Research Article

Elucidation of the Effects of Si-Wu Tang on Menstrual Disorder Patterns through Activation of Aromatase and Antioxidation

Table 1

The formula of Si-Wu-Tang including its components and their functions.

Name (Chinese name)Scientific Name (Family)Substance markersDose (g)Category of medicineRole in the Formula

Rehmanniae (, Shu Di Huang)Root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch (Scrophulariaceae)catalpol7.5Blood-tonifying medicinalSovereign

Angelicae (當歸, Dang Gui)Root of Angelica sinensis Diels (Umbelliferae)ferulic acid7.5Blood-tonifying medicinalMinister

Paeoniae (芍藥, Shao Yao)Root of Paeonia lactiflora Pall (Paeoniaceae)gallic acid, paeoniflorin paeonol, 1,2,3,4,6-pentagalloylglucose7.5Blood-tonifying medicinalAssistant

Chuanxiong (川芎, Chuan Xiong)Root of Ligusticum chuanxiong Hortorum (Umbelliferae)ferulic acid, ligustrazine7.5Blood-activating and stasis-resolving medicinalAssistant