Tao Hong Si Wu Wan - Four Substances Pills With Safflower And Peach Pit

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Tao Hong Si Wu Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "tao hong si wu wan" , 桃红四物汤, which in english is "four substances pills with safflower and peach pit", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the blood" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Tangkuei Four Combination With Safflower And Peach, Four Ingredient Pills with Safflower And Peach Seed.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • A modified version of si wu tang with the inclusion of tao ren and hong hua which make it slightly more moving for the blood - for blood deficiency with blood stagnation with particular emphasis on the lower jiao - dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, heavy bleeding, other stasis symptoms such as fibroids, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, etc. as well as related psychological issues such as depression.
  • Can be used post-delivery for retained lochia.

Tao Hong Si Wu Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during the early phases of a cold or flu.

Our shop contains tao hong si wu wan from the following manufacturer:

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For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Tao Hong Si Wu Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewHong Hua (Safflower Flower)

Invigorate blood, unblock menstruation - blood stasis patterns w/amenorrhea, abdominal pain, post partum dizziness, lochioschesis, abdominal masses. Dispels blood stasis, alleviates pain - blood sta…

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

ViewTao Ren (Peach Seed)

Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess. Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to …

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Tao Hong Si Wu Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, heart blood deficiency, liver blood deficiency and/or spleen blood deficiency.

Tao Hong Si Wu Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), depression, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), fibroids, infertility, insufficient lactation, postpartum depression and/or pregnancy

As noted above, tao hong si wu wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the blood", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDan Gui Shao Yao Wan (Dang Gui And Peony Powder)

Blood deficiency with poor water circulation - generally used for abdominal pain during pregnancy - mild to moderate possibly with cramps, lower body edema and difficult urination. Above issues wi…

ViewSi Wu Tang Wan (Four Substances Pills)

The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regulating menstruation in Chinese Medicine terms - irregular cycles, amenorrhea or long cycles. Postpartum issues such as uterine bleeding when …

All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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