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Si Jun Zi Tang Herbal Soup Packet 四君子汤/ 四君子湯 (Four Gentlemen Decoction -Digestion support)

$8.00

Invented in the 12th century China, Si Jun Zi Tang is primarily used for boosting Qi, nourishing the Stomach and Spleen, and clearing dampness. 

Research has shown that this formula can reduce intestinal mucosal injury caused by intestinal obstruction and promote the recovery of small intestine*. Si Jun Zi Tang has also shown effects on treating functional (non-ulcer) dyspepsia**.

If you are experiencing sluggish digestion, fatigue on the limbs, low voice, shortness of breath, and having thick white coating on the tongue, Four Gentleman Decoction is a good option for you. 

 

INGREDIENTS

Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen 党参)

Poria (Fu Ling, 茯苓) 

White Atractylodis (Bai Zhu 白术)

Baked Licorice Root (Zhi Gan Cao 炙甘草) 

Total weight: 75g

 

 

THE HERBS EXPLAINED

Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen 党参)-Featured in many formulas for Qi support, this herb tonifies Spleen and Lung Qi. It helps with chronic conditions due to Spleen Qi deficiency such as anorexia, fatigue, tired limbs, and low appetite. This is also a herb used for chronic cough and shortness of breath. It is considered an immune boost herb. 

Poria (Fu Ling, 茯苓)  - An important herb for leaching out dampness. Fu Ling promotes urination and cleans dampness by strengthening the Spleen, and harmonizes the Middle Jiao. Poria also quiets the Heart and calms the spirit.

White Atractylodis (Bai Zhu 白术) - Known for its Spleen tonifying and Qi boosting function, this herb is largely used to dry dampness and promotes water metabolism. It also stops spontaneous sweating caused by Qi deficiency. 

Baked Licorice Root (Zhi Gan Cao 炙甘草) - This herb tonifies the Spleen and boosts Qi. It is used as an antidote for many toxic substances and typically used in Chinese herbal formula to harmonize other herbs. 

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS  

  • 4-5 chicken drumsticks or thighs
  • (Vegetarian alternative) 4-5 dried shiitake mushrooms soaked in hot water for 5-10 mins
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 2-3 large carrots (optional)
  • handful of Goji berries (optional)

1. Gently rinse the herbs.

2. Parboil 4-5 chicken drumsticks or thighs, skin on for about 5 minutes and discard the water. Rinse the chicken to clean off any lingering scum.

3. Add the meat/mushrooms, carrots (if using), and entire herb packet into 6-8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. You may need to occasionally skim off the scum, but parboiling the meat should prevent this.

4. If using goji berries, add at the end and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Season with salt to taste, and enjoy hot or warm!


RECOMMENDED DOSE 

Each batch of this soup is 4 servings, and can be consumed 1-2 times over a number of days.

Always drink warm or hot!

  

PRECAUTIONS 

Contraindicated for those with Excess Syndromes with high fever, irritability, thirst and constipation.

Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat, high fever or a combination of irritability, thirst and constipation unless modified.

Consult your TCM practitioner if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. This product is not intended to replace your practitioner. It is intended for general well-being and does not involve the diagnosing, prognosticating, or prescribing of medicine for any disease. 

 

FREE FROM 

Sugar, Caffeine, Artificial Flavours, Food Colouring, or Preservatives

*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4020469/

**https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-020-03176-z