Herbs that Treat Liver Qi Stagnation

Herbs that treat Liver Qi Stagnation are recommended to anyone who is experiencing pain in the ribs, abdominal pain, feeling stressed out, tight muscles and ligaments, overly emotional, irregular menstrual cycle, painful periods, PMS, indigestion issues or anyone who feels energetically blocked.

These medicinal herbs for Liver Qi stagnation often have a dual function of promoting the circulation of both Qi and Blood. Herbs that promote the flow of Qi and Blood help to remove blockages in the lymph ducts, muscles, nerves, and digestive system, which can help resolve pain, reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress and heal emotional blockages.

Most of the herbs that treat Liver Qi stagnation are beneficial in helping to detoxify the liver organ and help to regenerate Liver function of cleansing the blood and detoxifying heavy metals, by aiding in the production of Glutathione, Cytochrome P450 and other detoxifying agents made in the liver. These herbs may also help with the production of bile for the digestion of fats and the elimination of toxins.

Herbs that treat Liver Qi staganation: Stress

  • Radix Bupleurum chinense.............Chai Hu

  • Uncaria..........................................Gou Teng

  • Paeoniae lactiflora..........................Bai Shao

  • Rhizoma Curcuma longa................Yu Jin

  • Menthae haplocalyx......................Bo He

  • Salvia Multirhizzae........................Dan Shen

  • Chamomile

  • Lavendula augustifolia...................Lavender

  • Semen Zizyphus spinosa................Suan Zao Ren

Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Ease Plus) is a widely used formula in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and even more severe psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, drug addiction, and other OCD compulsive behavior.

Chai Hu (Bupleurum root) is the principle Chinese herb in the treatment of Liver Qi stagnation causing emotional disturbance. Long Gu is fossilized bone and Mu Li is Oyster shell, both of which supply a large amount of very soluble and therefore a bio-available form of Calcium. Calcium very strongly calms the mind and works like a sedative to reduce anxiety, agitation, insomnia, and manic episodes which can lead to depression.

This is a very classic Traditional Chinese formula which also helps to disperse mental cloudiness or brain fog which can stop you from being creative or present in the moment. Cinnamon, pinnellia, saussurea and ginger all help stimulate your metabolism to improve mental clarity and provide energy which will help to counterblance the sedative effects of Long Gu and Mu Li.

Chinese Therapeutic Actions: Sedate Liver Yang, Calm Shen

Ingredients: Oystershell calcium (Mu Li and Long Gu), Bupleurum (Chai Hu), Ginseng (Ren Shen), Ginger (Gan Jiang), Pinellia (Ban Xia), Scute (Huang Qin), Cinnamon (Gui Zhi), Rhubarb (Da Huang), Saussurea (Mu Xiang)

Dosage: 3 pills, 3 times per day between meals

Herbs that treat Liver Pain

  • Radix Bupleurum chinense.............Chai Hu

  • Uncaria..........................................Gou Teng

  • Peoniae lactiflora...........................Bai Shao

  • Rhizoma Curcuma longa................Yu Jin

  • Corydalis yanhusuo........................Yan Hu Suo

  • Pseudoginseng...............................San Qi

  • Cyperus.........................................Xiang Fu

Herbal formula supplements for Liver Qi stagnation

Shu Gan Wan is the principal Chinese herbal formula in the treatment of Liver Qi stagnation, being effective in the treatment of:

  • Indigestion - bloating, belching, nausea, acid regurgitation
  • Pain - abdominal pain, pain in the ribs, pain between the shoulder blades (due to Gallbladder blockage)
  • Menstrual disorders - PMS, breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, irregular timing of the cycle
  • Can help treat gallstones, chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, and gastritis with signs of Liver Qi stagnation
  • Helps reduce the toxic effects of stress and calms excess anger or sadness due to Liver Qi stagnation

Chinese Therapeutic Actions:

Liver Qi Stagnation, Aids Digestion, Relieves Pain in the Middle Burner

Ingredients: Curcuma tuber (Yu Jin), Aquilaria wood (Chen Xiang), Cordyalis root (Yan Hu Suo), Saussurea root (Mu Xiang), Nutmeg seed (Rou Dou Kou), Peony root (Bai Shao), Citrus fruit (Zhi Ke), Citrus peel (Chen Pi), Cardamon fruit (Sha Ren), Magnolia bark (Hou Po), Cypress rhizome (Xiang Fu), Licorice root (Gan Cao), Moutan root (Dan Pi), Immature Citrus Peel (Qing Pi), Sandalwood (Tan Xiang)

Dosage: 3 pills, 3 times per day, before meals.

Ecliptex is a formula designed to help regenerate Liver function and heal the actual organ after years of Liver toxicity or as a preventative against Liver damage due to various factors such as:

  • Alcoholism
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Used as a protective aid against the toxic effects of environmental chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs (tylenol, vicodin, etc.), paint fumes, fumigants, pesticides, toxic heavy metals, etc.

Ecliptex contains a combination of Liver cleansing herbs such as Milk Thistle, Curcuma tuber (Yu Jin), and Bupleurum (Chai Hu) with herbs that nourish the blood and help to regenerate new tissues such as Goji berries (Gou Qi Zi), Schizandra berries (Wu Wei Zi), Eclipta alba leaf (Han Lian Cao aka bhringiraj), and Salvia root (Dan Shen) to both detoxify the Liver and help it repair itself from chronic damage from environmental or dietary toxins.


Proprietary Blend (750 mg) of: Eclipta Concentrate herb, Milk Thistle seed, Curcuma tuber, Salvia root, Lycium fruit, Ligustrum fruit, Bupleurum root, Schizandra fruit, Notoginseng root, Tangkuei root, Plantago seed, Licorice root.

Dosage: 2-3 pills, 2-3 times per day, between meals

Quiet Digestion is an herbal formula that is very strong at reducing digestive complaints and contains many herbs for Liver Qi stagnation disturbing the digestive system. It is based on a successful patent formula (Curing Pills) and Bao He Wan, for gastrointestinal distress, including indigestion, bloating, over-eating and stomach flu. It is also a good hangover medicine useful for detoxifying the intestines.

Angelica (bai zhi) and chrysanthemum (ju hua) expel wind, stop headaches, and relieve body aches. Mentha (bo he), pueraria (ge gen), and trichosanthes root (tian hua fen), Coix (yi yi ren), and poria (fu ling) supplement the spleen and eliminate dampness.

Vladimiria souliei (mu xiang), magnolia (hou po), red citrus (ju hong), and pogostemon (huo xiang) regulate stomach qi, relieves nausea and vomiting, and dry dampness. Shen qu and oryza (gu ya) strengthen the spleen, regulate digestion, and disperse food mass. Halloysite (chi shi zhi) warms the central burner and stops diarrhea.

Therapeutic actions:

  1. Treat gastric distress, including abdominal pain, sudden and violent cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, regurgitation, gastric hyperactivity, abdominal distension, poor appetite, and intestinal gas.
  2. Treat gastroenteritis, bacterial or viral.
  3. Treat motion sickness, hangover, and the effects of jet lag.
  4. Difficulty digesting and absorbing food nutrients.

Chinese therapeutic effects:

  • Disperse wind and dampness
  • Resolve spleen dampness and regulate the stomach
  • Resolve phlegm


Each tablet contains:

Proprietary blend (750 mg per tablet) of:

  • Poria sclerotium ~ Fu ling
  • Coix seed ~ Yi yi ren
  • Barley/herbal mixture ~ Shen Qu
  • Magnolia bark ~ Hou po
  • Angelica root ~ Bai zhi
  • Pueraria root ~ Ge gen
  • Red Atractylodes rhizome ~ Cang zhu
  • Vladimiria Souliei root ~ Mu xiang
  • Pogostemon herb ~ Huo xiang
  • Oryza sprout ~ Gu ya
  • Trichosanthes root ~ Tian hua fen
  • Chrysanthemum flower ~ Ju hua
  • Halloysite mineral ~ Chi shi zhi
  • Red Citrus peel ~ Ju hong
  • Mentha herb ~ Bo He

Other Ingredients: vegetable gum, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, cellulose.

Recommended Use:

Adults: Take 2 tablets, 3 times per day between meals or 2 tablets with meals.


Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep out of the reach of children.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

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