Kan Essentials Happy Wanderer

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Kan Essentials Happy Wanderer

ABOUT THE HERBS

Happy Wanderer (Xiao Yao San) is the quintessential formula addressing Liver Qi stagnation and Spleen Qi deficiency. To this day, Xiao Yao San is the most widely used Chinese herbal formula in the world. It is a well-balanced formula that can be used long-term. In this formula, Bupleurum root invigorates peripheral circulation by moving stagnant Liver Qi, while Dong quai root and White peony root bolster and move Liver Blood. Chinese mint herb clears stasis Heat from the Liver channel. White atractylodes rhizome, Poria and Chinese licorice root and rhizome constitute three of the ingredients found in Four Gentlemen Decoction (Si Jun Zi Tang). It functions to support normal digestion and absorption by draining and drying Damp from the Spleen and Stomach while supporting Spleen and Lung Qi formation. Altogether, the ingredients harmonize the Liver and Spleen to support the smooth flow of Qi and a healthy digestive system.

CHINESE HERBAL ACTIONS

Spreads the Liver Qi and resolves stagnation, nourishes Blood, clears Heat from the Liver channel, harmonizes the Liver and Spleen Qi, drains Damp.

PHYSICAL INDICATIONS

• Occasional lethargy, irritability, tension, depression, separation anxiety, territoriality, food and/or fear aggression.

• Occasional loose stools, reduced appetite, digestive disharmonies.

• Occasional dry eyes, skin or coat.

• Supports healthy liver enzyme levels.

PULSE

Thin and taut, wiry.

TONGUE

Frequently pale or lavender.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

None.

INGREDIENTS

Pinyin Name

Common Name

Bai shao

White peony root

Chai hu

Bupleurum root

Dang gui shen

Dong guai root

Bai zhu

White atractylodes rhizome

Fu ling

Poria

Bo he

Chinese mint herb

Gan cao

Chinese licorice root and rhizome

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