How Does Chica Work?

We draw from Traditional Chinese Medicine to give you an herbal solution that gently nourishes your liver (your hormone regulator) and supports healthy circulation, so that your blood can leave your body without putting up a fight.*

Herbal Formula

The Chica herbal formula has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, with the first use documented in 1078 during the Song Dynasty. We love our herbs for being safe and gentle for most bodies, while effective enough to support us in our busy lives.

Hormone Balance

Our menstrual cycle guides our hormones through ebbs and flows throughout the month, but we run into trouble when the stresses of modern life throw this cycle out of balance. Chica can help your body return to its ideal hormone levels, giving you a healthy and happy period.

A Better Period in 24 Truffles

Everyone’s period is different, so you might not notice a change in your cycle right away. We recommend that you start off with two boxes of Chica, because natural remedies like ours are cumulative: each month with our herbal formula offers your body a better chance to regulate. Patience pays off, too–by the second month with Chica, over 90% of our customers notice a significant difference in their symptoms!* 

Bupleurum Root

The Motivator

Radix Bupleuri Chinensis / Chai Hu / 柴胡

Bupleurum root stimulates your liver and your blood flow, helping your body shed your uterine lining. This means your muscles won’t have to contract to help remove the old tissue, and since that contraction is what creates cramps, cramps may be reduced or eliminated. 

Honey Fried Licorice Root

The Group Mom

Radix Glycyrrhizae / Zhi Gan Cao / 炙甘草

Honey Fried Licorice root assists the liver in regulating your hormones, and is already hailed as an herbal aide for menstruators with PCOS, as it can help bring high levels of testosterone into balance. As a bonus, Licorice acts as a unifier, balancing the formula and amplifying the properties of the other herbs.

Fresh Ginger

The Hot One

Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens / Sheng Jiang / 生姜

Ginger unifies the herbs in the Chica formula. Valued for its warming and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger aids in digestion and circulation, and is often used for easing sharp cramps and nausea.

Angelica Root

The Coach

Radix Angelicae Sinensis / Dong Quai / 当归

Angelica root is sometimes described as the “female ginseng” and is the powerhouse of the Chica formula. Angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation – essential for a regular and healthy cycle. 

Poria

The Fun Guy

Sclerotium Poriae Cocos / Fu Ling / 茯苓

Poria drains dampness, an excess of moisture that the body collects in the wrong places and makes us feel heavy and fatigued (hello moodiness and bloating). Poria in combination with Atractylodes supports a feeling of balanced mood and digestive rhythm. 

White Atractylodes

The Peacekeeper

Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae / Bai Zhu / 白术

White actractylodes take care of the spleen, an often undervalued organ that helps your body process emotional stress and stablilze mood.

White Peony Root

The Supportive One

Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae / Bai Shao / 白芍

White peony root nourishes your liver, a primary organ responsible for balancing hormones, so that it can be functioning best for your menstrual cycle. White Peony root also boasts anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease painful cramps and tenderness.

Mint

The Chill One

Herba Menthae Haplocalycis / Bo He / 薄荷

Mint cools the liver and works to support the entire Chica formula. Stagnant qi (energy) generates excessive heat in your system, which contributes to symptoms like PMS and acne. Cooling down with mint means that you may experience less of these heat-intensive symptoms