Tian Ma - 天麻 - Gastrodia
Chinese Name: 天麻, Tian Ma
English Name: Gastrodia
Latin Name: Gastrodiae Rhizoma
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract; concentrated 5:1; granules (100g/bottle).
Properties: Faint odor, neutral; sweet and slightly acrid.
Functions: Extinguishes wind, relieves tetany, calms liver, lowers yang, dispels wind, frees channels.
Available in: 100g granules
Dao Di: Anhui Province, Lu'an City, Huoshan County
What is Tian Ma?
Tian Ma, or Gastrodia Rhizoma, is a powerful traditional Chinese medicine ingredient known for its brain-related health benefits.
It's been used for centuries to address conditions like vertigo, seizures, and migraines. Tian Ma is included in TCM formulas such as Ban Xia Tian Ma Bai Zhu Tang (to address hypertension), and Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin (to relieve liver Yang hyperactivity).
What are the benefits of Tian Ma?
Tian Ma, a traditional Chinese herb, is historically used to calm liver wind, remove dampness, and improve circulation.
TCM practitioners often include Tian Ma in herbal formulations for addressing health problems like migraines, vertigo, and convulsive illnesses.
What is the dosage and method for taking Tian Ma?
Tian Ma is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Tian Ma may be taken in capsule form or loose granules. Granules dissolve best in very hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Tian Ma typically starts to take effect within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.
Does Tian Ma have any side effects?
While Tian Ma is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or postpartum as well as people with liver disease, should avoid or use Tian Ma with caution.
As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Tian Ma before any course of treatment is started.
Where to buy Tian Ma
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Tian Ma granules in 100g bottles.
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Tian Ma, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Tian Ma from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms
Treasure of the East’s herbal extracts are full-spectrum, water-based extracts produced by Tianjiang Pharmaceutical. Unlike standardized extracts, which contain a concentrated quantity of a single marker chemical, full-spectrum herbal extracts contain all the active chemical constituents of whole herbs in concentrated form. Treasure of the East herbs are full-spectrum and extracted using only purified water (more information).