Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan (Shen Ling Bai Zhu San, Shen Ling Bai Zhu Pian, DigestViveTM,
literally "Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Pills" in Chinese,
is a highly regarded ancient Chinese herbal remedy for digestion. The Chinese herb
both nourishes Spleen to enhance the digestive function and removes Dampness to clear
digestive discomforts like diarrhea and distension etc.† In China,
DigestVive is a commonly used Chinese medicine for chronic diarrhea.†
What does it do?
A robust digestion function is crucial for the body to obtain sufficient nutrients and
depends on critically, in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the function of the Spleen
(Please note that the Spleen in TCM does not correspond to today's anatomical spleen but is rather a
digestion functional concept.)
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. When the Spleen function is weak,
adsorption and transportation of nutrients is affected, causing pale face, low energy, poor appetite,
loose stool etc.
A major function of Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan is to nourish the Spleen and thus enhances the digestive function.
This is mostly achieved by including Si Jun Zi Tang
(Four Gentlemen Decoction) in the formula.
Si Jun Zi Tang itself is the basic Chinese herbal formula that supports Spleen Qi and consists of
four Chinese herbs, Ginseng or Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Poria, and Licorice. Among them, Ginseng
replenishes the Qi energy and harmonizes the Spleen; Atractylodes is a key tonic for the Spleen and Stomach
and dries Dampness; Poria acts mainly to remove Dampness but it also strengthens the Spleen;
Licorice tonifies Spleen and Qi and synchronizes the action of the other herbs.
Another main function of Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan is to remove dampness in the Spleen
and the Stomach. This function is important because one causal effect of a weakened Spleen transforming
function is the accumulation of fluids, which then transform into dampness in the digestive system and
causes distension and diarrhea. To this end, other Chinese herbs are included in Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan.
Of them, Chinese Yam (Shan Yao) and Lotus Seed (Lian Zi) act to both tonify the Spleen and stop diarrhea;
Coix Seed (Yi Yi Ren) and Hyacinth Bean (Bai Bian Dou) strengthen the Spleen and drain dampness;
Cardamon Seed (Sha Ren) transforms dampness and promotes the Qi movement to alleviate the distension.
Shen Ling Bai Zhu Pian may be applied to weight loss. In the theory of TCM, obesity is mostly formed by the
accumulation of Dampness and Phlegm which may result from the poor function of the Spleen. This constitutes the basis
for its use in weight loss. For example, Chinese herbal doctor Mary Wu, L. Ac of Fremont, California found that
use of our Shen Ling Bai Zhu Pian may lose 3 lb in weight per week of her patients who have obesity displaying a TCM pattern of
the Spleen deficiency.† It is most suitable for those who sit most time in the office or on sofa,
are tired of moving or excising, has loose skin and soft muscles.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Oppositae
Semen Lablab Album
Semen Nelumbinis Nuciferae
Semen Coicis Lachryma-Jobi
Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
(Bai Bian Dou)
(Yi Yi Ren)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang® Shen Ling Bai Zhu Pian
(DigestViveTM) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
Guang Ci Tang® Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan (DigestViveTM) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Shen Ling Bai Zhu Pian (San/Wan) on the market. One tablet or
pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Tablets and pills have the same formulation.
Shen Ling Bai Zhu 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.
How do I use it?
Take 6 tablets or pills 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts about 11 to 16 days.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).
As the herbal formula is a mild tonic, results may only be noticeable after 1 month. It is suggested to take 4 to 6 bottles in full dose
as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.
Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan/Pian is derived from Si Jun Zi Tang and has
stronger actions in tonifying the Spleen and draining Dampness.
For diarrhea, Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan/Pian is appropriate for chronic diarrhea associated with internal
weakness (Qi deficiency) whereas Xiang Lian Wan/Pian
is used for acute diarrhea due to bacterial or virus
Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan (Pian) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used
1. For best results, avoid drinking tea and taking carrot.
2. For best results, avoid taking it together with Chinese cold medicine.
3. Not suitable for diarrhea associated with constipation.
4. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have hypertension,
diabetes, diseases of heart or kidney, or in pregnancy.
5. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
6. Keep out of reach of children.
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