Stress Eating Has Met Its Match
Heard of Ambien shopping? Stress snacking can go the same way. We’ve absolutely downed an unfair share of the office candy dish with zero recall of actually doing it.
Between the hormonal joy-rides after 40 and everyday life, stress snacking happens, disproportionally with women.
Enter bupleurum in our Stave the Crave herbal chai, which can help combat stress and stop emotional eating. This way you can be the one in control of your snacking habits, not your lizard brain.
Why We Love Bupleurum
A staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bupleurum really shines when it’s taken with other herbs. This makes it an excellent example of how herbal medicine uses synergistic combinations of ingredients to make formulas that are more than the sum of their parts.
Women’s Stress Relief - Bupleurum is a stress relieving herb and has a long history as part of a traditional Chinese mood supplement called Xiaoyaosan. This concoction is made of bupleurum, chinese peony, dong quai, poria, ginger, licorice, chinese mint and bai zhu, and is commonly used to promote mental health and wellbeing. There’s even research showing that Xiaoyaosan has similar effects to common antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications.
Stop Emotional Eating - When we made our Stave the Crave drink mix, we knew addressing emotional eating from the source would be more impactful than just quenching cravings. Studies have shown that bupleurum and its common formulation, Xiaoyaosan, have the potential to reduce stress and decrease the sugar cravings that come along with it. We’ve paired bupleurum with gymnema sylvestre, another sugar craving-crushing herb, in Stave the Crave.
May Contribute to Healthy Blood Sugar - Stress eating and blood sugar spikes go together like chocolate and peanut butter — a little too well. Thankfully, there’s evidence that bupleurum can be part of balancing healthy blood sugar. This is especially important during perimenopause, when blood sugar spikes can throw hormones out of balance.
Bupleurum has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for at least 2,000 years. Its uses include:
- Depression relief
- Pain relief
- Menstrual disorders
- Promoting Qi and yang energy
Korean & Japanese traditions have also used bupleurum for:
About the Plant:
Bupleurum is a genus that contains many medicinal species. The name bupleurum comes from the latin for ox ribs because early scientists thought that the roots resembled rib bones. Other common names include chai hu, thorow wax and sickle-leaved hare’s ear.
Bupleurum has silvery leaves that grow around the stem and umbels with yellow-green, 5-petaled flowers. The roots are dried and ground up before being made into mood supplements and herbal remedies.
Found In (Wile Products)
- Stave the Crave stress relief chai
Things to Know about Bupleurum:
Bupleurum works on the liver and has a long history of medicinal use for liver conditions. Like many powerful ingredients, though, too much bupleurum can be dangerous. Be careful and talk to your physician before taking bupleurum if you have liver disease or are on liver medications.
Bupleurum is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding people.
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This article is intended for informational purposes and is not intended to replace a one-on-one medical consultation with a professional. Wile, Inc researches and shares information and advice from our own research and advisors. We encourage every woman to research, ask questions and speak to a trusted health care professional to make her own best decisions.