Last modified on 4 June 2014, at 14:49




(At least one of the forms in the hanzi box is uncreated. Detected: "首烏丸".)




  1. A black pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to replenish the liver and the kidney, to strengthen the tendons and bones, and to blacken the hair, in the treatment of hyperlipemia, and deficiency syndrome of the liver and the kidney marked by dizziness, blurring of vision, tinnitus, aching of the loins, numbness of the limbs and premature greying of hair and beard".

Shouwu pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Radix Polygoni Multiflori Preparata 制何首乌 360
Radix Rehmanniae 生地黄 20
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae (processed with wine) 牛膝 (酒制) 40
Fructus Mori 桑椹 182
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (processed with wine) 女贞子 (酒制) 40
Herba Ecliptae 旱莲草 235
Folium Mori (processed) 桑叶 (制) 40
Semen Sesami Nigrum 黑芝麻 16
Semen Cuscutae (processed with wine) 大豆菟丝子 (酒制) 80
Fructus Rosae Laevigatae 金樱子 259
Fructus Psoraleae (processed with salt) 补骨脂 (盐炙) 40
Herba Siegesbeckiae (processed) 僿莶草 (制) 80
Flos Lonicerae (processed) 金银花 (制) 20


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