Four-Substance Decoction with Safflower and Peach Pit (Tao Hong Si Wu Tang)



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Details of Four-Substance Decoction with Safflower and Peach Pit
Peach kernel stimulates blood movement in the intimate areas.

Alternative Names

  • Tao Hong Si Wu Tang
  • Tao Hung Szi Wu Tang
  • Persica, Carthamus and Tang-kuei Decoction
  • Pearch Kernel and Safflower plus Four Herbs
  • Tangkuei Four and Persica Carthamus Combination

This is an important Chinese herbal formula for regulating hormones and blood flow. You shouldn’t take this formula if you are pregnant and without a TCM practitioner to guide you. (Taking this to prevent pregnancy is not an option with this either.)


Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]

  • Dang gui is probably the most famous of all herbs associated with women’s health. However dang gui can be used to promote blood healthy circulation for men as well. Women get the added benefit of its blood nourishing properties. Western medicine looks to hormonal regulation to explain dang gui’s actions.

Chuan Xiong 川芎 Sichuan lovage root, cnidium, chuanxiong root Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong

  • Chuang xiong is a spicy little number that moves the blood. In a way, this herb acts a little bit like baby asprin in keeping the blood unstuck and flowing well through the vessels.

Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]

  • Bai shao’s properties of nourishing the blood also serve to regulate the so-called “liver qi” which could be described as having a calming influence.

Shu Di Huang 熟地黄 cooked rehmannia root, prepared Chinese foxglove root Rehmanniae Radix preparata [supports pregnancy]

  • Shu di huang is a thick black herb that grows deep into the ground. This depth of root means that it can serve to nourish very deeply. In Chinese medicine, the “blood” is considered the deepest of the levels of the body.

Tao Ren 桃仁 peach kernel, persica Persicae Semen [don’t use if pregnant]

Hong Hua 紅花 safflower flower, carthamus Carthami Flos [don’t use if pregnant]

  • Tao ren is commonly teamed up with Hong Hua. They both assist the blood moving functions of the other four herbs in this formula to stimulate the cardiovascular system, regulate the hormonal system, and stimulate movement of blood in the microcapillaries to keep your skin and body youthful and supple.

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate

Recommended for these thermal natures:

<span=”RecommendedDoseSchedule”>Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

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