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:

  • Tao Hong Si Wu Wan - HBW
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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:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Hong Hua (Safflower Flower) - Invigorate blood, unblock menstruation - blood stasis patte…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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  • Tao Ren (Peach Seed) - Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disord…
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    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:

  • Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan (Dang Gui And Peony Powder) - Blood deficiency with poor water circulation - generally …
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  • Si Wu Tang Wan (Four Substances Pills) - The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regula…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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