Picture of the four herbs in Si Wu Tang

Si Wu Tang (Four Substances Decoction)

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This is an exciting episode of the Sperb’s Herbs podcast. This episode covers the Chinese formula Si Wu Tang. Each episode of the podcast will go into great depth about a single formula. Besides covering the basics of the formula including category, and functions of both the formula and the individual herbs in the formula, we will explore the history, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each formula. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about episode’s formula.

Course Goals

A participant will be able to:

  1. Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Si Wu Tang
  2. Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Si Wu Tang
  3. Understand the history of Si Wu Tang, especially in the context of the Chinese classics
  4. Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions