Zheng Gu Shui, or "bonesetting water" literally, is a liniment popular with athletes, sports fans, and martial art fans alike. It is used to temporarily relieve pains and promote healing from injuries after activities or accidents by applying topically to the skin.† The liniment belongs to the type of Chinese herbal liniments known as dit da jow or die da jiu, which is traditionally made by soaking a set of Chinese herbs in alcohol for a lengthy time. In the process, herbal ingredients are slowly released and thus extracted into the liquid. The reputation Zheng Gu Shui enjoys is largely attributable to its century-old herbal formulation, which is properietary.
From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Zheng Gu Shui promotes blood circulation to disperse blood stasis, soothes the channels and invigorates the collaterals to relax tendons and muscles, and reduces swelling and pain.†
As a topical analgesic lotion, Zheng Gu Shui helps relieve minor aches and pains of muscles and joints due to simple backache, strains, bruises, and sprains.†
Zheng Gu Shui may be applied before exercise as well to relax tendons and muscles and increase energy. Simply rub or spray the lotion on the skin. One may even mix some Zheng Gu Shui with water in a bathtab and take bath to enjoy relaxation of a tired body.
Inactive Ingredients: Alcohol, Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Siebold & Zucc.) rhizome, Paniculate swallowwort [Pycnostelma paniculatum (Bge.) K. Schum.] root, shin-leaf prickly ash [Zanthoxylum nitidum (Roxb.) DC.] root, water, zedoary rhizome.
1. Zheng Gu Shui External Analgesic Lotion 3.4 Fl Oz (100 ml).
2. Zheng Gu Shui External Analgesic Lotion Spray 2 Fl Oz (60 ml).
Zheng Gu Shui is an OTC drug registered in the USA (NDC 59321-055) and is manufactured by Guangxi Yulin Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd..
We always carry the latest batch for both products.
Keep container tightly closed. Store at room temperature under 86 ??F (30 ??C).
Soak a cotton swab with Zheng Gu Shui and gentally apply to the affected area, or spray the liquid to the affected area and rub gentally for 2 to 3 times daily.
In more severe cases, soak a cotton ball with Zheng Gu Shui and leave the ball on top of the affected area for 1 hour. The cotton may be loosely wrapped with gauze as needed.
Do not apply more than 4 times per day.
Children under 2 years of age: Do not use, consult a doctor.
Side effectsOccasional skin irritation or rash may occur.
1. For external use only.
2. Flammable. Keep away from fire or flame.
3. Do not use on wounds and on damaged or irritated skin.
4. Do not use during pregnancy.
Do not bandage tightly.
Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist for more than 7 days.
Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days.
Stop use and ask a doctor if excessive irritation develops.
Stop use and ask a doctor if nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, or skin rash occurs.
Stop use and ask a doctor, when using for pain of arthritis, if pain persists for more than 10 days or redness is present.
Do not use in conditions affecting children under 12 years of age.
Keep out of reach of children.
If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Let the lotion dry before dressing to avoid staining of clothing. However, stains can be removed by alcohol.