A miracle pain relieving liniment, which means “rectify bone water” or “fix bone water”.  The formula was formulated by Chinese herbalists over 500 years ago (some say over 1000) for treating broken bones, healing fractures and injuries received during combat training.  In present day, Zheng Gu Shui has become an important in treating all kinds of injuries including sports and road accidents. In martial art practice, there is maximum chance a person will suffer from sprained or dislocated joints. When Sacred Plants Farmacy’s Zheng Gu Shui liniment is applied to the affected part of the body, it relieves the pain and quickly starts the healing process. For fractures and broken bones, it helps in quick regeneration of broken bone tissue. We make the full strength, original formula, not the watered-down version exported from China.


  • The recipe is effective in treating arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, tennis elbow, cranky knees, shoulders (rotator cuff) and backs. With consistent use it heals the underlying injuries.
  • Speeds up the healing process
  • Heals inflamed and torn ligaments
  • Promotes blood circulation
  • Helps in breaking blood stasis
  • Promotes energy circulation in all body parts
  • Helps disperse swelling
  • Effective for stopping bleeding internally and bruises
  • Strengthens bone and tendon
  • Heals fractured bone
  • Effective against swelling and inflammation during manual bone setting
  • Cures severe bruise and traumatic sprains

Directions for Use:

Apply a small amount to affected area, wait for it to absorb and apply a bit more. We recommend applying with your non-dominate hand and breathe in the vapors to absorb the ingredients into your blood stream via lungs for 5 to 10 min. Reapply as needed at least 3 – 5 times per day.

For deep injury to bone or tendon that is under much muscle or fat, soak cotton ball in the formula, apply to the affected part of the body and wrap the cotton ball with gauze. Leave the liniment for absorption for 1 hour, (applicable for upper limbs) and 1 to 1.5 hours (for lower limbs).  For fractures leave it for 30 min. to 2 hours.

The liniment is useful before and after exercise to treat soreness and strengthen tendons. It is also applicable for acute injuries marked with pain and swelling. The other application includes massaging with our liniment before or after exercise.  You can also add this liniment to bath water for body aches and upper respiratory stuffiness (inhale deeply) of a cold.

This is for external use only.  Wash your hands thoroughly and do not apply to broken skin, eyes, or mucus membranes.

Developed by Chinese Master Herbalist over 1000 years ago, it is used today to treat pain or trauma from backache, arthritis, strains, bruises, sprains, breaks, and more. This external analgesic liniment is a must for everyone’s first aid cabinet.

Zheng Gu Shui is well known in many martial arts, and sports medicine circles for it’s quick and effective healing properties and pain relief. Used by martial artists to aid in the healing of iron fist training, it is believed to stimulate circulation, reduce pain and swelling, and improve healing of injuries and wounds.

Today the most common applications for Zheng Gu Shui involve traumatic injuries, bruises, and sprains. Many people have found Zheng Gu Shui helpful for all kinds of pain from carpal tunnel to arthritis.

Evil has made a splash with the Chinese medical community. With premium herbs ethically sourced, the quality upgrade has been a complete game changer.

Practitioners are discovering how to use it for martial art conditioning such as iron fist, and western practitioners are learning how we use it clinically for arthritis and joint pain.

The original formula is said to have 20 to 26 ingredients. These ingredients were local to the herbalists that were making it for low quantity production. Mass production herbalist lowered the quality of the product by removing all but 7 of the original ingredients.

However, our Zheng Gu Shui contains all of the original ingredients in high quality and created with optimal extraction processes.

What Does Zheng Gu Shui Help With?

Zheng Gu Shui is an external use only analgesic that promotes good circulation, helps ease pain, decreases inflammation, and strengthens and repairs connective tissues.

As the name suggests, it helps assist in the healing of bones and can shorten the recovery time of fractures. When a bone breaks, you can apply it to the area of unbroken skin to relieve pain immediately until the bone can be set back into place at the hospital.

Zheng Gu Shui is useful to have on hand, especially for the sports enthusiast or if you are living with one. It is well known among athletes, martial artists, and often prescribed in sports medicine for fractures, bruises, and sprains.

Anyone can benefit from Zheng Gu Shui. It’s rapid, deep-penetrating healing properties can also provide relief for chronic muscle and bone tissues, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.

Zheng Xie Gu Shui works fast for elderly patients that bruise easily. It not only heals the bruise quickly, it improves blood circulation too.

The biggest thing, is that it actually helps heal the problem instead of just patching it up.

Zheng Gu Shui is a very strong, Chinese medicinal topical commonly used for:

    • Sports and accidental injuries
    • Sprains
    • Muscle cramps
    • Insect bites
    • Contact dermatitis – poison oak, sumac and ivy
    • Broken bones
    • Bruises
    • Mild topical anesthetic
    • And more

What Is In Zheng Gu Shui?

Zhang Nao, Camphor, Cinnamomum camphora

Increases local circulation, relieves pain

Bo He Nao, Menthol, Menthae Haplocalycis Herba

Aromatic and cooling clears heat.

Vents rashes used in early stage of rashes to induce the rash to come to the surface as a means of venting heat and speeding recovery.

San/Tian Qi, Notoginseng,Pseudoginseng

Stops bleeding, Eliminates blood stasis, reduces swelling, reduces bruising, swelling, inflammation and pain, relieves trauma.

It’s expensive and hard as a rock. It takes special handling to extract it properly. It stops bleeding without clotting, reducing swelling and pain. It also has some profound synergistic effects with antiviral and antibacterial herbs.

“Trilinolein is a triacylglycerol purified from a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine Panax notoginseng. Trilinolein has been reported to provide a number of beneficial effects including reducing thrombogenicity and arrhythmias and increasing erythrocyte deformability. Additionally, trilinolein has been reported to be an antioxidant, which can counteract free radical damage associated with atherogenesis, and myocardial damage seen with ischaemia and reperfusion. These pharmacologic effects may explain the perceived benefits derived from treating circulatory disorders with the herb over the centuries.”

Source: Chan, Paul, G. Neil Thomas, and Brian Tomlinson. “Protective effects of trilinolein extrated from Panax notoginseng against cardiovascular disease.” Acta Pharmacologica Sinica 23.12 (2002): 1157-1162.

Ji Gu Xiang, Japanese Knot Weed, Eupatorii Herba, 47, OR Linderae Radix

Treats bruises, sprains inflammation and alleviates pain.

Gui Pi, Cinnamon Bark Releases the muscles, promotes circulation, warms

E Zhu, Zedoary Rhizome, Rhizoma Curcumae

Promotes the circulation of qi and blood, breaks accumulations.

“Curdione, one of the major sesquiterpene compounds from Rhizoma Curcumae, has been shown to exhibit multiple bioactive properties that are anti-platelet aggregation and antithrombotic activities of curdione”

Xia, Quan, et al. “Inhibition of platelet aggregation by curdione from Curcuma wenyujin essential Oil.” Thrombosis research 130.3 (2012): 409-414.

“Rhizoma Curcumae is a popular type of traditional Chinese medicine whose essential oils are widely used in the treatment of cancer in China. This review aims to systematically summarize and analyze the anti-cancer properties of terpenoids, the main components of essential oils in Rhizoma Curcumae, and thus enable the development of new anti-cancer drugs.”

Lu, Jin-Jian, et al. “Anti-cancer properties of terpenoids isolated from Rhizoma Curcumae–A review.” Journal of ethnopharmacology 143.2 (2012): 406-411.

Bai Zhu, Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma

Anti-inflammatory, relieves pain, treats muscle spasms and cramps

“A. macrocephala is a valuable traditional Chinese medicinal herb with multiple pharmacological activities. Pharmacological investigations support the traditional use of A. macrocephala, and may validate the folk medicinal use of A. macrocephala to treat many chronic diseases. The available literature shows that much of the activity of A. macrocephala can be attributed to sesquiterpenoids, polysaccharides and polyacetylenes”.

Zhu, Bo, et al. “The traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz.: A review.” Journal of ethnopharmacology 226 (2018): 143-167.

“It exerts its antioxidant effect through metal-chelating, and radical-scavenging which is via donating hydrogen atom and donating electron. Its metal-chelating may result from flavonoids, while its radical-scavenging can be attributed to phenolic acids, especially caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and protocatechuic acid.”

Li, Xican, et al. “Antioxidant ability and mechanism of rhizoma Atractylodes macrocephala.” Molecules 17.11 (2012): 13457-13472.

Hu Zhang, Knotweed Rhizome, Polygoni Cuspidati Rhizoma

Invigorates the blood, dispels stasis, opens the channels and stops pain

“Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati, a Chinese herbal drug, has actions of dispelling dampness, alleviating jaundice, clearing heat, subsiding toxin, activating blood, and removing stasis. Polydatin, one of its chief active ingredients, has been proved by modern pharmacological studies to possess extensive cardiovascular pharmacological activity, showing marked effects on protecting cardio-myocyte, dilating blood vessel, antagonizing platelet aggregation, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis.”

Liu, Long-tao, et al. “The progress of the research on cardio-vascular effects and acting mechanism of polydatin.” Chinese journal of integrative medicine 18.9 (2012): 714-719.

Bai Niu Dan, Inula Cappa DC

Dispels wind, eliminates dampness, reduces joint pain.

This is a more rare herb and not in the top 500 TCM pharmacopeia. It has remarkable effects on pain and skin conditions, or Wind, in TCM. I have made the formula with and without the proper variety… no comparison.

“Inula cappa DC. (Compositae) is mainly distributed in the south of China. The plant of I. cappa has been used in Chinese folk medicine to treat rheumatism, laryngotracheitis, and abdominal pain. Some chemical constituents of this plant have been reported previously. In our chemical investigation of this plant, 33 compounds were isolated from the root of I. cappa.”

Wu, Zhi-Jun, et al. “Chemical constituents from Inula cappa.” Chemistry of natural compounds 46.2 (2010): 298-300.

Qian Jin Ba, Philippine Flemingia Root

Huang Qin, Scutellaria Root, Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis

“Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is the most widely used medicinal plant in traditional Eastern medicine, especially in Chinese medicine. The major phytochemicals isolated from S. baicalensis are flavonoids, glycosides and their glucuronides such as baicalin, baicalein, wogonin etc. More than 30 different kinds of flavonoids are isolated from this plant. S. baicalensis and its flavonoids are reported to have several pharmacological activities, which includes anti-allergic, antioxidant, anti apoptotic, anti-inflammatory effects and many more. Recently, S. baicalensis and its isolated flavonoids have been studied for their neuroprotective effects, through a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases, plausibly suggesting that S. baicalensis has salutary effect as a nature’s blessing for neuroprotection.”

Gaire, Bhakta Prasad, Sang-Kwan Moon, and Hocheol Kim. “Scutellaria baicalensis in stroke management: nature’s blessing in traditional Eastern medicine.” Chinese journal of integrative medicine 20.9 (2014): 712-720.

The marriage and mixing through decoction and alcohol extraction is what really creates magic.

The formula can not be rushed. We press and blend when the ingredients are complete at 12 weeks.


It is a very powerful topical that stops the pain and starts the healing process. Its historical uses have proven effective even in modern times as more practitioners are looking towards natural remedies for pain-related traumas and illnesses.

Zheng Gu Shui has a rich history in Traditional Chinese Medicine that works on multiple pathways moving Qi and blood, dispelling and blood stagnation to promote healing properties.

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