Cardiovascular Support 1

Cardiovascular Support 1

  • Cardiovascular Support 1 (Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang)

    Herbal Creatures™ Cardiovascular Support 1 is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used to improve blood circulation and disperse stagnant blood.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Cardiac and vascular disorders, including angina, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy arrhythmia, cor pulmonale and hypertension
    • Structural disorders of the chest including inter-costal neuralgia, costochondritis, thoracic muscular strains, and physical injury to the chest including pneumothorax
    • Head trauma, post-concussion syndrome, migraine and trigeminal neuralgia
    • How it works

      Cardiovascular Support 1 is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang, used to treat symptoms arising as a result of poor blood circulation and thick or stagnant blood. The formula is valued for its ability to invigorate blood circulation without consuming blood, and to dispel blood stasis while encouraging the production of new blood.

      The combined biomedical actions of the formula include vasodilatation, antispasmodic, anti-hyperlipidaemic, anti-platelet and anti-coagulation effects.

      Human clinic studies and research show beneficial use of the formula in the treatment of cardiac ischemia, bradyarrhythmia, pneumothorax, phlebitis, concussion, stroke, atherosclerosis, hyperlipidaemia and endometriosis.

      Traditional understanding

      Persicae Semen, Carthami Flos, Chuanxiong Rhizoma, Angelicae sinensis Radix and Paeoniae Radix rubra all invigorate blood circulation and dispel blood stasis, with the first three herbs having a stronger focus on the upper body, and the latter two the lower body with an additional function to nourish and moisten the blood. Rehmanniae Radix (SDH) nourishes and cools the blood, clearing heat and inflammation. Cyathulae Radix (CNX) improves circulation by eliminating blood stasis and inducing the downward movement of blood. Bupleuri Radix (CH) supports the Liver and relieves constraint.

      Platycodi Radix (JG) and Aurantii Fructus (ZK) expand the chest and promote the intake and movement of qi (oxygen), and Glycyrrhizae Radix (GC) aids in the absorption of, and function of, the rest of the formula. 


      For cardiovascular issues in the middle parts of the body combine with Cardiovascular Support 2

      For cardiovascular issues in the lower parts of the body combine with Cardiovascular Support 3

      For systemic cardiovascular issues in all parts of the body combine with Cardiovascular Support 2 and Cardiovascular Support 3

    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Radix Bupleuri

      Chai Hu


      Radix Paeoniae Rubra

      Chi Shao


      Radix Cyathulae

      Chuan Niu Xi


      Rhizoma Chuanxiong

      Chuan Xiong


      Radix Angelicae Sinensis

      Dang Gui


      Radix Glycyrrhizae

      Gan Cao


      Flos Carthami

      Hong Hua


      Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae

      Huai Niu Xi


      Radix Platycodi

      Jie Geng


      Radix Rehmanniae

      Sheng Di Huang


      Semen Persicae

      Tao Ren


      Fructus Citri Aurantii

      Zhi Ke


    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.
      • Contraindicated during pregnancy.


      Scheid, Volker et al (2009) Chinese herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies 2nd Ed, pp 564-568.

      Chen, John K et al (2012) Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians, Art of Medicine Press, California, pp 700-705.

      McLean, W. and Taylor, K. (2003) The Clinical Manual of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, 2nd Ed, p252.