This formula is a modification of Sheng Ji Yu Hong Gao ("Engender Flesh Jade Red Ointment") found in Shang Ke Zheng Zong ("Assembly of Orthodox Traumatology") which is itself a combination of two formulas, Sheng Ji Gao ("Engender Flesh Ointment") and Yu Hong Gao ("Jade Red Ointment"). In fact, there are more than 25 different versions of Sheng Ji Gao as well as numerous versions of Yu Hong Gao in the Chinese medical literature.
Clears heat, moves the blood and stops pain, engenders flesh and eliminates putridity
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Mo Yao (Myrrha)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Zi Cao (Radix Arnebiae/Lithospermi)
Xue Jie (Sanguis Draconis)
Bai Wei (iRadix Cynanchi Atrati)
Bing Pian (Borneolum)
Do not apply to profusely weeping or suppurating sores.
Method of Use
Apply to open cuts or sores one or more times per day.
Within the Blue Poppy version, Zi Cao (Radix Arnebiae/Lithospermi) and Bai Wei (Radix Cynanchi Atrati) clear heat, cool the blood, and resolve toxins. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), Mo Yao (Myrrha), and Xue Jie (Sanguis Draconis) quicken the blood and stop pain. Mo Yao also engenders the flesh. Bing Pian (Borneolum) clears heat and alleviates pain. According to Bensky and Gamble, it is “commonly used in topically applied powders to regenerate the flesh.”
For external use only. Not for internal consumption. Keep out of the reach of children.