M Y R R H . T A B L E T S

General Activities
disperse static blood, alleviate pain, nourish blood

Sample Indications for Use
pain or swelling with blood stasis, chronic inflammation

To Personalise, Add
Salvia Shou Wu for leg pains due to restricted circulation
Millettia 9 for myalgia
Chiang Huo 13 for treatment of arthritis with severe sharp pain
San Qi 17 for injuries
Lindera 15 for post-partum or severe menstrual pain
Blue Citrus Tablets for acute mastitis

Myrrh Tablets are intended for a course of therapy lasting a few days to a few weeks to treat severe infections, inflammation, or injuries. Long term use is not contraindicated but should not be necessary.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Myrrh Tablets is a therapy for blood stasis basis on the use of gum resins, myrrh and frankincense. These are added to the traditional formulas Tao Hong Si Wu Tang (persica and carthamus added to Si Wu Tang) and Cinnamon and Persica Combination (Zhecong Yin), a Japanese prescription for abdominal blood stasis that also includes Si Wu Tang (see Tang Kuei Four Combination; Ancient and Modern Formulas). Lycopus, earthworm, and curcuma have also been added to dredge the obstructed channels. This formula differs from another Seven Forests prescription for blood stasis, San Qi 17 (which has eight herbs in common with this formula) only slightly: Myrrh Tablets is more suited to treatment of blood stasis caused by non-injury factors, such as infections and inflammation, while San Qi 17 is best used for injuries (including surgical injury); however, they can be substituted for one another if necessary. For long term treatments following a course of therapy with Myrrh Tablets, consider Remission Pills, which includes Tang Kuei Four Combination with persica and carthamus, or Salvia Shou Wu. The tonic herbs in Myrrh Tablets, including the ingredients of Tang Kuei Four Combination and cinnamon twig, alleviate the concern that a strong blood vitalising formula might be contraindicated for persons of weak constitution. One can add or substitute Millettia 9 to increase tonic effects while maintaining strong blood vitalising action. For infections that are resistant to antibiotic therapy, consider using Myrrh Tablets to help the antibiotics (or herb formula, such as Patrinia 7) and immune cells gain access to the site of infection.

Myrrh, Frankincense, Lycopus, Persica, Carthamus, Peony, Earthworm, Curcuma, Tang kuei, Cnidium, Rehmannia, Cinnamon twig
Pin Yin
moyao, ruxiang, zelan, taoren, honghua, shaoyao, dilong, yujin, danggui, chuanziong, shengdi, guizhi