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relax; stretch; slow liver
mix together; peace; harmony; and; with; union; cap (a poem); respond in singing; soft; warm
stomach pill
simp. and trad.




  1. A brownish-black pill used in traditional Chinese medicine "to soothe the depressed liver and alleviate mental depression, to regulate the stomach function, and to relieve pain in the treatment of distension and fullness in the hypochondriac region, anorexia, belching, vomiting, epigastric pain and irregular bowel movements".

Shugan Hewei pills have the following herbal ingredients:

Name Chinese (S) Grams
Rhizoma Cyperi (processed with vinegar) 香附 (醋炙) 45
Radix Paeoniae Alba 白芍 45
Fructus Citri 香橼 45
Sarcodactylis 佛手 150
Radix Aucklandiae 木香 45
Radix Curcumae 郁金 45
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (stir-baked) 白术 (炒) 60
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae 陈皮 75
Radix Bupleuri 柴胡 15
Herba Pogostemonis 广藿香 30
Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparata 炙甘草 15
Semen Raphani 莱菔子 45
Semen Arecae (charred by stir-frying) 槟榔 (炒为炭) 45
Radix Linderae 乌药 45


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