S H O U . W U . T A B L E T S

General Activities
nourish blood and yin

Sample Indications for Use
blood deficiency, yin deficiency, premature gray hair or loss of hair, back ache, tinnitus, dry skin

To Personalise, Add
Millettia 9 for numbness and aching in the back and limbs
Tang kuei 18 for dry skin and hair
Rehmannia 16 for persisting yin deficiency
Eleuthero 10+ for symptoms associated with aging
Morus Fruit Tablets for tinnitus or blurred vision due to yin/blood deficiency
Restorative Tablets for menopausal symptoms
Salvia Shou Wu for alopecia

This formula is intended for long-term therapy in treating deficiency due to aging or chronic stress or illness.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, and hot water extract of ho shou wu is added; the mixture is formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 and 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Shou Wu Tablets is a formula intended to provide a substantial dose of ho shou wu. According to the Chinese-English Manual of Commonly-Used Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this herb is mainly used “to invigorate the liver and kidney, benefit essence and blood; for insufficiency of essence and blood manifested as baldness, backache with weakness of the knee joint, immovability of extremities, hemiplegia and paraplegia; for blood deficiency syndrome manifested as sallow complexion, palpitation, dizziness, somnambulism, epilepsy, urticaria, and dermatoxerasia; for hypofunction of the liver and kidney with emission or leukorrhea; recently, also used for hypercholesterinemia and atherosclerosis”. The herb is provided as a single ingredient in several patent preparations from China. Shou Wu Tablets includes two other herbs, ligustrum and morus fruit, that have the same basic properties (nourish yin and blood) as ho shou wu but different active constituents (oleanolic acid and flavonoids, respectively), with the intention of enhancing the effect of the main ingredient. These ingredients also help to inhibit the agitation of internal wind that leads to tinnitus and dizziness. A small amount of alpinia is added to promote digestion of the yin and blood nourishing tonics. This formula is particularly appropriate for signs of premature aging, such as drying of the skin, loss and whitening of the hair, and aching of the lower back and limbs. See also Sheng Fa Wan (Pine Mountain), which is based on modern Chinese herb treatments for alopecia.


Ingredients
English
Ho shou wu, Morus fruit, Ligustrum, Alpinia
Pin Yin
heshouwu, sangshen, nuzhenzi, yizhiren