Herb Formulas Notebook

Jin Yang Guang Gao

Golden Sunshine Paste

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Source: Product label
Author: Sheng Chun Tang Pharmaceuticals

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Qi and Blood stagnation due to trauma

Key Symptoms: Acute or chronic pain and swelling due to injury of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises, trauma and sprains

Sheng Di Huang 16g
Xuan Shen 16g
Chi Shao 16g
Da Huang 16g
Bai Zhi 16g
Mo Yao 7g
Ru Xiang 7g
A Wei 3g (Asafoetedia)
Rou Gui 8g
Resin 100g (unspecified type)
Zinc Oxide 30g
Dong Qing You 5g (Wintergreen/Methyl Salicylate)
Bo He Nao 20g (Menthol)
Ma You 740g (to make 1kg of final product)

Preparation: Raw herbs are ground into a powder and mixed with sesame oil to form a paste.

Apply generous amount to clean, dry affected area. Cover with gauze
15 - 20 hours/day.

Actions: Move Qi and Blood, clears Heat and alleviates pain

Contraindications: For external use only. Do not apply to mucous membranes or on broken or irritated skin.

Other recipes exist for this product including one by an American company called Golden Sunshine who may or may not be a branch of Sheng Chun Tang Pharmaceuticals. This particular list is from a Taiwanese product which included proportions and so is useful for herbalists wanting to make a customised variety based on this formula. The original label had proportions measured as mg in each g. I have multiplied everything by 1000 to make grams in each kilo of final product.

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
American Dragon

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.