CHINAHERB - Isatis Root

R 194.29

Vendor: CHINAHERB SKU: 2018522340

板蓝根冲剂 / Ban Lan Gen Chong Ji

Treats the following symptoms:

Isatis Root is a traditional herb for clearing Heat and detoxification, cooling Blood, reducing swelling in the throat. Modern research has proved its antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-endotoxin, anti-inflammatory and enhancing immune function. Therefore, it is widely used to prevent and treat bacterial and viral infections like acute tonsillitis and mumps and chronic viral infections.

Since the nature of Isatis Root is cold, people with a weak constitution should use it with Qi nourishing herbs. For example, for the prevention of influenza it can be combined with Tonic Defensive Qi; for the prevention of viral hepatitis it can be combined with Shaoyang Formula. To treat the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis it is used with Shaoyang Formula.




Typical symptoms:

Disease description:

The immune system serves to protect our bodies against viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. The system in itself is highly complex and science has yet to fully understand it. Unfortunately, the body’s defence does not always work optimally and sometimes pathogens manage to overcome our natural defence, making the body susceptible to infections such as colds and flu and other diseases. In some cases, over-reactions of the immune system can lead to allergies or autoimmune diseases. Nutrition, fresh air and exercise have an important role in strengthening the immune system.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

The immune system is what Chinese medicine calls Zhengqi or Wei Qi and it is the body’s defence mechanism. If the organs and meridians Qi are insufficient, the Evil will invade the body and cause diseases. Therefore, boosting and balancing the immune system is improving the body’s ability to resist Evil or to recover from chronic diseases by supplementing Qi and Blood.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Wei Qi Deficiency

Wei Qi Deficiency due to Lung Qi Deficiency, susceptibility to cold and flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergic conditions.

for improving general immune system: Tonic Defensive Qi

for allergic condition: Tonic Defensive Qi + Cinnamon Formula


Recommended formulas to use:

Qi Deficiency

Immune deficiency, fatigue or poor appetite, low blood pressure.

generally: Four Gentlemen Formula

if very serious: Arouse Center Qi

for supporting cancer treatment: Ganoderma Spore Powder


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Qi and Blood Deficiency

Immune deficiency, tired easily after exercising, giving birth or operation, poor sleep and poor memory, anaemia.

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Yang Deficiency

Immune deficiency, aversion to cold, feeling cold in the lower part of the body, low libido.

Recommended formulas to use:

Qi Deficiency and Latent Toxin

Immune deficiency, fatigue syndrome caused by viral infections, e.g. HIV/AIDS and immune-compromised patient.

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