Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 04:57



four; 4
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
simp. and trad.




  1. A brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to warm the kidney and the spleen and check diarrhea in the treatment of diminished function of the spleen and the kidney with cold manifestations, marked by diarrhea occurring before dawn daily or loose stools with abdominal pain, aching in the loins and cold limbs".

Sishen pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Semen Myristicae 肉豆蔻 200
Fructus Psoraleae (stir-baked with salt) 补骨脂 (盐炙) 400
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis seu Fructus Schisandrae Sphenantherae (processed with vinegar) 五味子 (醋制) 200
Fructus Evodiae (processed) 吴茱萸 (制) 100
Fructus Jujubae (with kernel removed) 大枣 200


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