Last modified on 22 December 2014, at 03:14



surrender; to drop; to fall; to come down; to descend
sugar; sweets; candy pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A black lustrous pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to nourish qi and yin, to promote the production of body fluids and quench thirst, in the treatment of diabetes".

Jiangtang pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S)
Radix Ginseng Rubra 红参
Radix Astragali 黄芪
Rhizoma Polygonati 黄精
Poria 茯苓
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 白术
Radix Puerariae 葛根
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis seu Fructus Schisandrae Sphenantherae 五味子
Rhizoma Coptidis 黄连
Radix et Rhizoma Rhei 大黄
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草


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