Herbsmith Rx Peony Calm Shen is a combination of herbs to calm heart and resolve liver qi stasis. Great for the the spooky irritable horse.


Anxiety, aggression, fear and irritability

Available In:

  • 500 g Powder
  • 900 g Powder
  • 1200 g Powder
  • Flax Plus 30 day supply
  • Flax Plus 60 day supply

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

(For the 1000 lb Horse)

Traditional Formulas: Administer two (2) tablespoons twice daily for the initial twenty days. Then, administer two (2) tablespoons once a day thereafter. Note: In the event the horse refuses to eat herbs, start with small amounts in the grain until the horse is acquainted with the taste or try the Flax Plus version of this formula. Almost all horses will eat the herbs in their grain.

Flax Plus: Administer one (1) scoop twice daily for the initial twenty days. Then, administer one (1) scoop daily thereafter. Six tablespoon scoop included.

Precautions:Not to be used in pregnant mares.


  • 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
  • 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 Flax Plus only):Ground Flax Seed