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Si Wu Tang (Four-substance decoction) 四物湯


Formula Type Formulas that Tonify
Diagnosis Generalized blood deficiency and stagnation
Action Tonifies the blood and regulates the Liver.
Indication Dizziness, lusterless complexion and nails, muscle tension, insomnia, irregular menses with little flow, lower abdominal pain.Tongue: palePulse: thin and wiry or thin and choppy
Remarks Also for menorrhagia, hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain, and restless fetus disorder

Dang Gui (tested) (12 g)

Chuan Xiong (tested) (6 g)

Shu Di Huang (Organic) (21 g)

Bai Shao (Organic) (15 g)


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