A robust function of the digestive system ensures the body to obtain sufficient nutrients and, from the view of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), depends on the action of the Spleen. The Spleen is in charge of absorbing and transporting the nutrients from digestion around the body and transforming them into the Yin, Yang, and Qi energy etc, the fundamental elements in regulating our overall body functions. (Please note that the Spleen in TCM does not correspond to today's anatomical spleen but is rather a digestion functional concept.
When the Spleen is weak, its transformative and transportive functions are compromised, leading to Dampness, loss of appetite, loose stool, and food stagnation. This causes bloating, abdominal discomfort, and Heat in the stomach. In TCM, such a pattern is defined as a "Spleen deficiency" and typically marked by signs such as reduced appetite, bloating, abdominal distention, loose stool, a greasy tongue coating which may be slightly yellow, and a frail and deficient pulse.
Jian Pi Pian is a classic Chinese herbal formula that is designed for the complex presentation of Spleen deficiency alongside food stagnation. Jian Pi Pian tonifies the Spleen, regulates Stomach Qi, reduces both dampness and food stagnation, and mildly clears heat.† Although this formula is mainly tonifying, it also contains dispersing herbs and therefore should be used with signs of both deficiency and stagnation. Jian Pi Pian is an appreciated formula for improving digestion in cases with the appropriate presentation of Spleen deficiency.
Jian Pi Pian is a powerful digestive aid which contains 14 medicinal herbs. The chief herbs of this formula are Bai Zhu (Atractylodis root), Fu Ling (Poria) and Dang Shen (Codonopsis). Combined with Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) and Gan Cao (Licorice root), these herbs compose the classical formula Liu Jun Zi Tang, one of the most famous Traditional Chinese formulas used for Spleen deficiency. These herbs powerfully fortify the Spleen, transform dampness, stop loose stool and regulate the middle-burner (Spleen/Stomach).
This action is aided by the assistant herbs Shan Yao (Chinese yam) and Rou Dou Kou (Nutmeg) which further strengthen the middle and bind the intestines. Sha Ren (Cardamom seed) also works by regulating Qi, warming the middle, dissolving dampness and stopping loose stool.
Mu Xiang (Aucklandia) and Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange) are Qi-regulating herbs which unblock stagnation, clear dampness and have a particular ability to improve function of the middle-jiao. Huang Lian (Coptis) is included along with Zhi Shi to clear damp-heat from the middle burner.
Together, these herbs provide a balanced solution to cases involving co-existing Spleen deficiency with food stagnation.
| Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae|
Radix Aucklandiae Lappae
Rhizoma Coptidis Recens
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Massa Medicata Fermentata
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Fructis Hordei Germinatus
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Oppositae
Semen Myristicae Fragrantis
Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
| (Bai Zhu)|
(Rou Dou Kou)
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At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Jian Pi Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Jian Pi Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
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The standard dosage for SpleenVigor™ is 6 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 11 to 17 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.
SpleenVigor™ is a tonic 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 effectsJian Pi Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.
AllergyJian Pi Pian (Wan) contains Mai Ya (Medicated Leaven) and Shen Qu (Barley Sprout), and is expected to contain gluten. It is not gluten free.
Do not take it together with Chinese cold medicine.
Use with caution during lactation.
Not recommended during pregnancy.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
Keep out of reach of children.