Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 02:44



a step; a pace; walk; march; stages in a process
simp. and trad.




  1. A brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to replenish the liver and kidney and strengthen the tendons and bones in the treatment of deficiency syndrome of the liver and the kidney marked by aching and limpness of the loins and knees and weakness in the legs, causing difficulty in walking".

Jianbu pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Cortex Phellodendri (processed with salt) 黄柏 (盐炙) 40
Rhizoma Anemarrhenae (processed with salt) 知母 (盐炙) 20
Radix Rehmanniae Preparata 熟地黄 20
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 10
Radix Paeoniae Alba (stir-fried with wine) 白芍 (酒炙) 15
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 牛膝 35
Os Pardi (processed) 豹骨 (制) 10
Carapax et Plastrum Testudinis (processed with vinegar) 龟板 (醋炙) 40
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (processed with salt) 陈皮 (盐炙) 7.5
Rhizoma Zingiberis 干姜 5
Herba Cynomorii 锁阳 10
Caro Caprinus seu Ovillus 羊肉 320


  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). “Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)”. Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.