HERB FORMULAS

English: Saposhnikovia Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-12g Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Qin Jiao, for Wind Damp Bi with spasms of the tendons or numbness of the limbs and pain due to Wind-Dampness in patients with Blood Deficiency.
With Ma Huang, dispels Wind-Cold from the Exterior.
Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen 4-21g Discharges Exterior conditions. releases the muscles, especially of the neck and upper back, relieves Heat and generates fluids.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3-15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, regulates the menses, disperses Cold and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao 4.5-15g Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, relieves pain, clears Heat and cools the Blood.
Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang 1.5-10g Induces sweating, releases the exterior, promotes urination, reduces edema and warms and disperses Cold pathogens.
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao 3-12g Expels Wind-Dampness, opens the channels and soothes the sinews and collaterals.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 3-18g Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire and detoxifies.
  • Relieves Wind-Cold-Damp
  • Produces sweat
  • Invigorates Blood circulation
  • Relieves pain
  • Disperses Heat
  • Wind-Damp Bi: Wind Predominant
  • Migrating pain
  • Multiple joints or muscular areas
  • Sometimes changes area
  • Usually affects wrist, elbow or knee joint
  • Sometimes chills and fever
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Superficial
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For rheumatoid arthritis: For carpal tunnel syndrome:
+ Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui - Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Poria Fu Ling - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang - Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ Fr. Jujube Da Zao - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Bul Allii Cong Bai + 9g Poria Fu Ling
For elbow pain: + 9g Fructus Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo
- Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 9g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling + 6g Pheretima Di Long
+ 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi For elbow pain at night:
For elbow pain with aversion to Cold in the elbow: - Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling + 3g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
+ 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 15g Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
+ 5g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang For elbow pain with fever:
+10g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi - Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
For elbow pain with a feeling of heaviness in the elbow: - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 15g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling For elbow pain with redness and swelling:
+ 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi - Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
For elbow pain with fever and a burning sensation in the elbow: + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + 15g Poria Fu Ling
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 15g Caulis Lonicerae Ren Dong Teng
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 10g Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi For elbow pain with neck pain:
+ 10g Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For elbow pain with a headache: - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao For Wind predominant osteoarthritis:
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling - Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 12g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 10g Fr. Viticis Man Jing Zi - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with pain in the upper limbs: + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang + 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with pain in the lower limbs:
+ 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with knee pain: + 12g Poria Fu Ling
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with shoulder pain:
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong - Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with pain in the spinal column: + 12g Poria Fu Ling
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang + 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng + 9g Rx. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with low back pain:
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 9g Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with more severe cold limbs: - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 12g Poria Fu Ling
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling + 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with Qi and Blood Deficiency:
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 9g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 3g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
For Wind predominant osteoarthritis with Liver and Kidney Deficiency: + 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
- Hb Ephedrae Ma Huang + 12g Poria Fu Ling
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 30g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 12g Poria Fu Ling + 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng
+ 12g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 12g Hb. Aristolochiae Mollissimae Xun Gu Feng + 15g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong For shoulder pain:
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 9g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 9g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For severe shoulder pain at night:
For shoulder pain with aversion to Cold on the shoulder: - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling + 15g Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao For shoulder pain with coughing and white sputum:
+ 3g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
For shoulder pain with a fever: - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 15g Poria Fu Ling
+ 15g Poria Fu Ling + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 10g Rx. Platycodi Jie Geng
+15g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu For shoulder pain with a runny nose:
+ 5g Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For neck pain: + 10g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 15g Poria Fu Ling
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 6g Poria Fu Ling + 10g Rx. Peucedani Qian Hu
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi For gout and toe pain:
+ 9g Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 9g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
For gout and toe pain with toe spasms due to Cold: + 10g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ 10g Poria Fu Ling + 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
For gout and toe pain with stiffnes of the toes due to Wind-Cold:
+ 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi + 10g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
For gout and toe pain with swelling of the toes:
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui + 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 10g Poria Fu Ling + 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + more (15g) Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang For gout and toe pain with swelling and redness of the toes:
+ 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo + 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
+ 10g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
For gout and toe pain with fever and chills: + 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui + 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ 10g Poria Fu Ling + 10g Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+10g Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji
+ 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
For gout and toe pain with a headache due to Wind-Cold:
+ 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao - Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao - Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ 10g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
For gout and toe pain with a poor appetite due to Wind-Cold: + 10g Poria Fu Ling
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
- Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
- Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin + 6g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 5g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui + 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 10g Poria Fu Ling + 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 10g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
   
+ 10g Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
   
   
+ 5g Fr. Jujube Da Zao    
+ 3g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao    
+ 10g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia