BLACK PEARL – Bupleurum and Peony Formula (Jia Wei Xiao Yao San)


A tranquilizing formula used where Qi doesn’t flow easily causing agitation, frustration & annoyance. Its subtle effect is nourishing to the digestive system but strong enough for PMT signs. There would be signs of heat such as short temper, red eyes or feeling hot.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bruxism
  • Crohn's disease
  • Depression
  • Mammary dysplasia (fibrocystic breast disease)
  • Mastitis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Breast tenderness and pain
  • Irritability
  • Mood disorders
  • Pain, neck or shoulder
  • Stress related disorders

Dosage & Course of Treatment

8 - 12 pills, 3 times daily, half to one hour away from food.

In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 2 – 3 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50 - 100%.

Course of treatment: 1 – 3 months. May be used for longer periods in patients with a stressful lifestyle.

Safe for long term use

Cautions & Contraindications

Not to be used during pregnancy.

Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin). Caution for those on any type of sedative drug.

Contraindicated for patients taking interferon.

If taking antibiotics, allow at least 90 minutes before taking this formula.


Angelica polymorpha, root 31.2 mg
Atractylodes macrocephala, rhizome 31.2 mg
Bupleurum falcatum, root (Sickle-leaf hare's ear, Thoroughwax root) 46.9 mg
Gardenia jasminoides, fruit (Cape jasmine) 46.9 mg
Glycyrrhiza uralensis, root 15.6 mg
Mentha haplocalyx, herb (field mint) 15.6 mg
Paeonia lactiflora, root 62.5 mg
Paeonia suffruticosa, stem bark 46.9 mg
Poria cocos, hyphae (hoelen, tuckahoe, Indian bread) 62.5 mg
Zingiber officinale, rhizome (fresh) 15.6 mg


*The above information is for reference only. Please consult with your Chinese medicine practitioner prior to taking this formula.

Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 90 mm


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