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Tao-Hong-Si-Wu-Wan is a famous TMC formula for treating cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) with a history of several centuries. It can increase uterine blood flow. Thus, the pill is likely to reduce painful menstrual cramps.


Formula For:

  • Tonifies and invigorates the Blood
  • Regulates Blood circulation
  • Breaks up Blood Stagnation
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Alleviates pain


Can be used for treating: 

  • Irregular menstruation with distention and pain
  • Anemia
  • Endometriosis
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Postpartum weakness
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Cataract
  • Urticaria
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Obesity
  • Herpes zoster
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Insomnia
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Dizziness
  • Diabetes
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Guillain-Barre disease
  • Acute myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord)
  • Progressive muscular dystrophy
  • The sequelae of poliomyelitis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Emphysema
  • COPD
  • Senile dementia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Herniated lumbar disc
  • Low back pain
  • Gout
  • Dry skin
  • Premenstrual breast distention
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Menorrhagia
  • Early menstruation
  • Chloasma
  • Measles
  • Psoriasis
  • Erythema
  • Nodusium
  • Dermatosclerosis
  • Keloid
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sequelae of stroke
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Headache
  • Bone fractures
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Itching
  • Skin Bi
  • Amenorrhea
  • Scleroderma
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Premature ovarian failure, prevention
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Flat warts
  • Vertigo
  • Atrophy (Wei) Syndrome
  • Acute infectious multiple neuritis
  • Hysterical paralysis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Stomach cancer
  • Asthmatic bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Dermatitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Palpitations
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Late menstruation
  • Postpartum anemia
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Anicteric viral hepatitis
  • Coronary Heart disease
  • Sore throat

Tao Hong Si Wu Wan / Cardiovascular diseases 桃红四物汤


Rx. Ligustici Chuanxiong    Chuan Xiong

Activates Blood, regulates Qi, expels Wind-Cold, alleviates pain, and treats headaches.
With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses, and amenorrhea and Wind-Damp Invasion blocking the Blood vessels causing pain, numbness, and paralysis.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis    Dang Gui  

Tonifies Blood regulates menses, activates and harmonizes Blood, disperses Cold, reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh, and alleviates pain.
With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood.
With Bai Shao, Shu Di Huang, and Chuan Xiong, for menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Stasis.
With Tao Ren and Hong Hua, Ramenorrhea, pain, swelling, and other symptoms associated with Blood Stasis.


Rx. Paeoniae Alba    Bai Shao  

Nourishes Blood, regulates menstruation, astringes Yin, calms Liver Yang, and alleviates pain.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.


(Rx. Paeoniae Rubra)    (Chi Shao)  

(Clears Heat, cools the Blood, activates Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, eliminates pain, and clears Liver Fire. - Substitute for Bai Shao in some sources.)
(With Chuan Xiong, for abscess, boils, and trauma-induced pain.)
(With Tao Ren, for Blood Stasis induced menstrual disorders, especially those characterized by early period, excessive bleeding, and thick purple clots.)


Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata    Shu Di Huang  

Tonifies Blood and nourishes Yin, Jing, and Blood.
With Dang Gui and Bai Shao, for dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, and menstrual dysfunction due to Blood Deficiency.
(Rx. Rehmanniae)    (Sheng Di Huang)    (15g)    (Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin, and generates fluids. - Substitute for Shu Di Huang in some sources.)
(With Bai Shao, for Blood Deficiency Heat.)


Sm. Persicae    Tao Ren

Dispels Blood Stasis and activates Blood circulation.
With Hong Hua, for dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea with abdominal pain, clotting, and scanty flow and rheumatoid arthritis due to Blood Stasis.
With Hong Hua, Chi Shao, and Dang Gui, for trauma with pain.


Flos Carthami    Hong Hua  

Activates the Blood, regulates menstruation, dispels Blood Stasis, and alleviates pain.
With Chuan Xiong, for chest and abdominal pain due to Qi and Blood Stasis.

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