A balanced formula designed to support a healthy stress response.
- Formulated to soothe Liver Qi Stagnation, calm the spirit and clear the mind.
- Based on the classic formulas Xiao Yao Wan and Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan with gentle additions to soften, soothe and moisten the body and mind.
- This formula is calming, clearing, and nourishing without being sedating and heavy in nature.
Available in 2-ounce and 4-ounce sizes.
Settle Stress is uniquely formulated to soothe Liver Qi stagnation, support the overly taxed nervous system, and calm mental agitation. Settle Stress contains a wonderfully balanced combination of Chinese Herbs used to maintain a sense of ease and flexibility of mind. Settle Stress is also an effective formula for use in women's health and PMS.
Wu Wei ZI, Schisandra, is included as an excellent addition of an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herbs help support the body and mind during periods of mental or physical stress. Along with Yuan Zhi, which is well known for its ability to improve memory and cognition, and He Shou Wu, known for its anti-aging properties, Settle Stress is a harmonious blend of herbs that has the unique ability to help create a soft, supple internal biome.
When substances become dried out and brittle, they have a tendency to get stuck and break. In keeping our bodies, organs, and minds soft and supple, things will bend and flow with ease. This is the principle behind using Settle Stress in our daily lives.
Buplerum (Chai Hu)
Bupleurum is an upright-growing plant. The root is used medicinally. The active ingredients in bupleurum root include saponins and plant sterols, which have been shown to lower fevers and reduce inflammation in animal studies. It relieves stagnation, disperses Wind-Heat, resolves phlegm and congestion.
Cyperus (Xiang Fu)
Cyperus is a small plant found throughout China. It has a single stem with long thin green leaves. The plant is harvested in the fall and has a bitter taste. The active ingredient helps soothe and regulate the flow of qi. Xiang fu is commonly used in herbal formulas for PMS and digestive disorders.
Finger Citron Fruit ( Fo Shou)
Fo Shou, also known as "Buddha’s hand", is acrid, bitter, and slightly warming. The active ingredients have been shown to have an antispasmodic effect on the intestines in animal studies. It helps with spreading liver qi and harmonizing the stomach and spleen for indigestion, gas, and belching.
Peony (Bai Shao)
Peony contains a unique compound called paeoniflorin, which is believed to calm the nerves and reduce the incidence of muscle spasms. White Peony is a flowering plant native to East Asia. It has been historically used for its ability to regulate menstrual disorders, preserve the yin and nourish the blood.
Mint (Bo He)
Mint oil contains dozens of chemicals, acids, and compounds, including leucine, menthol, and aspartic acid. Together, these substances are responsible for many of the mint's healing properties. Studies have shown that mint can inhibit bacteria such as staphylococcus and viruses such as herpes. Other research shows that it facilitates the flow of mucus in the trachea, and can improve the absorption rates of salicylic acid. Bo He allows constrained liver qi to flow freely, benefits the head and eyes.
Ginseng (Ren Shen)
Ginseng is the root of a plant that helps with vitality and Qi. Also known as "Man Root", it is a powerful herb, often used alone to supplement those with symptoms of deficiency and exhaustion.
Licorice (Gan Cao)
Licorice has been used to flavor foods for centuries. Licorice root is used medicinally. The two most important components of licorice are glycyrrhizin and flavonoids. Glycyrrhizin works as an anti-inflammatory and antiviral and inhibits the breakdown of cortisol. It also augments Qi, moistens lungs, resolves phlegm and stops coughing.
Ophiopogon (Mai Men Dong)
Ophiopogon is a small herb grown in small parts of China. The plant has long, thin green leaves and tuberous whitish roots, which are used in a variety of herbal remedies. It is typically harvested in the summer and allowed to dry out before use. It clears heat and moistens the body.
Polygonum (He Shou Wu)
He Shou Wu, also known as "Black Haired Mr. He", has long been used in TCM as a versatile herb to promote overall good health, improve brain function and prevent the effects of aging. This herb is commonly used as it is very balanced, not too drying, cooling, or cloying.
Schisandra (Wu Wei Zi)
Schisandra is a berry harvested from a deciduous climbing vine native to China and Russia. Also known as "Five Flavor berry" because it possesses all five flavors of TCM: salty, sweet, sour, spicy, and bitter. Having all five flavors indicates it benefits all five yin organs of the body. It is well known in TCM as an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it helps balance the body's functions and maintain optimal mental/physical performance.
Polygala (Yuan Zhi)
Polygala is from the perennial herb and can reach a height of f18 inches. It has green, oval leaves and flowers varying in color. The root is the medicinal part of the plant used in TCM. Traditionally used to treat snakebite by Native Americans, it's now most commonly known for its use as a powerful tonic herb to help clear the mind, focus, and aid in creativity.