Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Pian - Vertigoff
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What does it do?
Helps Restore Balance After A Sense of Spinning
Pressure builds up in your ear. Even though you’re firmly rooted on the ground, to your ears, it feels like you’re scuba diving on the ocean floor.
As if that’s not enough suffering, you begin to hear an agonizing ringing or buzzing sound. Nobody else notices the sound except for you. It’s a disturbing, alienating feeling. Mercifully, the mysterious horrible sounds eventually fade away. But your troubles aren’t over. You suddenly can’t hear anything and your sense of balance makes you feel like you’ve been drinking alcohol heavily.
You now feel like a whirling dervish. Except for the fact that you’re not feeling an ounce of ecstacy; what you’re feeling is total misery.
If you’re seeking an herbal remedy, Vertigoff is used for the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndrome that includes lightheadedness as well as nausea.
Containing 14 botanicals, Vertigoff is based on a formula that’s been used successfully since the 13th century in China.
Classic formula resolves internal Wind and Phlegm
The TCM syndrome Vertigoff takes care of is called Wind-Phlegm invading upward (风痰上扰证), presenting with a sensation of loss of balance, nausea, fullness of chest, along with a whitish and greasy tongue coating and a slippery pulse.
In TCM theory, dizziness is indicative of Wind. Wind is generated from the Liver. As a physical wind can shake a tree, Wind in the body can cause spinning and imbalance.
Similarly, nausea and vomiting is indicative of phlegm and dampness. When dampness accumulates, it produces phlegm, which prevents "clear Yang" (the essences: Qi, Blood, Yin, Yang, etc.) or nutrients from ascending and nourishing the head. As a result, a disturbance in balance can occur.
Vertigoff is uniquely formulated to both extinguish Internal Wind and clear Phlegm. It remains one of the most widely dispensed Chinese herbal medicines for these symptoms to this date.
How does Vertigoff work?
Vertigoff contains the same ingredients as the classic formula invented in 1249, Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang, albeit with slight differences in formula composition, thereby improving upon the original formula.
Many of the herbs in Vertigoff clear phlegm and dampness. The herbs with these actions are Zhi Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome); Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis), Ze Xie (Alisma Rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria), and Gan Jiang (Dried Ginger).
Zhi Ban Xia (aka ‘Ban Xia’) is the primary namesake herb that dissolves phlegm. As such, it harmonizes the stomach, which may resolve nausea and vomiting.
Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome), another namesake herb in the formula, primarily calms the Liver extinguishes wind. Zhi Ban Xia and Tian Ma together serves the main purpose of removing Wind-Phlegm.
Bai Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome), also a namesake herb, and Fu Ling act together to strengthen the Spleen and dry dampness. This is to address the root cause of phlegm generation in the Spleen.
Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) and Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) are two well known herbs that tonify Qi.
Mai Ya (Barley Sprouts), Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven), and Chen Pi (Dried Tangerine Peel) also strengthen the Spleen, assist digestion and promote Qi movement.
Huang Bo, aka Huang Bai (Amur Cork Tree Bark) clears heat and dries dampness, purging fire and removing vaporized heat. It also balances the drying property of Cang Zhu.
Finally, the last herb in the formula, Gan Cao (Licorice Root) both tonifies the Spleen and harmonizes the action of other herbs in the formula.
Does Research Support Vertigoff?
Studies support Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma decoction is helpful in managing dizziness caused by reduced blood flow in the brain.1 Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang is also reported beneficial for regaining balance caused by an inner ear pressure imbalance.2
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Rhizoma Gastrodiae Elatae
Rhizoma Atractylodis Lanceae
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Massa Medicata Fermentata
Fructus Hordei Germinatus
Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis
Cortex Phellodendri Chinensis
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
(Zhi Ban Xia)