Hello, I am a TCM practitioner located in Israel. I cannot order formulas directly from the site, but only from a local TCM pharmacy here in Israel. Therefore, I wanted to know if it is possible to obtain the proportions of herbs in the formula Shu Gan Wan so that I can order it locally. Thank you! Esther Frumkin, Ma’aleh Adumim, Israel
Well, first, we do ship internationally, you just can’t check out through the normal process - instead you use our international order request form. It’s possible your country make have certain limitations, but we rarely have trouble shipping to other countries.
But if you know how to make raw decoctions you could try yourself - that said there is quite a bit that goes into making raw formulas and even more if you are going to try to adjust them for capsules, teapills, etc. But the general formula for shu gan wan is:
- Chai Hu - 3g
- Qing Pi - 3g
- Zhi Ke (Qiao) - 3g
- Tao Ren - 3g
- Hong Hua - 1.5g
- Dang Gui - 3g
- Chuan Xiong - 2.1g
- Bai Shao - 2.1g
- Huang Lian - 6g (chao “dry-fried”)
There are, of course, a few possible modifications depending on availability of herbs. Personally, I would really try to find a premade version that you can purchase, it simply makes life easier.