The Great Regulator
a.k.a. Minor Bupleurum Formula
The Great Regulator supports the immune systems of normal healthy individuals. It also supports the functions of the liver and respiratory systems. In addition, it has a Qi tonic component. Our formulation is standardized to the main bio-active component known as Baicalin (a component of the herb Scutellaria, one of the formulation’s primary ingredients). This is the main formula in classical Chinese herbalism for regulating Qi, thus the name “The Great Regulator.” This product was formerly called Activated Minor Bupleurum Combination.
This is the classical “Minor Bupleurum Formula” (modified by standardization) used for nearly eighteen centuries in Asia. What distinguishes Minor Bupleurum Formula (The Great Regulator) from other brands is the quality of the herbs used to produce it,the production technology, and the standardization of a major component to achieve optimum activity.
ALL HERBS in China (and from most places) come in different grades based upon their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing conditions, care of the cultivators or collectors, and processing at various stages of the supply chain and during production.
That’s a lot to consider. But Dragon Herbs does take ALL factors these into account in selecting our raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
The Great Regulator is so widely consumed in China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this production uses low grade herbs for price reasons. Many of the peasants of China take The Great Regulator, so many factories produce it with very cheap materials so that it costs just pennies.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less effective, raw materials for The Great Regulator or any of its products. Dragon Herbs identifies sources of the BEST raw material, the kind preferred in Shanghai or Hong Kong by those who know herbs and want the best. We use this premium material to produce this important formula.
Production technology also matters. Most factories just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a couple of hours, then they make a powdered extract of the tea using a lot of excipient (usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low temperature extraction using very pure water and no chemicals. We add the herbs carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in The Great Regulator can only be cooked for a few minutes. These “short cook” herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end. For example, Fresh Ginger rhizome in The Great Regulator must be cooked just for a few minutes because of its aromatic oil content.
One very important process that most factories skip involves the collection of aromatic oils from the tea. Real The Great Regulator has a sweet-spicy aroma. This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and the oils are allowed to evaporate, the true power of The Great Regulator cannot be achieved – even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes its herbs using an “oil trap.” An oil trap is a sophisticated device connected to the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and collects them in crystallized form. These collected essential oils are therefore not lost. They are added back into the extract at the end of the process.
In addition, we at Dragon Herbs pay careful attention to research done on this and other classical formulations. It has been shown that when the constituent Scutellaria is standardized in this formula to 50% baicalin, that the Qi regulating effects are optimized. So that is what we do. And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!*
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Bupleurum root, Prepared Pinellia rhizome, Fresh Ginger rhizome, Red Jujube fruit, Chinese Ginseng root, Scutellaria baicalensisroot (standardized to 50% Baicalin), Chinese Licorice root.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.