This is a popular remedy (known as Die Da Wan in Mandarin, or Tien Ta Wan in Cantonese) to help the body heal and recover after injuries (and is especially popular with martial arts athletes), and is a must for a Traditional Chinese Medicine first-aid kit. This high-quality formula promotes the healing of bruises, sprains, fractured/broken bones, and wounds, and improves the circulatory and nervous systems.
This is from the oldest and best-known purveyor of Die Da Wan, a company founded by legendary Hong Kong bone-setter, Lung Choy Shun (also spelled Leung Choi Shung) over 150 years ago.
One of its main ingredient is San Qi, also known as Panax pseudoginseng or notoginseng, an herb well-known for its ability to heal cuts and hemorrhaging--an in vivo study showed San Qi can heal wounds 1.5 times faster.
The medicine comes inside a wax-sealed ball that must be cut open. To take, slice herbal medicine into tiny pieces and roll into balls. Swallow with warm water. You can also chew into the ball directly, although the herbs can be quite bitter so most will find the first method easier. (This formula can also be used externally by dissolving in 2-3 oz of vodka over 1 or 2 days and applying directly to the injury.)
For injuries, take 1 ball a day (half in the morning, half in the evening), ideally for 3 continuous days. For minor injuries, take 1/2 a ball a day.
Notoginseng root (San Qi)
Honey (Feng Mi)
Dong Quai root (Dang Gui)
Cattail Pollen (Pu Guang)
Safflower Flower (Hong Hua)
Dragons Blood herbal resin (Xue Jie)
Chinese Peony root and bark (Chi Shao)
Myrrh gum resin (Mo Yao)
Frankincense gum resin (Ru Xiang)
Do not take if you are on Warfarin or blood thinners.