Summary

  • The focus this formula is on the back and lower body and to dispel Wind-Cold-Damp to relieve pain
  • Traditionally used to nourish the blood, liver and kidneys and to strengthen tendons and bones 
  • The formula contains several herbs that activate the blood to dispel blood stasis, along with the tonifying ingredients

Indications: 

  • Chronic arthritic and rheumatic conditions of the lower body, i.e. lower back, hips, knees and toes
  • Lumbago
  • Sciatica

TCM Syndromes: 

  • Wind-Cold-Damp Bi
  • Blood deficiency 
  • Liver-Kidney deficiency
  • Blood stasis

Key clinical features: 

  • Chronic arthritis of the joint(s) in lower limb
  • Low back pain, sciatica
  • Symptoms worsened by cold and wet weather conditions
  • Tongue is pale
  • Pulse is thready, weak

Dosage & warnings

3 capsules twice daily 1 hour away from meals

Avoid foods that may aggravate arthritis, e.g. sugar, caffeine, citrus, salt, red meat, dairy products, additives, soft drinks, white flour, nightshades, white potatoes, tobacco
Avoid hydrogenated fats
Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. heparin, warfarin or aspirin)

Only take as directed.

Formulation

Ingredient
Paeonia lactiflora (root) ext. equiv. dry (Bai Shao) 196.2 mg
Rehmannia glutinosa (root) ext. equiv. dry (Di Huang) 196.2 mg
Loranthus parasiticus (stem) ext. equiv. dry (Sang Ji Sheng) 196.2 mg
Angelica pubescens (root) ext. equiv. dry (Du Huo) 156.6 mg
Cinnamomum cassia (stem bark) ext. equiv. dry (Rou Gui) 117 mg
Angelica polymorpha (root) ext. equiv. dry (Dang Gui) 117 mg
Chaenomeles speciosa (fruit) ext. equiv. dry (Mu Gua) 117 mg
Cyathula officinalis (root) ext. equiv. dry (Chuan Niu Xi) 117 mg
Dipsacus asper (root) ext. equiv. dry (Xu Duan) 117 mg
Eucommia ulmoides (bark) ext. equiv. dry (Du Zhong) 117 mg
Ligusticum wallichii (root) ext. equiv. dry (Chuan Xiong) 117 mg
Notopterygium incisium (root & rhizome) ext. equiv. dry (Qiang Huo) 117 mg
Cyperus rotundus (rhizome) ext. equiv. dry (Xiang Fu) 79.2 mg

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This product is listed with the TGA - AustL 174262. The TGA publishes product info, including excipients under the "Other ingredients" subheading (not typically listed on the product label). Download the TGA public summary below.