E U P O L Y P H A G A . T A B L E T S

General Activities
disperse stagnant blood, clear heat, nourish blood

Sample Indications for Use
abdominal pain, masses, severe blood stasis, fatigue associated with qi and blood stagnation, emaciation and loss of appetite, rough dry skin

To Personalise, Add
Lotus Leaf Tablets for liver cirrhosis and fatty liver
Salvia Shou Wu for peripheral vascular diseases
Corydalis 5 for abdominal pain due to blood stasis
Bupleurum S for intestinal adhesions
San Qi 17 or Myrrh Tablets for uterine myoma
Paris 7 or Chih ko and Curcuma for liver cancer
Rhubarb 17 for constipation from advanced disease

This formula is intended for use over a period of several weeks to resolve blood stasis; one may then switch to other milder blood vitalising formulas, such as Salvia Shou Wu or MIllettia 9

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Eupolyphaga Tablets is a derivative of a traditional prescription that remains widely used in China: Rhubarb & Eupolyphaga Formula (Dahuang Zhechong Wan), which treats a blood stasis syndrome in weakened individuals. For example, it is given for consumptive disorders that show signs of blood stasis, such as abdominal pain and dryness (eg constipation, dry skin). Applications of the traditional formula in China, sometimes with slight modifications, include a variety of liver diseases (eg cirrhosis, liver cancer), amenorrhea, and fibroids. Consumptive diseases that are presented to practitioners of Chinese medicine today include cancer, terminal liver disease, and AIDS. Eupolyphaga Tablets also reflects the formula Duo Ming Dan (Life Saving Pellet), which includes the ingredients persica, calamus, eupolyphaga, rhubarb, and carthamus. It is used in treatment of head injuries, bone fractures, and other blood stasis disorders. The current formula includes peony and rehmannia to nourish the blood and yin and scute and raw rehmannia to cool the associated deficiency heat. The blood vitalisers (all other herbs in the formula except licorice) are said to “crack” the static blood that is blocking one’s vitality. After the major part of the blood stasis is resolved, one can switch to tonic therapies or mixed tonic and blood vitalising therapies for long-term recovery. In this formula, rhubarb with apricot seed and persica provides a mild laxative effect for dry constipation (see Rhubarb 17). This formula may be helpful for persons with advanced cancer who are taking morphine and suffering from morphine-induced constipation (can be supplemented by Rhubarb 17).

Ingredients
English
Eupolyphaga, Rehmannia, peony, Earthworm, Rhubarb, Scute, Scute, Licorice, Persica, Apricot seed, Leech, Lacca
Pin Yin
zhechong, shengdi, baishao, dilong, dahuang, huangqin, gancao, taoren, xingren, shuizhi, hongzigen