Tongjing Wan

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Tongjing Wan (simplified Chinese :痛经丸; traditional Chinese :痛經丸) is a brownish-black pill used in Traditional Chinese medicine to "promote blood flow, dispel cold, regulate menstruation and relieve pain". [1] It tastes slightly sweet and bitter. It is used where there is "abdominal pain during menstruation due to stagnation of blood by cold ". [2] Tongjing Wan is to be taken before menstruation.

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Chinese classic herbal formula

NameChinese (S)Grams
Radix Angelicae Sinensis当归 75
Radix Paeoniae Alba白芍 50
Rhizoma Chuanxiong川芎 37.5
Radix Rehmanniae Preparata熟地黄 100
Rhizoma Cyperi (stir-baked with vinegar)香附 (醋炒) 75
Radix Aucklandiae木香 12.5
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride青皮12.5
Fructus Crataegi (carbonized) 山楂 (炭) 75
Rhizoma Corydalis延胡索 50
Rhizoma Zingiberis Preparatum炮姜 12.5
Cortex Cinnamomi桂皮 12.5
Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae丹参 75
Fructus Leonuri茺蔚子 25
Flos Carthami红花 25
Herba Leonuri益母草 300
Faeces Trogopterori (stir-baked with vinegar)五灵脂 (醋炒) 50

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References

  1. State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN   7-117-06982-1.
  2. Zuo Yanfu, Zhu Zhongbao, Huang Yuezhong, Tao Jinweng, Li Zhaoguo. "Science of Prescriptions", Publishing House of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2002. ISBN   7-81010-650-3.