About Blue Earth Dragon
Blue Earth Dragon is a modification of the traditional Minor Blue Dragon formula, where Ephedra (Ma Huang) and Asarum (Xi Xin) are replaced with Perilla (Su Ye), Citrus (Zhi Shi), Cnidium (Chuan Qiong), Earthworm (Di Long), Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua), and Angelica (Bai Zhi). It is actually a blend of the Pinellia, Citrus, and Cinnamon Combination formulas that treat acute surface-affecting disorders and watery sputum related to a surface disorder. For conditions where the dominant symptom is not sinus discharge, you could consider Cinnamon 14. However, for non-watery obstinate sinus congestion, Platycodon 14 is a great option. Finally, Pinellia 16 is an excellent formula for phlegm disorders that have to do more with the lungs rather than the sinuses.
How Blue Earth Dragon Works
In traditional Chinese medicine, Blue Earth Dragon is used for sinus qi obstruction, sneezing, resolving congestion, releasing surface, supporting nasal health, clearing local heat, and resolving phlegm due to its beneficial properties. Although it derives from the well-known traditional formula Minor Blue Dragon Combination, the fact that it has replaced some ingredients with opening and cooling herbs, namely earthworm and chrysanthemum, enables it to be more effective in resolving severe congestion and excessive mucus while also clearing local heat and reducing infection.
In Chinese mythology, the Blue Dragon is an East dragon that is believed to not only generate clouds but also make them produce rain. This concept reflects the symptoms the formula treats with the extra help of the earth dragon, also commonly known as dilong or earthworm. Adding the earthworm compound helps combat stagnant mucus, which is often the result of persistent sinus infections and allergies. In the five Chinese elements, the earth aspect is typical of stagnant dampness.
Blue Earth Dragon Ingredients:
Ban Xia (pinellia) – It helps reduce stuffiness and distention in the abdomen or chest, diminish Lyme Disease-related brain fog, dispel the lump in the throat sensation after emotional stress, and ease fluid retention.
Wu Wei Zi (schizandra) – It tonifies the kidney and is used to treat frequent urination, night sweats, and polydipsia while also having tonic and astringent properties. Combined with Gan Jiang and Xi Xin, it helps astringe the lung; hence, stops asthma and cough.
Gui Zhi (cinnamon twigs) – A compound with antipyretic and cooling qualities that also inhibits influenza virus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, among others. It also invigorates the stomach and has potent expectorant and cough-relieving effects.
Bai Shao (white peony) – It relieves from muscle spasms, night sweats, and cramping in the lower abdomen. It soothes the liver and nourishes the blood while preserving Yin to hold back sweating.
Gan Jiang (dried ginger) – It has high medicinal and nutritional value and is believed to cover the meridians of lung, heart, stomach, and spleen. It is used to warm the lung, stomach and spleen to resolve retained fluid and for dispelling cold, restore yang, and stop vomiting and cough.
Gan Cao (licorice) – An ingredient with antacid, antispasmodic, and anti-inflammatory effects that relieves cough and eases expectoration. It also protects the throat and trachea mucous membranes from inflammation.
Bai Zhi (angelica dahurica) – It expels cold and pathogenic wind to stop pain and resolve exterior respectively, opens the orifices by removing dampness, and reduces discharge plus and swelling while helping with sinus congestion.
Chuan Xiong (ligusticum) – It promotes Qi circulation and movement, enhances blood circulation, dispels wind, and removes obstruction in the collateral.
Di Long (earthworm) – It helps clear heat, combat high fever, and fight panting and cough induced by lung-heat.
Zi Su Ye (perilla leaf) – It dispels mild cold to release exterior syndromes, promotes Qi circulation, eases chest distention, and alleviates morning sickness.
Ju Hua (chrysanthemum) – It is used to treat hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems while also calming the nerves and reducing inflammation.
Chen Pi/ Ju Pi (citrus peel) – It stops vomiting, improves digestion, regulates Qi movement, dries dampness, and enhances the spleen and lung function to help transform phlegm.
- These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
- Blue Earth Dragon should NOT be used to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease.
- The recommended dosage is 2-3 tablets three times a day on an empty stomach unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Always consult your physician before taking any dietary or nutritional supplements, especially if you are taking medications, are pregnant or nursing.
About the Manufacturer
Seven Forests is a brand developed by the Institute for Traditional Medicine in 1986. The herb formulas in the Seven Forests line are designed exclusively for practitioner use or patients that have been prescribed the brand’s products by a practitioner trained in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The tablets of the formulas are prepared from dried hot-water extracts or powdered herbs, depending on the nature of the individual herb compounds and the specific formulation (or a combination of both). All herb raw materials come from China and are then compressed into tablets of 800, 750 or 700mg of herbs each.Prop65: California Proposition 65. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.