Si Wu Tang

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Pin Ying Name: Si Wu Tang

English Name: Four Substance Decoction

Chinese Name: 四物湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Rx. Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang

Strengthens the Liver and Kidneys and nourishes the Yin of the Blood.

With Bai Shao, strongly nourishes Liver Blood.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao

Nourishes Blood, preserves Yin, calms Liver Yang and alleviates pain.

With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood. With Dang Gui and Shu Di Huang, for dizziness, blurred vision and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Blood Stasis.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui

Nourishes and activates Blood, regulates Liver and Kidneys, regulates menses and alleviates pain.

With Shu Di Huang, Bai Shao and Chuan Xiong, for menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Stasis.

Rx. Ligustici Chuan Xiong

Invigorates Blood, moves Qi, releases Stagnation and alleviates pain.

With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses and amenorrhea.

Formula Actions
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Regulates the Liver
  • Improves Blood circulation
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Liver Blood Deficiency
  • Liver Wind Stirring Internally: Liver Blood Deficiency Generates Wind
  • Liver Blood Stagnation due to Blood Deficiency
  • Insufficiency of the Chong and Ren channels
Clinical Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pale, lusterless complexion
  • Pale nails
  • Pale lips
  • Generalized muscle tension
  • Tremors and tics
  • Irregular menstruation with little flow
  • Amenorrhea
  • Periumbilical pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Spotting of pale Blood
  • Postpartum uterine bleeding
  • Maybe Five Sole Heat
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • Maybe leukorrhea
  • Maybe fever
  • Firm, painful abdomen
  • Sporadic fever and chills
  • Menorrhagia
  • Hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain
  • Unstable fetus with bleeding
  • Chills and fever
  • T: Pale
  • C: Normal
  • P: Thready and wiry or Thready and choppy
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Anemia
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Postpartum weakness
  • Postpartum anemia
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Urticaria
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Vascular headache
  • Insomnia
  • Lumbago
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Panarthralgia
  • Cataracts
  • Amenorrhea
  • Late menstruation
  • Optic atrophy
  • Vertigo
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson' disease
  • Addison's disease
  • Fever
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Neurasthenia
  • Hypotension
  • Lochiorrhea
  • Postpartum abdominal pain
  • Neurogenic headache
  • Headache due to trauma
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Postpartum clots or bleeding
  • Fetal restlessness
  • Lochioschesis
  • Menorrhagia
  • Psoriasis
  • Menstrual pain
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Breech presentation
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Sciatica
  • Itching
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Eczema
  • Abdominal masses
  • Calf spasm
  • Gastralgia
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Numbness
  • Constipation
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Neurosis
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Puerperal fever
  • Contraindicated for those with acute, severe blood loss.
  • Contraindicated for those with severe weakness or labored breathing.
  • Modify for those with constitutional Spleen Yang Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with dehydration.
  • Use with caution for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency due to the Stagnating nature of Shu Di Huang.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood or Qi collapse.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.

More Information Formula Herb

*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).