution. Breathe Activator provides nutritional compounds long known to benefit the respiratory system. The combination of ingredients may help the bronchi- oles to clear waste and maintain lung health. It also encourages the production of mucus to aid in cleansing the respiratory tract. Specifically, citrus peel and schizandra support the body’s efforts to clear waste from the respiratory system and enhance energy in the lungs.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of citrus peel, typhonium rhizome, bamboo sap, bupleurum root, fritillaria bulb, hoelen sclerotium, perilla leaves, platycodon root, xingren apricot seed, magnolia bark, morus root bark, ophiopogon root tuber, tussilago flower buds, ginger rhizome, schizandra fruit and licorice root.

KB-C – Jian Gu (Strengthen Water)

Nourish your kidneys and strengthen your bones with this innovative Chinese blend. In TCM, the health of the kidneys correlates with bone strength. Concentrated KB-C (for Kidneys and Bones) features eucommia and achyranthes—two herbs that help nourish kidney yang and have a history of traditional use in helping to strengthen kidneys, bones and tendons. KB-C may help eliminate water and provide extra joint support.

Ingredients: Eucommia bark, cistanche salsa, achyranthes root, Sichuan teasel root, drynaria rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, morinda root, rehmannia root tuber, astragalus root, Asiatic dogwood fruit without seeds, Chinese yam rhizome, barrenwort leaf, ligustrum fruit, liquidambar fruit, lycium fruit, Asian ginseng root, dong quai root and Bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome.

Kidney Activator – Qu Shi (Eliminate Moisture)

Keep things flowing. This concentrated herbal blend provides traditional support for the urinary system. Its Chinese name Qu shi means “get rid of dampness.” This formula features hoelen, siler and astragalus roots, and other herbs that support the urinary system. In TCM, hoelen (Poria cocos) has been used for centuries to increase urinary flow. Siler has been used for immune, nervous and respiratory system support. Astragalus is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs of TCM. Asian water plantain has been a TCM go-to for building bone strength.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of hoelen sclerotium, siler root, flowering quince fruit, white mulberry root bark, astragalus root, Asian plantain seed, Asian water plantain rhizome, Bai-Zhu atractylodes rhizome, Chinese peony root without bark, magnolia bark, Zhu ling sclerotium, cassia twig, ginger rhizome, tangerine mature fruit rind, typhonium rhizome and Chinese licorice root.

HY-C – Bu Yin (Nourish Yin)

These herbs nutritionally support the glandular system and associated metabolic processes. According to TCM, this formula is called Bu Yin, which means to “supplement yin.” In this case, yin is considered moisture. These herbs work to support the body as it attempts to reduce fire and strengthen water (support associated organs and maintain normal metabolic processes). Rehmannia root helps maintain blood sugar levels. Eucommia has been used to support the liver, kidneys and muscles and to strengthen the lungs. Eucommia supports cardiovascular function. Ophiopogon is used to support yin and lung function. The plant is said to be a moisturizer, moistening the lungs and intestines.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of eucommia bark, glehnia root, rehmannia root tuber, kudzu root, ophiopogon root tuber, trichosanthes root, achyranthes root, anemarrhena rhizome, asian water plantain rhizome, chinese asparagus root tuber, hoelen sclerotium, tree peony root bark, asiatic dogwood fruit without seeds, chinese licorice root, phellodendron stem bark and schizandra fruit.

IF-C – Qing Re (Clear the Heat)

These herbs nourish the structural and immune systems by stimulating blood flow and supporting the natural elimination of toxic waste through a variety of actions. It promotes normal blood flow and thus supports the circulatory system. Helps in the normal elimination of toxic metabolic waste as well as supporting the body’s natural process for muscle pain relief following exercise and massage. It may also promote a feeling of well-being.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of lonicera flower bud, forsythia fruit, cnidium rhizome, chrysanthemum flowers, gardenia fruit peony root without bark, platycodon root, schizonepeta flower, scute root, arctium fruit, bupleurum root, phellodendron stem bark, siler root, tang-kuei root, vitex fruit, carthamus flowers, coptis rhizome and licorice root.

VS-C – Traditional Immune System Support

In the mid-1980s, Nature’s Sunshine worked with Wenwei Xie, a doctor of TCM from Beijing, who came to the US as part of a research project on Chinese remedies for immune support. Working with Dr. Xie, Nature’s Sunshine developed VS-C a TCM formula for the immune system. Supports the immune and respiratory systems while balancing the energy and spirit. VS-C helps the body maintain a vital yin-yang balance. As a metal enhancing blend, it is designed to promote connection and purity to nurture the lungs and large intestine, the two organs associated with the metal element. The large intestine lets go of toxins and waste while the lungs breathe in fresh air to nourish the blood and exhale additional toxins.

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of dandelion whole plant, purslane top, indigo leaves and root, thlaspi whole plant, bupleurum root, scute root, typhonium rhizome, cinnamon twig, licorice root and ginseng root.

Trigger Immune – Sheng Mai (Generate Chi)

Energy is the vital force that activates every function and drives every process in the human body. Nurturing your chi, through supplementation and good lifestyle practices, encourages your elements to be in balance while helping you feel energetic, content and refreshed. Your chi is the driving force of optimal health and wellness. A combination of herbs designed to support natural immunity and nourish chi. This formula is designed to strengthen a weakened energy constitution. Its Chinese name Sheng Mai can be translated to mean “generate the pulse.”

Ingredients: Concentrated extract of astragalus root, ginseng root, epimedium leaf, eucommia bark, ganoderma mushroom, lycium fruit, rehmannia root tuber, achyranthes root, tang-kuei root, atractylodes rhizome, citrus peel, hoelen sclerotium, ligustrum fruit, ophiopogon root tuber, peony root without bark, polygala root, schizandra fruit and licorice root.

Nature's Chi – Sheng Mei (Generate Chi)

The 15 herbs in Nature’s Chi work harmoniously to support metabolic functions, boost the immune response and help reduce the body’s desire to eat. The body is then ready to receive a boost of energy from energizing herbs in the formula. Eleuthero root and ginseng root are a powerful energy-boosting combination. Ginseng root and astragalus root improve the flow of internal energy, or chi. Tang-kei root and ho shou wu root invigorate blood circulation. Helps energize the body during physical activity.

Ingredients: Eleuthero root, cinnamon twig, peony root without bark, forsythia fruit, gardenia fruit, ginseng root, hoelen sclerotium, mint leaves, schizonepeta flower, scute root, siler root, tang-kuei root, ho shou wu root, astragalus root and licorice root.