加味逍遥丸 Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Augmented Rambling Pill, Augmented Relax Wandered Pill)
Action and Indication: This formula disperses the depressed Liver-Qi, removes heat, strengthens the Spleen, and nourishes the Blood. It is used for stagnation of the Liver-Qi, deficiency of Blood, Liver and Spleen Disharmony. The symptoms are: distension and pain in the hypochondriac regions, dizziness, lassitude, poor appetite, irregular menstruation; premenstrual syndrome, hot flushes during menopause, early period, bitter taste in mouth, tight chest. Recent studies indicate that Liver-Qi congestion is related to the overfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, and this formula can balance the situation.