Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 11:06



tree; wood
melon; claw; gourd; squash
simp. and trad.




  1. A sugar-coated pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to dispel wind-cold, remove obstruction from collateral channels and relieve pain in the treatment of rheumatic or rheumatoid arthritis with numbness of the limbs, general aching, limpness of the loins and knees and difficulty in walking".

Mugua pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Fructus Chaenomelis 木瓜 80
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 80
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 80
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 80
Radix Clematidis 威灵仙 80
Rhizoma Cibotii (processed) 狗脊 (制) 40
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 牛膝 160
Caulis Spatholobi 鸡血藤 40
Caulis Piperis Kadsurae 海风藤 80
Radix Ginseng 人参 40
Radix Aconiti Preparata 制川乌 40
Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata 制草乌 40


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