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Barrier against the Invasion of Pathogenic Wind
- Augments the Defensive Qi
- Stabilizes the Exterior
- Stops Spontaneous Sweating
Wei (Deficiency) Qi Deficiency: spontaneous sweating, aversion to wind and cold, increased susceptibility to exterior pathogens, pale face.
Tongue Appearance: pale tongue with a thin, shiny white coat
Pulse Pattern: floating, soggy, and weak pulse
Prevention of respiratory tract infection, allergic rhinitis, low immune function, recurrent cold/flu, atopic eczema, abnormal perspiration, nephritis, and facial paralysis.1,2,3
Imurex (Yu Ping Feng Wan or Jade Windscreen Pill) was originally compiled and recorded in Dan Xi Xin Fa during the Yuen Dynasty (1347 A.D.). It is used to augment the qi (especially Wei/ Defensive Qi), which stabilizes the exterior and arrests spontaneous sweating. Deficiency of Wei Qi may lower the defensive function of the skin, increasing a person's susceptibility to exterior pathogens.
Large dose of Huang Qi is the chief herb in the formula, used to strengthen Wei Qi at the exterior. Bai Zhu assists Huang Qi in strengthening and stops spontaneous sweating. Fang Feng dispels wind pathogens.
The herbs in the formula have a unique complementary/ balancing property; the exterior-releasing herb, Fang Feng, prevents the retention of pathogenic factors trapped by qi-tonifying Huang Qi; whereas, Huang Qi supplies the qi to the body and prevents damage potentially induced by exterior-releasing herb.
1. Bensky D, Barolet R. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (1990).
2. Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China. Volume 1 (2005). Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission. People's Medical Publishing House. China.
3. Chen JK, Chen TT. Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications: Pharmacological Effects & Clinical Research (2009).
Adults - Take 4 capsules, two times per day, with food, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Do not use if you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Contraindicated with sweat due to excess heat and yin deficiency.
Ingredients (per capsule):
Yu Ping Feng Wan Extract 8:1..........468 mg
- (equivalent to 3.74 g of dried crude ingredients)
Huang Qi (Astragalus membranaceus) (root).....280.8 mg
Fang Feng (Saposhnikovia divaricata) (root).....93.6 mg
Bai Zhu (Atractylodes macrocephala) (prepared rhizome).....93.6 mg
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