Last modified on 13 August 2014, at 14:46




(At least one of the forms in the hanzi box is uncreated. Detected: "牛黃上清丸".)




  1. A reddish-brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to remove heat, quench fire, dispel wind and alleviate pain in the treatment of headache and dizziness with blood-shot eyes, tinnitus, sore throat, ulcers in the mouth or on the tongue, painful swelling of the gums and constipation".

Niuhuang Shangqing pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Calculus Bovis 牛黄 2
Herba Menthae 薄荷 30
Flos Chrysanthemi 菊花 40
Spica Schizonepetae 荆芥穗 16
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae 白芷 16
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 16
Fructus Gardeniae 栀子 50
Rhizoma Coptidis 黄连 16
Cortex Phellodendri 黄柏 10
Radix Scutellariae 黄芩 50
Radix et Rhizoma Rhei 大黄 80
Fructus Forsythiae 连翘 50
Radix Paeoniae Rubra 赤芍 16
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 50
Radix Rehmanniae 生地黄 64
Radix Platycodonis 桔梗 16
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 10
Gypsum Fibrosum 石膏 80
Borneolum Syntheticum 冰片 10


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