Xiao Yao Wan - 逍遥丸 - Free & Easy Wanderer (Capsules)

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What is Xiao Yao Wan?

Xiao Yao Wan, known as “Free and Easy Wanderer,” is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal formula renowned for managing stress-related symptoms since the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Its blend of eight medicinal herbs work to harmonize the body's Qi, particularly addressing liver-spleen disharmony and mood imbalances.

What are the benefits of Xiao Yao Wan?

Xiao Yao Wan is widely known for its mood-regulating effects. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Xiao Yao Wan regulates Liver qi, strengthens the Spleen and tonifies blood. TCM practitioners often recommend Xiao Yao Wan for irritability, headache, fatigue, PMS and other conditions associated with Liver qi stagnation with blood and Spleen qi deficiency.

What is the dosage and method for taking Xiao Yao Wan?

The generally recommended dosage of Xiao Yao Wan in capsule form is four capsules, two to three times daily; or as loose granules, 4.5 g mixed with hot water, 2-3 times per day. However, always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.

Please see What's the Recommended Dosage for Granule Herbs? for more information.

When can I expect to see results?

Xiao Yao Wan typically starts to show effects within days. However, like all treatments, its efficacy can vary from person to person.

Does Xiao Yao Wan have any side effects?

While Xiao Yao Wan 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 Xiao Yao Wan with caution.

As with any Chinese herb, we recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about Xiao Yao Wan before any course of treatment is started. 

Where to buy Xiao Yao Wan

For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Xiao Yao Wan capsules as well as granules in 100g bottles and bulk packaging

If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Xiao Yao Wan, 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.

Xiao Yao Wan from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ ISO Lab Tested & GMP Certified
✔️ Bio-Authentic with Full Traceability
✔️ Sustainably Sourced from Dao Di Farms

Chinese Name: 遥丸, Xiao Yao Wan
Alternate Name: Xiao Yao San
English Name: Free & Easy Wanderer
Functions: Soothes the liver resolves constraint regulates mood, nourishes blood and fortifies the spleen, spreads liver Qi, harmonizes the liver and spleen.
Potency: Concentrated 5:1; Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract.
Available in: Capsules, 100g Granules and Granules in Bulk Packaging

Ingredients (2023 Formulation):

Bai Shao (Chao) White Peony Root (Processed)
Bai Zhu White Atractylodes Rhizome
Bo He Mint Herb
Chai Hu Bupleurum Root
Dang Gui Chinese Angelica Root
Fu Ling Poria
Gan Cao (Mi) Licorice Root (Processed)
Pao Jiang Ginger (Blast-Fried)

Ingredients (Updated Formulation):

Chai Hu Bupleurum Root
Dang Gui Chinese Angelica Root
Bai Shao  White Peony Root 
Fu Ling Poria
Bai Zhu (Chao) White Atractylodes Rhizome (Processed)
Bo He Mint Herb
Gan Cao (Mi) Licorice Root (Processed)

Ingredients provided for reference. Bottles containing 2023 Formulation will be fulfilled until they are sold out - to verify which formulation is currently being shipped, contact us through chat or at herbs@treasureoftheeast.com

TCM Pattern:

Depression due to liver constraint, blood deficiency and spleen weakness, liver and spleen disharmony, liver Qi stagnation with blood deficiency, Qi and blood stagnation, fatigue due to blood deficiency


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).

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