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Blend description:

The Broken Shackles tincture is based on the traditional Xiao Yao San formula, probably one of the most frequently used traditional Chinese medicine formulas.

It addresses the imbalance of Gan (liver) and Pi (spleen), loosely translated as the issue of stress somatisation. The Chinese name Xiao Yao San is most often translated as ”Free Wanderer”, suggesting that this formula allows users to move on, free from their previous stress and tension.

Alternative names and translation: Freedom Powder, Free Wanderer Powder, Xiao Yao San.

Effects according to Chinese medicine:

  • relaxes stagnant Gan Qi (liver Qi)
  • strengthens Pi Qi (spleen Qi)
  • nourishes Gan Xin Xue (liver and heart blood)
  • harmonises Gan (liver) a Pi (spleen)

Tongue: pale red, with pronounced edges

Pulse: XIAN (stringy)

Author: The recipe first appeared in Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang in 1107


Chinese English Latin
Chai Hu southern bupleurum, root  Rad. bupleuri
Dang Gui female ginseng, root Rad. angelicae sinensis
Bai Shao white peony root Rad. paeoniae alba
Bai Zhu largehead atractylodes rhizome, rootstock Rhiz. atractylodis
Fu Ling China root, sclerotium Skler. poriae
Gan Cao Chinese liquorice, root Rad. glycyrrhizae
Bo He mint, leaves Fol. menthae
Sheng Jiang ginger, rootstock Rhiz. zingiberis recens
He Huan Pi mimosa, bark Cort. albizziae


Other educational sources:

Vladimír Ando - Farmakologie klasické čínské medicíny
John K.Chen, Tina T.Chen - Chinese Herbal Formulas and Application
Sheid, Bensky, Ellis, Barolet: Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies
Shied, Ellis - Handbook of Formulas in Chinese Medicine
Huang Huang - Clinical Application of 50 Medicinals
Greta Young Jie De, Robin Marchment - Shang Han Lun Explained
Yan Wen Mei, Li Fang Yao - A Clinical Guide to Identifying Chinese Materia Medica
Hampen, Fischer - A Materia Medica for Chinese Medicine


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