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to set; to fix; to determine; to decide; to stabilise; to order
the earth-; female-principle
red; pellet; powder; cinnabar
simp. and trad.




  1. A blackish-brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine to "nourish qi and blood, regulate menstruation, soothe the depressed liver, as well as to treat dysmenorrhea, abnormal uterine bleeding, morbid leucorrhea, anemia, exhaustion of blood, and various postpartum deficiency syndromes and hectic fever in consumptive diseases". Honey is used as the binding agent.

Some of the ingredients of the Dingkun pill are:

Name Chinese (S)
Radix Ginseng 人参
Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum 鹿茸
Stigma Croci 红花
Caulis Spatholobi 鸡血藤
Radix Notoginseng (Panax notoginseng) 三七
Radix Paeoniae Alba 白芍
Radix Rehmanniae (steamed) 生地黄 (蒸)
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae 白术
Fructus Lycii 枸杞子
Radix Scutellariae 黄芩
Rhizoma Cyperi 香附
Fructus Leonuri 茺蔚子
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎
Cornu Cervi Degelatinatum 鹿角霜
Colla Corii Asini 阿胶
Rhizoma Corydalis 延胡索


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