四神丸

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin sìshén wán
Zhuyin ㄙˋ ㄕㄣˊ ㄨㄢˊ
IPA (key) /sz̩⁵¹ ʂən³⁵ u̯a̠n³⁵/

NounEdit

四神丸 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin sìshén wán)

  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

ReferencesEdit

  • State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:20