This is an ancient formulation called Wuji Baifeng Wan, a special medicinal chicken herbal soup in pill form. It is a general tonic for alleviating menstrual disorders and other blood deficiency syndromes (such as fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory), as well as for treating yin deficiency syndromes (such as dry mouth and throat, flushed cheeks, and perspiration at night). It comes in small honey pills, packaged in a ball sealed in wax for freshness. 1 box contains 10 individually boxed wax balls—we also offer this in a half box (5 wax balls), as well as 20.
How to take: You take the contents of one wax ball a day (those with severe symptoms can take 2 balls per day). Each contains about 30 mini pills. Studies have shown this is most effective if taken starting from the day your period ends for 5-10 days; however, you may also take it during your period to relieve symptoms (cramps, for example). I prefer to split the dosage into two, one after lunch and one after dinner. The herbal pills are small and easy to swallow with water (you can take many at a time with a sip!). To open the ball, you can find the "equator" and squeeze hard along the line with your hand, or gently step on the ball until it cracks open.
The main ingredient in this formulation is dehydrated Taihe silkie chicken soup, a well-known nourishing ingredient in Chinese medicine and a unique delicacy in Chinese cooking. Lab tests have indicated that Taihe chicken contains unique hormones, blue pigment, and amino acids which increase blood cells and hemoglobin, and collective clinical experience has demonstrated that Taihe chicken is particularly effective for treating women's disorders, such as infertility, excessive uterine bleeding, habitual miscarriage, and post-partum disorders.
The nourishing, tonifying qualities of the Taihe chicken soup is likely due to the unique natural conditions in Wushan, especially due to Wushan spring water which contains various minerals, according to research conducted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. A recent study on the nutritional content of eggs also showed that vitamins B2, B6, D and E, calcium, and potassium content in silkie chicken eggs were significantly higher than those of regular chicken eggs. Silkie chicken eggs also had higher unsaturated fatty acids and lower cholesterol.
Other ingredients of Wuji Baifeng Wan include raw and steamed rehmannia, angelica root, deer antler--a traditional Chinese medicine ingredient that is rapidly becoming one of the trendiest supplements in wellness, cyperus, dioscorea, peony, and these tonifying ingredients directly complement the traditionally-recognized liver/kidney tonic properties of the Taihe chicken. Wuji Baifeng Wan is considered a non-toxic general formula.
This is my favorite brand, Great Wall, which is considered the highest quality (there are a few inferior brands out there, with at least one other brand being recalled). Great Wall falls under the Tianjin Lerentang Factory umbrella, a factory founded in 1921 and one of the largest Chinese medicine factories in the world. Tianjin Lerentang was awarded the certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices by Germany and Australia.