Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian
( Strocontrol™ )
Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian
(Strocontrol™ )
200 mg 200 Tablets | Item #: AH143P
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Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang, Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan, Strocontrol™, 补阳还五片) is an ancient Chinese herbal medicine that tonifies Qi, invigorates Blood, and clears meridians. This highly regarded formula may provide support for recovery after stroke.

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What does it do?

Give Your Body the Nutritional Support It Needs For Stroke Recovery

When a debilitating stroke strikes a family member, there's no other way to describe it other than heart wrenching. Life as you—and the beloved stroke victim—know it has been completely flipped upside down. To see a loved one suffer from stroke is plain awful. The important thing to remember is, not all hope is lost. Normalcy can be regained.

And Strocontrol™ (Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian), an all-natural traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula with a long history of successful use in China, may help! In fact, the formula, Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang, for Strocontrol is the most prescribed Chinese herbal medicine to provide support for recovery after stroke.

The goal of post-stroke recovery is to regain all function and emotional stability as quickly as possible. The best way to get back to normal after stroke is through a holistic health regimen. And one critical part of post-stroke recovery is nutritional support.

Strocontrol™, is a formula containing seven traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbs. These herbs contain compounds that have been clinically proven to be part of an overall strategy of stroke recovery (see research, below).

Proven, Ancient Formula Tonifies Qi, Invigorates Blood and Clears Meridians

From a Western medicine perspective, strokes are caused by a blocked artery or leaking/burst blood vessel. TCM theory examines the root cause of why the artery is blocked or why the blood vessel has burst. One reason is blood stasis. Think of blood stasis as a stagnant swamp. Oxygen-rich blood is unable to flow freely. Metabolic waste accumulates like algae in a pond.

Common problems for post-stroke patients, according to TCM theory, are Qi deficiency, blood stasis, and blockage of channels. Accordingly, Chinese medicines are developed with the focus on supplementing Qi, promoting Blood circulation and clearing the meridians.

Proper blood circulation throughout the body is a key element in stroke prevention. Strocontrol augments Qi, which benefits blood circulation. It's storied history - 400 years - as a blood tonic is now supported by clinical research.

How Does Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Pian Work?

Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) is the chief herb used in a large amount in the formula. It jumpstarts Qi, which in turn promotes blood circulation. Huang Qi also promotes detoxification, as does Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root), which also nourishes and invigorates Blood.

Chi Shao (Red Peony Root), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Rhizome), Hong Hua (Safflower), Tao Ren (Peach Kernel) all invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis.

Di Long (Earthworm), clears the collaterals/meridians.

Does Research Support Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Pian?

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang, as the most used Chinese medicine for stroke recovery1, has been the subject of over 100 studies. In animal studies, Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang offers significant benefits on neurological function. Such benefits are coincidental with appropriate regulation of genes involved in nervous system development and other aspects.2

Huang Qi, a main Chinese herb in the Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang, is found to contain many compounds of possessing clinically significant neuroprotective properties. One of the compounds in Huang Qi is astragalus polysaccharide. Astragalus has proven anti-oxidative properties. This particular polysaccharide was also proven to lessen swelling.

Evidence suggests that Chuang Xiong exerts neuroprotective effects, possibly through inhibiting calcium overload and promoting a normal inflammatory response. Evidence also demonstrates this herb's ability to encourage apoptosis in ‘PC12' cells that have been damaged by oxidative stress.

Dang Gui, Hong Hua, Chi Shao, and Tao Ren each have compounds that are shown beneficial on cerebral ischemic injury. (The compounds are ferulic acid, hydroxysafflor yellow A, benzoic acid, and amygdalin, respectively. )

These identified active components, and others in the formula, have been clinically proven to have therapeutic properties against cerebral ischemic injury.3


Hung IL et al. Chinese Herbal Products for Ischemic Stroke. Am J Chin Med. 2015;43(7):1365-79. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X15500779.
Wang HW et al. Deciphering the neuroprotective mechanisms of Bu-yang Huan-wu decoction by an integrative neurofunctional and genomic approach in ischemic stroke mice. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Oct 31;138(1):22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.06.033.
Mu Q et al. Neuroprotective effects of Buyang Huanwu decoction on cerebral ischemia-induced neuronal damage. Neural Regen Res. 2014 Sep 1; 9(17): 1621–1627.
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Radix Paeoniae Rubra
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Flos Carthami Tinctorii
Semen Pruni Persicae
(Huang Qi)
(Dang Gui)
(Chi Shao)
(Di Long)
(Chuang Xiong)
(Hong Hua)
(Tao Ren)

Guang Ci Tang® Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (KneeKinder™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (Wan) tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

Check for an independent US lab test report.

Guang Ci TangВ® Advantages

Effective. Safe. Affordable

  • True 5:1 concentration
  • Double the strength of other brands
  • Minimal or no fillers and binders
  • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
  • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
  • Made in a cGMP certified facility
  • Unbeatable value
  • Safely used in the USA since 1995
How to use it?

The standard dosage for Strocontrol™ is 10 tablets each time, taken 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 7 days. The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

Strocontrol™ has a mild action and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.


Side effects

Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.


1. Not for use during pregnancy.


Bu Yang Huan Wu Pian (Wan) contains Tao Ren (Peach Kernel) and is gluten free.


Do not use if you have heat sensation (due to Yin deficiency).
Avoid alcohol, cigaret, spicy food.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have chronic diseases of heart, liver, kidney, or diabetes. Hypertension is OK.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
Keep out of reach of children.
Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
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