In Chinese medicine, irregular sleep is often an issue with the energetics of the heart. This formula works to calm the shen, or spirit, to allow for peaceful transitions into sleep and keeps the mind calm to keep you asleep throughout the night.
Our Sleep Easy formula is based on the classic formula Suan Zao Ren Tang. It is a classic formula for insomnia and anxiety with a very long history of usage. This formula was first discussed in an ancient text called the Synopsis of the Golden Chamber by Zhang Zhong-Jing written circa 219 AD. For thousands of years it has been used to calm and soothe the mind in order to improve sleep and reduce anxiety. In Chinese medicine, this formula calms the spirit, nourishes blood, and clears heat. It is effective at reducing palpitations and especially menopausal related insomnia with night sweats. The formula has been shown to stimulate seritonin receptors to increase non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREM). As with all Chinese herbal medicine it is non-addictive and works to address the body’s root imbalance.
500mg 180 capsules per bottle
Recommended Dosage- 3 capsules, 2 times a day.
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I have had trouble sleeping going on two decades, this herbal formula has helped me greatly. I finally feel rested when I wake up. – Aleyu P.
Ingredients: Organic Jujube Seed (Suan Zao Ren), Organic Sichuan Lovage Rhizome (Chuan Xiong), Organic Poria (Fu Ling), Organic Anemarrhena (Zhi Mu), Organic Licorice Root (Gan Cao)
Organic Jujube Seed (Suan Zao Ren)
This herb is the foundation of the formula Suan Zao Ren Tang. Suan Zao Ren refers to the dried mature seeds of Ziziphus jujuba. Suan Zao Ren helps to nourish the heart, liver and kidney meridians. The Jujube fruit is commonly known as Chinese red date. This little fruit it packed with Vitamin C and bioflavanoids. Subsequently it has a sour taste and is known as “oriental sleeping fruit.”
Organic Sichuan Lovage Rhizome (Chuan Xiong)
Ligusticum or Chinese Lovage, grows widely all over China and Korea. The root and rhizome are used in herbal preparations and even sometimes added to cosmetics and beverages to enhance flavor and scent. Ligusticum helps move blood and qi, expel wind from the body to decrease pain. In Chinese medicine often pain indicates a level of stagnation; Blood flow is not optimum, perhaps because of an old injury, aging or sluggish circulation and lymph flow. It helps remove this blockage to heal injured tissues. It is also used to reduce pain from dysmenorrhea, and headaches.
Organic Poria (Fu Ling)
Poria is a type of fungus that most often grows on pine trees. It is gathered from the trees, cut into slices and shade dried. Poria is used in a wide range of Chinese formulas. It strengthens digestion and relaxes the mind. It is most well known for “expelling dampness” in Chinese medicine. Dampness is that heavy bogged down feeling, a blockage. A swamp is damp, nothing is moving. Dampness may result in bloating, depression, and feeling unmotivated. Poria is one of the most important herbs for “draining the swamp” and restoring a clear calm mind.
Organic Anemarrhena (Zhi Mu)
Zhu Mu is native to the lily family with grasslike leaves and branches. It is the rhizome that is used medicinally. Zhu Mu has been used for centuries with its first recorded usage dating all the way back to 200BC. In Chinese medicine Zhi Mu nourishes yin and relaxes tension. It vents heat which can help calm a restless, racing mind, reduce a fever or night sweats.
Organic Licorice Root (Gan Cao)
Licorice has been used medicinally all over the world for centuries. It is arguably one of the most important herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. One of the reasons it is so important in Chinese medicine is that it harmonizes and enhances the actions of other herbs and its effect goes to all 12 meridians. It is frequently baked in honey (Zhi Gan Cao) before being included in herbal formulas. In this formula Licorice helps calm the spirit to reduce anxiety and insomnia.
Can I take your Sleep Easy Formula when I am pregnant? Breastfeeding?
This formula is designed to be taken by all patients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your healthcare provider for details.
How do I know that the herbs in this formula are organic?
We strive to use 100% USDA organic ingredients whenever possible. Some ingredients in Chinese herbalism are minerals, as opposed to vegetable, and therefore can not be certified organic by USDA. For our international customers, we have attained 100% BCS Oko-Garantie. This is a standard organic certification for the European Union. Its standards meet or exceed USDA certification requirements and certify for mineral ingredients.
Are there fillers in your formulas?
IAOM uses NO FILLERS, NONE. The ingredients listed on our label are the only ingredients in our bottle. Think this is common practice in the herbal industry? Think again.
As the supplement industry is largely self regulated in the US, there is little to no regulation on how much actual herb is involved in an herbal supplement. Corn, wheat, rice, maltodextrin are all frequently used. Not only do these added ingredients adulterate the efficacy of the formula, but they are a source of hidden allergens in herbs.
How do we know that your herbs are non-toxic?
All of our herbs are grown in China. Whenever ingredients are imported from China, the US FDA requires they are proven for “safety”. The following methods of cleaning are acceptable, according to the FDA, for importation: radiation, sterilization, a chemical wash, sulfurization or ultraviolet rays. That’s right. If you are using Chinese herbs, they have previously gone through one of these processes in order to have cleared customs in the US. The herbs we use in our formulas were treated with UV rays, by far the safest way to ensure their efficacy.
Can I take this formula with other medications?
Our all-natural, Chinese herbal formulas are recommended without knowledge of your medications. Please consult your local healthcare provider before combining our products with your pharmaceutical medications.
- Improves quality of sleep, reduces night wakings and early morning waking
- Reduces anxiety and uneasiness, stress, depression, fatigue
- Reduces menopausal insomnia and anxiety
- Recommended Dosage- 3 capsules, 2 times a day.