Jian Pi Pian
( SpleenVigor™ )
Jian Pi Pian
(SpleenVigor™ )
200 mg 200 Tablets | Item #: AH025P
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Jian Pi Pian (Jian Pi Wan, SpleenVigor™, 健脾片) is a well known Chinese herbal formula used to invigorate Qi, strengthen the Spleen and support a healthy digestive function.
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What does it do?

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, causing "Spleen deficiency" in TCM terms. The Spleen deficiency is 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 retention, 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 promoting digestion in cases with the appropriate presentation of Spleen deficiency.

Jian Pi Pian is a powerful digestive aid which contains 14 Chinese 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.

Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata), Mai Ya (Barley Sprout) and Shan Zha (Hawthorn Berry) promote digestion, eliminate stasis and resolve food stagnation.

Together, these herbs provide a balanced solution to cases involving co-existing Spleen deficiency with food stagnation.


Bai-zhu atractylodes rhizomeAtractylodes macrocephala(Bai Zhu)
Poria sclerotiumPoria cocos(Fu Ling)
Codonopsis rootCodonopsis pilosula(Dang Shen)
Medicated leaven (Shen Qu)
Tangerine dried rind of mature fruitCitrus reticulata(Chen Pi)
Chinese amomum fruitAmomum villosum(Sha Ren)
Barley dried germinated ripe fruitHordeum vulgare(Mai Ya)
Chinese hawthorn fruitCrataegus pillnatijida(Shan Zha)
Chinese yam rhizomeDioscorea oppositifolia(Shan Yao)
Nutmeg seedMyristica fragrans(Rou Dou Kou)
Bitter orange young fruitCitrus aurantium(Zhi Shi)
Costus rootSaussurea costus(Mu Xiang)
Coptis rhizomeCoptis chinensis(Huang Lian)
Chinese licorice root & rhizomeGlycyrrhiza uralensis(Gan Cao)
Other ingredients: corn starch (non-GMO), dextrin, magnesium stearate.
We use as little fillers/binders as possible which together amounts to 5% of the tablet weight.

Guang Ci Tang® Jian Pi Pian (SpleenVigor™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

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.

Jian Pi Pian 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.

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Please note that our tablets may appear neutral in finishing and a little brittle. You may observe a tiny bit of fine powder at the bottom of your bottle and occasionally one or a couple of broken tablets after transportation. This is because unlike other manufacturers, our tablets are not coated as part of our effort to minimize the use of excipients and to make them as pure as possible. These tablets can also be easily dissolved in hot water to serve as tea.

Guang Ci Tang® Advantages

Effective. Safe. Affordable

  • True 5:1 concentration
  • Double the strength of other brands
  • Minimal 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 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. 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.


Side effects

Jian Pi Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.



Jian Pi Pian (Wan) contains Mai Ya (Medicated Leaven) and Shen Qu (Barley Sprout), and is expected to contain gluten. It is not gluten free.


Avoid oily food (like french fries) for best results.
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.
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