(Blossom Phase 1) – This formula is taken during the menstrual phase when bleeding. This phase starts day one of your period and continues for 3-5 days max.
In Chinese medicine the large amount of variation in the menstrual phase give us huge clues as to what is going on in the body, and we pay attention to every detail of menstrual blood, such as color, amount, consistency, and length of bleeding.The typical protocol during this phase is to invigorate the qi, and blood, regulate bleeding, and calm the mind.
During phase 1-menstrual blood or menses is shedding from the lining of your uterus. This is known as known as the endometrium. A period lasting between 3 and 5 days is considered normal.
Functions of some of the herbs:
Dang Gui helps to tonify and move blood simultaneously.
Chi Shao moves the blood and dispels stagnation clears heat and cools the blood.
Chuan Xiong strongly moves the blood and clears out stagnation, for painful menstruation.
Bai Shao nourishes the blood, regulates mensuration, and calm the liver as well as nourishes the liver yin.
- Regulates menstruation
- Moves blood
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
- Chong Wei Zi (Fructus Leonuri)
- Ze Lan (Herba Lycopi)
- Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba)
- Chi Shao (Radix Paeoniae Rubra)
- Fu Ling (Poria)
- Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)
- Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi)
3-4 capsules 2-3 times a day for an average adult. This dosage may be increased or decreased depending on the patient, such as age, body weight, type of illness and severity. Capsules can be opened and dissolved in warm water.
Each bottle should last for approximately 3 menstrual cycles taking 6 capsules 4 days average.
Take on an empty stomach, 2-3 hours apart from your prescription medication or other supplements. 20 Minutes before food.
Do not take with tea, coffee, juice, soda or any other beverages.