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Shao Yao Tang (Peony Decoction) 芍藥湯


Formula Type Formulas that Clear Heat
Diagnosis Dysenteric disorder due to damp-heat lodged in the Intestines
Action Regulates and harmonises the Qi and Blood, clears heat, dries dampness and resolves toxicity
Indication Abdominal pain, tenesmus, difficulty w/defecation, diarrhea w/pus and blood (equal amounts), burning sensation around the anus, dark, scanty urine, greasy, slightly yellow tongue coating, and rapid pulse
Remarks Combined focus on clearing damp-heat and regulating the Qi.

Bai Shao (20 g)

Dang Gui (9 g)

Gan Cao (Zhi) (untested) (4.5 g)

Mu Xiang (4.5 g)

Bing Lang (4.5 g)

Huang Lian (untested) (9 g)

Huang Qin (Organic) (12 g)

Da Huang (9 g)

Rou Gui (untested) (3 g)


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.