Login

Classical Formula Glossary

Glossary Home

Guo Qi Yin (Delayed Menstruation Decoction) 過期飲

Back

Formula Type Formulas that Tonify
Diagnosis Blood deficiency and blood stasis in those with a tendency to be cold
Action Warms the menses, dispels blood stasis, nourishes blood
Indication Overdue menses with scanty menstrual flow (often with blood clots) and pain and distention in the lower abdomen before and during menses. P: submerged, strong
Remarks Also used for painful menstruation due to blood deficiency and stasis of Qi and blood, in which case it is usually given for 4-5 days prior to onset of period and is continued through the first day of the period
Ingredients

Dang Gui (6 g)

Bai Shao (6 g)

Shu Di Huang (6 g)

Xiang Fu (Zhi) (6 g)

Chuan Xiong (3 g)

Hong Hua (untested) (2 g)

Tao Ren (2 g)

E Zhu (1.5 g)

Mu Tong (Chuan) (Organic) (1.5 g)

Gan Cao (Zhi) (untested) (2 g)

Rou Gui (untested) (1 g)



Back

This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.