Also known as: Gastrodia Uncaria, Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula
Gastrodia (Tian Ma) has been incorporated into traditional Chinese herbalism for several thousand years. Notoriously difficult to grow and cultivate, gastrodia has long been known as a "superior" herb due to its long record of safety and reliability.
Gastrodia is often confused with one of its chemical components, Gastrodin (or Gastrodine). According to the Institute for Trad Med, Gastrodin is the only unique compound among gastrodia's five main active ingredients (the other compounds are found in several plants). Gastrodin's activity is indistinguishable from that of gastrodia. Gastrodin makes up, on average, about 0.4% of the gastrodia tuber, and the other similar compounds together make up a similar amount.
Tian Ma Gou Ten Wan combines traditional Gastrodia with Uncaria into a common formula often used to address internal liver wind.
Haliotis diversicolor shell, Taxillus chinensis stem and leaf, Uncaria rhynchophylla twig and thorn, P mlti vine, Poria cocos fungus, Leonurus japonicus herb, Gastrodia elata rhizome, Gardenia jasminoides fruit, Scutellaria baicalensis root, Eucommia ulmoides bark, Cyathula officinalis root, Talcum, Activated carbon, Botanical wax. - Shi jue ming, Sang ji sheng, Gou teng, Ye jiao teng, Fu ling, Yi mu cao, Tian ma, Zhi zi, Huang qin, Du zhong, Chuan niu xi, Talcum, Activated carbon, Botanical wax.