Rose Si Wu Tang for the Spring

By Dr. Ann Wang

In Spring, wind dominates the Qi of the season and the liver dominates the qi mechanism of internal organs, so it is advisable to soothe and nourish the liver during this time. With this in mind, I'd like to shine a spotlight on the wonderful but little known formula, Rose Si Wu Tang, a perfect formula to soothe and nourish the liver for the season. 

Si Wu Tang is the top women’s health formula for blood nourishment; and rose (Mei Gui Hua) is fragrant, soothes the liver, promotes qi, and nourishes the blood. Rose is traditionally used to ease emotions, relieve depression, and improve sleep. The taste of rose is delicate and elegant, which can relieve stagnation of live qi, and calm and ease the mind. Furthermore, rose helps to regulate blood, promote blood circulation and energy, improve the appearance of the skin, and can even help promote metabolism when taken long-term.

Rose Si Wu Tang makes the perfect combination blend for the Spring season and provides these three main benefits.

  1. Regulates Mood:

Rose Si Wu Tang contains roses, which soothe the liver, regulate qi, relieve stagnation of liver qi, express stagnant qi and help lifts depressed moods and ease emotions. It also assists the smooth running of qi and blood and reduces PMS that is caused by weak qi and blood or stagnation of qi and blood stasis. 

  1. Nourishes Blood:

Rose Si Wu Tang contains Dang Gui which nourishes blood, resists spasms, and enhances immunity and constitutions.

  1. Regulates Menstruation:

Rose Si Wu Tang nourishes both yin and blood. The essential oil contained in Dang Gui increases blood flow, dilates peripheral blood vessels, regulates the menstrual cycle, and can help women with menstrual cramps.

To make Rose Si Wu Tang, add 10-15 grams of rose flower granules (1 sachet) to 100 grams of Si Wu Tang granule formula, and shake the bottle until the mixture is even.

Dosage: Mix one teaspoon with hot water and take twice a day.

Want to learn more? Read Dr. Wang's first article about Mei Gui Hua HERE.