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Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Wan)
(Bruise Mender™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Jin Gu Die Da Wan, Bruise Mender™, 筋骨跌打片) is a Chinese herbal medicine that promotes blood circulation to remove Blood stasis, and strengthens bones and tendons to speed recovery from injury.
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    What does it do?

    Speeds up recovery time from injury

    There's no getting around it ... when you break a bone or have a trauma of another nature, it's going to take a long time to heal. But wouldn't it be great to get back on the tennis court or golf links sooner than the average person (or whatever else it is you enjoy doing)?

    Many people aren't aware that herbal medicine may speed up recovery time from injury. But Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), specifically for trauma and injuries, dates back several centuries. And unlike the western approach of icing an injury, thereby decreasing blood flow, the TCM approach is to speed healing by invigorating Blood. This allows both Qi and blood to flow unobstructed, which may help alleviate discomfort.

    One of the most famous TCM herbal remedies for injury recovery is Jin Gu Die Da, or translated into English, "Tendon and Bone Healing." Our unique formulation of this classic TCM remedy is BruiseMender™, which may help quicken your recovery time.

    Complex formula breaks blood stasis and mends bones and tendons

    It may come as no surprise that Chinese medicine for traumatic injuries has its roots in martial arts. In fact, the curriculum for what can be described as "trauma medicine" was created in martial arts schools. The discipline of treating fractures, sprains, and mending the bones and tendons evolved from injuries sustained both in martial arts training and from those on the battlefield.

    Unlike other health concerns that have a more esoteric TCM pathology for the uninitiated, it's easy for any lay person to understand why bruising and swelling occur after an injury. However, it's worth mentioning how BruiseMender works from a TCM perspective.

    BruiseMender is one of the most complex formulas in Chinese medicine. Some TCM formulas for trauma contain as little as a handful of herbs. In comparison, BruiseMender has 23 ingredients.

    Several of the herbs in BruiseMender break up blood stasis, which is essentially blood trapped in the vessels. Other herbs move and strengthen the blood. In addition, some of the herbs by nature mend or strengthen bones and connective tissue. And some of the herbs are mild Yang tonics. Yang is warming energy, which is necessary for speeding up healing time. When traumatic injury occurs, blood has a tendency to stagnate. BruiseMender works by breaking up this blood stasis. This action is critical, especially if you are following the usual western protocol of immobilizing a joint after a traumatic injury, which causes blood stasis.

    How does BruiseMender work?

    Because of the large amount of ingredients in the formula, the actions of the herbs will be abbreviated and grouped together.

    The chief blood-stasis breaking herb in BruiseMender is San Qi (Notoginseng). The other herbs that assist in resolving blood stasis and/or invigorate the blood include Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root); Bai Shao (White Peony Root); Chi Shao (Red Peony Root); Tao Ren (Peach Kernel); Hong Hua (Safflower), which also unblocks the Channels; Liu Ji Nu (Artemesia Herb), which also reduces swelling; Su Mu (Sappan Wood), which also may assist in reducing swelling; Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Bark); Mo Yao (Myrrh Resin), which also reduces swelling; Ru Xiang (Boswellia Resin), Jiang Huang (Turmeric), and San Leng (Bur Reed Tuber), all three of which also promote Qi movement; and Tian Gua Zi (Muskmelon Seed), which also is used in TCM applications for wound healing.

    Ingredients in the formula that may reduce swelling and/or promote the mending or strengthening of sinews and bones include Gu Sui Bu (Drynaria Rhizome); Xu Duan (Teasel Root); Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum); and Tu Bie Chong (Ground Beetle), which also dissolves stasis.

    Supporting herbs in the formula are Fang Feng (Siler Root), which stops spasms; Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange), which breaks up stagnant Qi and eliminates accumulations; Mu Tong (Akebia vine), which promotes and unblocks urination; and two herbs which expel phlegm: Jie Geng (Platycodon Root) and Gan Cao (Licorice Root), which also relaxes spasms.

    Does research support BruiseMender?

    The chief herb in the formula, San Qi, enhances repair of tissue damage by inhibiting platelet adhesion and aggregation, and preventing thrombosis and improving microcirculation. Moreover, its therapeutic effect in this study is better than that of aspirin.1

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Notoginseng
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
    Radix Paeoniae Rubra
    Semen Pruni Persicae
    Flos Carthami Tinctorii
    Herba Siphonostegiae
    Rhizoma Drynariae
    Radix Dipsaci Asperi
    Lignum Sappan
    Cortex Moutan Radicis
    Resina Boswelliae Carterii
    Resina Commiphorae Myrrhae
    Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
    Rhizoma Sparganii Stoloniferi
    Radix Saposhnikoviae Divaricatae
    Semen Melo
    Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
    Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Caulis Akebiae Trifoliatae
    EupolyPhaga seu Steleophaga
    (San Qi)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Bai Shao)
    (Chi Shao)
    (Tao Ren)
    (Hong Hua)
    (Bei Liu Ji Nu)
    (Gu Sui Bu)
    (Xu Duan)
    (Su Mu)
    (Mu Dan Pi)
    (Ru Xiang)
    (Mo Yao)
    (Jiang Huang)
    (San Leng)
    (Fang Feng)
    (Tian Gua Zi)
    (Zhi Shi)
    (Jie Geng)
    (Gan Cao)
    (San Ye Mu Tong)
    (Zi Ran Tong)
    Tu Bie Chong
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Bruise Mender™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Jin Gu Die Da Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Jin Gu Die Da Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for Bruise Mender™ is 5 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Bruise Mender™ has a mild action and therefore it takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Differentiation in Usage
    Jin Gu Die Da Pian is best suitable when an acute body injury occurs due to accidents in sports or at work.

    Side Effects
    Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.

    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    Allergy Info
    Jin Gu Die Da Pian (Wan) contains Tao Ren (Peach Kernel).

    In the Media

    1. Use with caution during mense and lactation.
    2. Use with caution for old and weak people.
    3. Avoid oily, cold food.
    4. Not recommended for a long term use.
    5. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic kidney, liver or heart diseases.
    6. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    7. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Wang J. et al., Effect of Radix notoginseng saponins on platelet activating molecule expression and aggregation in patients with blood hyperviscosity syndrome. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2004 Apr;24(4):312-6.
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