Prime Health Chinese Bitters Tincture (8 fl oz)
Julia Chang's original "Chinese Bitters" formula. Since she created Chinese Bitters, it has been imitated many times, but her formulation of Chinese Gentian, Scutellaria, Atractylodes, and Bupleurum remains the original. The liver performs many important functions in the body, including the detoxification, filtering, regulating, and storage of blood. It is also important in the process of metabolizing food, and in the regulation of hormones. This Chinese Bitters tincture strengthens the liver, to help it perform these functions.
- The primary ingredient is Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao, Bitterwort, or Gentianae Radix), which is used to "decongest the liver and gallbladder"
- The second ingredient is Scutellaria (Huang Qin, Baikal Skullcap, or Scutellaria Baicalensis), which is believed to "clear heat", particularly in the abdomen
- The third ingredient is Atractylodes (Bai Zhu or Atractylodis Radix), which is believed to nourish and strengthen the stomach and spleen
Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao, Bitterwort, or Gentianae Radix) 10:1 Extract; Scutellaria (Huang Qin, Baikal Skullcap, or Scutellaria Baicalensis) 10:1 Extract; Atractylodes (Bai Zhu or Atractylodis Radix) 4:1 Extract; Bupleurum (Chai Hu, Thorowax, Hare's Ear, or Radix Bupleuri) 2:1 Extract
Other Ingredients: Distilled Water, Ethyl Alcohol (27% volume)
Take ½ to 1 teaspoonful (about 5 mL) once daily on an empty stomach in the morning.
Precautions: Because Chinese Gentian may stimulate the flow of certain digestive juices, Chinese Bitters are not recommended for people who have stomach ulcers. Also, while Chinese Bitters is not as powerful as a drug or medication, it can still have a strong effect, so it is not recommended to take it for prolonged periods of time. We recommend that you take at least a 1-week break once a month - and that you do not take it if you are pregnant or lactating. If you experience a headache, you may be sensitive to some of the herbs contained in Chinese Bitters, or you may be experiencing a "detoxification" reaction. If that happens, you should try taking a much smaller amount next time (like 1/8 teaspoon). Over time, it is possible that you may be able to increase the amount without experiencing that reaction.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.