Does Xiao Yao Wan Have Side Effects?

Gina, one of my best friends, bought 5 bottles Xiao Yao Wan from Amazon last week. She asked me whether Xiao Yao Wan or Xiao Yao San has any side effects.

About Xiao Yao Wan side effects

Xiao Yao Wan is one of the nutritious Chinese patent medicines, these drugs generally do not have side effects, or have fewer side effects than western medicines. So far, no side effect of this medicine has been found, there is no problem when taken as prescribed by a doctor.

But there are still several issues you should pay attention to Xiao Yao Wan:
1. Should not take it when having a cold.
2. Should not take the drug during the period of menorrhagia.
3. DO NOT take Xiaoyao Wan when its traits have changed.
4. If you are taking other medicines, please consult your physician or pharmacist before using Xiao Yao Wan.

Xiao Yao San Ingredients And Composition

Unlike most western medicine, Xiao Yao San is a traditional Chinese medicine formula, which is made from natural herbs. The most important ingredients of Xiao Yao San are as follows: Bupleurum root (Bupleuri Radix), Chinese peony root (Paeoniae Radix), Chinese Angelica root (Angelicae Radix), White Atractylodes rhizome (Atractylodis Rhizoma), Tuckahoe mushroom (Poria), fresh ginger rhizome (Zingiberis Rhizoma), Chinese licorice root (Glycyrrhizae Radix), and wild mint herb (Menthae Herba). The effect of each composition in Xiaoyao San isn’t the same.
Xiao Yao San ingredients
Different effect of each component in Xiao Yao San 
Bupleurum root (Chai Hu), together with the wild mint herb (Bo He) helps to relieve Liver stagnation and let go the constrained heat in the body.

Chinese Angelica root (Dang Gui), as well as Chinese peony root (Shao Yao) has the effect to protect the Liver from damage and harmonize Liver Blood and Qi.

As we know, when Liver disorder occurs, the illness may transmit to Spleen. White Atractylodes rhizome (Bai Zhu), and Tuckahoe mushroom (Fu Ling) can both improve the function of the Stomach and Spleen.

Both fresh ginger rhizome (Sheng Jiang) and Chinese licorice root (Gan Cao) can help to support Stomach function and avoid the occurrence of Qi disorder, they also have a visible effect on strengthening spleen function.

Generally, one dose of Xiao Yao San is composed of 9g Chai Hu, 9g Dang Gui, 9g ShaoYao, 9g Bai Zhu, 9g Fu Ling, 6g Gan Cao, 6g Sheng Jiang, and 3g Bo He.

Actually, Xiao Yao San is the name for the formula, not for the herbal product. For example, Xiao Yao Wan, one of the most well-known Chinese herbal medicine, is in the pill form.

How Xiao Yao San works

Xiao Yao San is a miracle formula that can treat a lot of disease, it is so cheap and so effective. Many people can't help asking: Why Xiao Yao San? And how does Xiao Yao San work?
Here we have some scientific researches on Xiao Yao San, which reveal its pharmacological effects

Impact on the central nervous system

Experiments show that Xiaoyao San can enhance the effect of thiopental and sodium pentobarbital to mice, and can prolong the duration of anesthesia. It can enhance the effects of anesthesia, and has a significant sedative effect.
This medicine is proving to have a protective effect for pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in mice, and can reduce the mortality rate. Xiaoyao San can reduce convulsions, and have a certain anticonvulsant effect.
Acetic acid writhing experiments show that the Xiao Yao San can significantly reduce the times of writhing, which has a significant analgesic effect.

Gonadal function

Experiments show that the Xiao Yao San has a mild estrogen-like activity, this effect is achieved by ovarian.

Effect on the liver protect

Experiments show that Xiao Yao San can decrease the serum alanine aminotransferase activity, and reduce  degeneration and necrosis of liver cell. It can also normalize the glycogen and RNA level in liver cells. Peoria and Angelica in the remedy play the most significant role.

From above we can understand that the peculiar effect of Xiao Yao San is due to its variety of beneficial ingredients. The ingredients of Xiaoyaoao San are all natural herbs that have long been proven beneficial to the human health by ancient Chinese people.

What Is Xiao Yao San?

Welcome to our blog , here we will give you the information on Xiao Yao San (or Xiao Yao Wan, the same formula in another form). We will discuss the benefit, the usage, and the side effect of Xiao Yao San.
 Xiao Yao San is a classic
 TCM herbal formula 
The Xiao Yao San (Xiao Yao power), is a classic TCM herbal formula, which is usually translated into English as "Free & Easy Wanderer Powder". This formula was first listed in the "Taiping Imperical Grace Formulary” in the Song Dynasty of China. The name "Xiao Yao"("逍遥") means great free and ease, implying that after taking the drug, the mood will be brightened, the worries will be forgotten, and one may feel happy as gods(wooo~this doesn’t sound sexy, looks like ancient Chinese herbalist were weird junkies).
Xiao Yao San has been using for the treatment of liver stagnation for hundreds years, as we know,liver stagnation may result in stress, depression, anxiety, and irritability. It is also used for curing irregular menstruation and premenstrual syndrome. It is completely made from natural herbs, and have little side effect that you should worry about.