Herbsmith Rx Peony Calm Shen is a combination of herbs to calm heart and resolve liver qi stasis. Great for the fear aggressive dog.

Available In:

  • Powder
  • 75 g Powder
  • 150 g Powder
  • 500 g Powder
  • 900 g Powder
  • 1200 g Powder

Chinese Theory

Anxiety is the negative emotion of disturbed heart shen and aggression and irritability are the negative emotion of a liver imbalance. It is not unusual in veterinary practice to see combinations of fear and anxiety with irritability and aggression.

Liver Qi stagnation is brought on by stress and chronic frustration as well as toxins. So liver Qi stagnation is commonly experienced in todays animals. In the five element theory liver affects heart or wood affects fire. So as the liver Qi Stagnation exists in the patient it can also affect the heart shen. Resulting in the combination of negative emotions of irritability and aggression with anxiety and fear.

Treatment Principles: Calm heart shen, Nourish heart, Soothe liver, and nourish blood

Suggested Use

  • Powder
  • For Dogs:
  • <15 lbs…….¼ tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • 15-30 lbs……….½ tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • 31-80 lbs…….1 tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • 81-120 lbs…..1 ½ tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • >120 lbs……..2 tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • For Cats:
  • ¼ tsp. twice a day, or as prescribed
  • Herbal Bites
  • For Dogs and Cats: Administer 1 disc per 15 lbs. twice daily


  • Bai Shao Yao / White Peony Root
  • Bai Zi Ren / Biota Seed
  • Chai Hu / Bupleurum Root
  • Dan Shen / Salvia Root
  • Dan Gui Tou / Angelica Sinensis
  • Fu Shen / Poria
  • Mai Men Dong / Ophiopogon Tuber
  • Mu Li (Shu) / Oyster Shell
  • Qing Pi / Tangerine Peel (green)
  • Suan Zao Ren / Zizyphus
  • Jujube Seed (suan zao ren)
  • Tian Men Dong / Asparagus Tuber
  • Wu Wei Zi / Schisandra Fruit
  • Xiang Fu Zi / Nut Grass Rhizome – Cyperus
  • Xuan Shen / Scrophularia Root
  • Ye Jiao Teng / Polygonum Multiflorum Vine
  • Yuan Zhi / Polygala Root

  • Inactive Ingredients in Herbal Bites Only: Beef