Calm ZZZ


Calm ZZZ  uses an integrative approach to treat both the excess and deficient aspects of shen (spirit) disturbance. Clinical applications include stress, anxiety, emotional disturbance, mental disorders, and insomnia.


Chronic and constant stress, anxiety and depression with underlying deficiency

Insomnia with difficulty falling or staying asleep in patients who are stressed or have things on their minds

Type A personality with excessive competitive drive, impatience, sense of urgency without the body strength and constitution to cope with their stress


* Anxiolytic effect to relieve stress and anxiety

* Antidepressant function to lift emotions

* Sedative and hypnotic benefits to treat insomnia

* Muscle-relaxant action to alleviate tension and stiffness


* Calms the shen (spirit)

* Regulates Liver qi

* Sedates Liver fire

* Tonifies the deficiencies


Take 3 to 4 capsules three times daily for stress, anxiety, emotional instability and similar mental disorders. For insomnia, another dose may be taken 30 minutes before bedtime. This formula is safe for long-term use.


Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba)

Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)

Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)

Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci)

Fu Shen (Poria Paradicis)

Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae)

Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis)

He Huan Hua (Flos Albiziae)

Shou Wu Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori)

Suan Zao Ren (Semen Ziziphi Spinosae)

Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi)

Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici)

Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)


Nonstop stress in the modern world places a tremendous burden on the mind and the body to always function in a heightened and alarmed state. Overtime, the mind and the body are unable to relax, leading to a wide variety of dysfunctions throughout the body, including brain (feelings and emotions), heart (hypertension, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease), muscles (stiffness and pain), stomach (acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome), and immune system (weakened immune system, frequent infection). Therefore, optimal treatment requires use of herbs to rescue the mind from stress and restore the body to its optimal health.


Calm ZZZ is designed to treat individuals who are under constant stress but also have a deficient constitution. This is one of the best formulas to treat shen (spirit) disturbance both during the day and at night. Shen (spirit) disturbance during the day can manifest as stress, anxiety and emotional instability. Shen (spirit) disturbance at night manifests as insomnia with difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Many of these patients will also have underlying deficiencies as a result of Liver excess consuming yin and body fluids on a long-term basis. Therefore, optimal treatment requires use of herbs to calm the shen (spirit), regulate Liver qi, sedate Liver fire, and tonify the deficiencies.

In this formula, Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) and Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi) are used to regulate qi circulation and relieve Liver qi stagnation. Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis) calms Liver yang, Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci) sedates Heart fire, and Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae) clears deficiency fire. These three herbs treat the excess aspects of shen (spirit) disturbance and relieve irritability.

In addition, Bai Shao (Radix Paeoniae Alba), Fu Shen (Poria Paradicis), Suan Zao Ren (Semen Ziziphi Spinosae), He Huan Hua (Flos Albiziae), and Shou Wu Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori) calm the shen (spirit) and relieve stress and anxiety by nourishing the Heart. Xiao Mai (Fructus Tritici), Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae) and Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae) calm the shen (spirit) and control emotional instability and prevent the drastic shifting of moods. Together, these eight herbs address the deficiency aspects of shen (spirit) disturbance.