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relax; stretch; slow muscle pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A dark brown pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to dispel wind and dampness, to strengthen muscle and tendon, and to activate blood circulation in the treatment of rheumarthritis, numbness of extremities, pain of tendon and bone, and difficulty in walking".

Shujin pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Semen Strychni (processed) 马钱子 (制) 80
Herba Ephedrae 麻黄 80
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis 独活 6
Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii 羌活 6
Ramulus Cinnamomi 桂枝 6
Radix Glycyrrhizae 甘草 6
Rhizoma Homalomenae 千年健 6
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae 牛膝 6
Olibanum (processed with vinegar) 乳香 (醋制) 6
Fructus Chaenomelis 木瓜 6
Myrrha (Commiphora myrrha) (processed with vinegar) 没药 (醋制) 6
Radix Saposhnikoviae 防风 6
Cortex Eucommiae (processed with salt) 杜仲 (盐炙) 3
Cortex Illicii 地楓皮 6
Radix Dipsaci 续断 3


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