Dr. Shen's Sinus will not cause drowsiness.
TRADITIONAL USES: Traditionally used for nasal and sinus discomforts caused by colds, sinusitis, rhinitis, and allergies.
SOURCE: Adapted from the formulae Xanthium Powder and Magnolia Flower Powder - First published in Formulas to Aid the Living by Yan Hong He, 1253 AD.
DOSAGE: Adults: 3-6 tablets at a time, three times a day. Children: Crush one tablet for every 25 lbs. of body weight. Mix with food or syrup.
SUGGESTIONS: For best results, take most Chinese herbal pills on an empty stomach with warm water. Allow half an hour before taking food or other medicines. Dr. Shen's Sinus and Nose Pills are meant to address the symptomatic aspect of disease, known as the Branch. To treat the deeper, causative aspect of the disease, known as the Root, see a qualified practitioner of Chinese Medicine.
PRACTITIONER NOTES: For year-round or persistant allergies due to Liver Heat Rising or Liver Qi Stagnation, combine with equal amounts of Dr. Shen's Free & Easy Pills. For best results with allergic rhinitis or allergic sinusitis, combine equal amounts of Dr. Shen's Nose and Sinus Pills with Dr. Shen's Allergy Pills.
Angelica Dahurica, Angelica Root, Bai Zhi 210 mg: Expells Wind, releases surface, alleviates pain, reduces swelling, expells dampness and alleviates discharge. Constituents: Angelical, byakangelicol, imperatorin
Magnolia Flos, Magnolia Bud, Xin Ye Hua 126 mg: Expells Wind, relieves surface, opens nasal passages. Constituents: Cineole, a-ipinene, salicifoline
Agastach Pogostemi, Patchouli Plant, Huo Xiang 84 mg: Transforms Dampness, Releases the Exterior, Harmonizes the Center, Expells Dampness. Constituents: Methylchaviocol, anethole, anisaldehyde, d-limonene
Pueraria Radix Kudzu Root, Ge Gen 84mg: Clears Heat, Releases Muscles of Upper Body, Nourishes Fluids. Constituents: Puerarin, puerarin-xyloside, daidzin, B-sitosterol
Chrysanthemomi Flos, Chrysanthemum Flower, Ju Hua 49mg: Disperses Wind, Clears Heat from the Eyes, Pacifies the Liver. Constituents: Adenine, choline, stachydrine, Vitamin B1
Liguisticum Wallichi Szechuan Lovage root, Chuan Xiong 49mg: Invigorates the Blood, Circulates Qi, Alleviates Pain. Constituents: Alkaloids, phenols, lactones, ferulic acid
Liquidambar Fructus, Liquidambar Fruit, Lu Lu Tong 49 mg: Promotes the Flow of Qi and Blood, Unblocks the Channels, Opens the Middle Burner. Constituents: Cinnamic acid, l-borneol, resin
Xanthium Fructus, Cocklebur Fruit, Cang Er Zi 49 mg (standardized extract 5:1): Opens the Nasal Passages, Disperses Wind, Expells Dampness, Relieves Itching. Constituents: Xanthostrumariim, ceryl alcohol, sitosterol, vitamin C
FORMULA FUNCTIONS: Expells Wind, Relieves Surface, Drains Dampnes, Alleviates Pain, Opens the Channels, Releases Muscles, Circulates Qi and Blood in the Head. Dr. Shen's Sinus and Nose Pills contain no Ma Huang or synthesized ephedirines and will not cause drowziness or agitation. For symptomatic relief only. Use only as needed. Not designed for prophylactic or long term use. Tablets are most potent when taken on an empty stomach and given at least half an hour to digest alone before food or other supplements are taken. If the user experiences digestive difficulties, tablets should be taken with food or with Dr. Shen's Stomach Curing Pills.
FORMULA DYNAMICS: The chief herbs, Angelica Dahurica (Bai Zhi) and Flos Magnolia (Xin Yi Hua) unblock the sinuses and the nasal passages. These herbs are assisted by Fr. Xanthium (Cang Er Zi), and Fr. Liquidamber (Lu Lu Tong) which mollify allergic sensitivity, while Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua) and Pueraria (Ge Gen) pacify uprising Heat and release the muscles of the head. Adjuctive herbs Agastach Pogostemi (Huo Xiang) adjusts the dispersment of fluids, and Liguisticum Wallichi (Chuan Xiong) is used to circulate qi and blood and as a messenger to direct the formula to the head.