Classical Pearls - Single Herb Extracts
Classical Pearls manage the sourcing, production and formulation of the highest quality ingredients into unique and potent formulations based on the classical medical texts, and fine-tuned to treat modern patients suffering from the complex diseases of our times.
Herbal medicine was once the only modality to cure serious diseases. Today, the intricate alchemical principles and the experience based approach of traditional herbal science has become overshadowed by laboratory parameters—often to the detriment of clinical results. It is the mission of Classical Pearls to launch a return to the classical and clinic-based roots of Chinese herbal medicine.
Each of Classical Pearls patent herbal formulas is designed with these simple, classical principles of Chinese herbalism:
» Emphasis on the alchemical integrity of classical formulas
» Focus on the synergistic “fusion” effect of herb combining
» Integrating the deepest classical level of understanding organ network physiology
» Attention to inherent yin-yang balance in formula design
» Flexible, experience based modification approach that addresses the clinical problems of our day
» Preservation of effective herbal approaches that are in danger of getting lost
» Highest standards of ingredient purity
» Promotion of traditional alchemical growing technique
Classical Pearls is proud to be part of an international movement that seeks to honor and restore the classical origins of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is a highly sophisticated science and deeply spiritual art form. We believe in trusting what history has taught us – that Chinese herbal formulation is based on simple foundational principles that are often ignored or misunderstood in the construct of modern TCM education. With these formulas and the core educational concepts behind them, their goal is to preserve the true clinical power and efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine.
Each of the Classical Pearl remedies incorporates principles of classical formula design synthesized from the ancient texts of Oriental medicine and a variety of classical lineage approaches. Based on over two decades of clinical experience, tightly structured classical formulas have been combined and fine-tuned to the modern diseases of our time. It is our sincere hope that the study and use of the Classical Pearls series of products can help Oriental medicine practitioners increase their clinical efficacy and gain a better understanding of the time-honored principles of alchemical wisdom that are gradually being forgotten.
Each of these unique formulas is consistent with the principles elucidated in the classical texts of Chinese medicine. All formulas have been designed by Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, according to ancient principles of herb combining laid out in classical medical texts and relevant clinical lineages that have emerged from them. With over three decades of experience researching and translating the classics, Dr. Fruehauf has fine-tuned each formula from a modern clinical perspective to treat patients suffering from the complex diseases of our time.
Rigorous testing ensures the purity of our ingredients.
Classical Pearls formulas are free of pharmaceuticals, preservatives, dyes, yeasts, or sugars, and all ingredients are independently tested in a US laboratory for heavy metals, pesticides, and microbes.
White Peony, Paeonia lactiflora root, Paeoniae Radix alba
Processed according to traditional principles by drying crude materials in a 3-step process on wooden planks over fire, producing potent and fragrant herb pieces.
Processed in the traditional qing banxia style, which is most potent in its anti-phlegm effect.
Caution - untreated!
Powdered extract of fragrant/potent red atractylodes from Shaanxi.
Aconitum kusnezoffii, cured (traditionally prepared; from Jiangyou in Sichuan)
Aconitum carmichaelii (mother root), cured (traditionally prepared; from Jiangyou in Sichuan)
Salvia miltiorrhizae Radix
Powdered extract of top grade Angelica sinsensis root from Gansu.
Eucommia, Eucommiae Cortex, Eucommia ulmoides bark
Tonifies spleen qi, disinhibits stagnating dampness/fluids, and calms shen.
Ignited Yellow Earth, Terra flava usta
Aconitum carmichaelii (lateral root offshoots), cured (traditionally prepared; from Jiangyou in Sichuan)
Aconitum carmichaelii (lateral root offshoots), cured traditionally prepared; from Jiangyou in Sichuan)
Licorice root, honey-prepared, Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata, Glycyrrhiza glabra root
Dried in the sun producing a very soft and velvety crude material
Guan Zhong (Mian Ma), 100g
A safe and effective anti-parasite, antiinflammatory and anti-cancer herb that features prominently in Daoist Gu prescriptions*
Made entirely from the tips of Vietnamese cinnamon twigs, a more potent species than the commonly used Chinese cinnamon
Magnolia Bark, Magnoliae officinalis Cortex, Magnolia officinalis bark
Japanese Knotweed, Polygonum cuspidatum root, Polygoni cuspidati Rhizoma
Phellodendron, Phellodendri Cortex, Phellodendron chinense stem bark
Polygonatum root, Polygonatum sibiricum rhizome, Polygonati Rhizoma
Coptis, Coptidis Rhizoma, Coptis chinensis rhizome
Ophiopogon, Ophiopogon japonicas tuber, Ophiopogonis Radix
Herb That Eliminate Gu Toxins
Powdered extract of genuine top grade Vietnamese cinnamon bark. Crude material oozes red oil when scraped, a mark of potency.
Amomum villosum (from Burma)
Dioscorea, Dioscoreae Rhizoma, Dioscorea oppositifolia rhizome
Peach seed, Prunus persica seed, Persicae Semen
Apricot seed, Prunus armeniaca seed, Armeniacae Semen
Scrophularia, Scrophularia ningpoensis root, Scrophulariae Radix
Powdered extract of kidneys, penis, and testicles of grass-fed male goats
Epimedium brevicornum (traditionally prepared with lamb fat; from Shaanxi)