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young; few; little; lack
abdomen; stomach; belly
to pursue; to chase; individually; one by one
hematoma; contusion; extravasted pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A brownish-black pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to promote blood flow, to remove blood stasis, to dispel cold and relieve pain in the treatment of menstrual disorders caused by blood stasis together with cold, accompanied by distension and pain in the lower abdomen, lumbago and leukorrhea".

Shaofu Zhuyu pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Radix Angelicae Sinensis 当归 300
Pollen Typhae 蒲黄 300
Faeces Trogopterori (stir-baked with vinegar) 五灵脂 (醋炒) 200
Radix Paeoniae Rubra 赤芍 200
Fructus Foeniculi (stir-baked with salt) 小茴香 (盐炒) 100
Rhizoma Corydalis (processed with vinegar) 延胡索 (醋制) 100
Myrrha (Commiphora myrrha) (stir-baked) 没药 (炒) 100
Rhizoma Chuanxiong 川芎 100
Cortex Cinnamomi 桂皮 100
Rhizoma Zingiberis Preparatum 炮姜 20


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