Tianma Wan

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Tianma Wan (Chinese: 天麻丸) is a blackish-brown pill used in Traditional Chinese medicine to "relieve rheumatism, alleviate muscle contracture, remove obstructions from collaterals and channels, promote blood circulation and relieve pain".[1] It is slightly aromatic and tastes slightly sweet and bitter. It is used where there is "deficiency of liver and kidney, stagnation of wind-damp marked by muscle contracture and numbness of the limbs, aching in the loins and legs".[2] The binding agent of the pill is honey.

Chinese classic herbal formula[edit]

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Rhizoma Gastrodiae 天麻 60
Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii 羌活 100
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis 独活 50
Cortex Eucommiae (stir-baked with salt) 杜仲 (盐炙) 70
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 牛膝 60
Rhizoma Dioscoreae Hypoglaucae 山药 60
Radix Aconiti Lateralis (processed) 生附子 (炙) 10
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 100
Radix Rehmanniae 生地黄 160
Radix Scrophulariae 玄参 60

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References[edit]

  1. ^ State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7-117-06982-1.
  2. ^ Long Zhixian, Li Qingye, Liu Zhanwen. "Formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine" (方剂学 fāngjì xué), Academy Press (学苑出版社 xuéyuàn chūbǎnshè), Beijing University of Traditional Medicine. 2005. ISBN 7-5077-1270-2.