Commonly Used Chinese Herb Formulas with Illustrations - Cinnamon and Hoelen Formula (Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan)


1015 桂枝茯苓丸 (Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan)


Cinnamon and Hoelen Formula


Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill



Chinese Name

Pharmaceutical Name

Pin Yin Name

English Name


Ramulus Cinnamomi

Gui Zhi

Cinnamon Twigs



Fu Ling



Cortex Moutan

Mu Dan Pi



Semen Persicae

Tao Ren



Radix Paeoniae rubra

Chi Shao

Red Peony


Classic Literature Reference

Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials from the Golden Chamber, 206).

Compiler: Zhang, Zhong-jingo.



Traditional: Blood stagnancy in the uterus marked by mild and persistent uterine bleeding of purple or dark blood during pregnancy accompanied by abdominal pain that is aggravated by pressure; or masses in the lower abdomen with fixed pain and discomfort, or retention of the lochia; or dysmenorrhea with blood clots or amenorrhea with abdominal pain. A purple tongue or dark spots on the tongue and a wiry pulse are common signs.


Modern: Gynecological disorders such as hysteromyoma, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, ovaritis, dysmonorrhea, irregular menstruation, lochioschesis, leukorrhea, pelvic tumor, pelvic inflammation, infertility; skin disorders such as eczema, urticaria, dermatitis, black spots, pimples, frostbite; nervous disorders such as neuropathy, nervousness, hysteria, neurosis; eye disorders such as sties, hemophthalmus, blepharitis, keratitis; lumbago, stiff and aching shoulders, headache, hypertension, arthritis, neuralgia, and rheumatism.

Pattern of Blood Stagnancy in the Uterus


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