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Zhi Gan Cao Tang (Prepared licorice decoction) 炙甘草湯 (炙甘草汤)


Formula Type Formulas that Tonify
Diagnosis Consumptive conditions with qi and blood deficiency
Action Augments the qi, nourishes the blood, enriches the yin, and restores the pulse.
Indication Palpitations with anxiety, irritability, insomnia, emaciation, shortness of breath, constipation, dry mouth and throat.Tongue: pale, shinyPulse: consistently irregular, slow-irregular, or thin, faint and forceless
Remarks Focuses on tonifying deficiency while addressing elements of stagnation due to cold and dryness. This is the principal form

Gan Cao (Zhi) (12 g)

Ren Shen (Organic) (Red) (6 g)

Sheng Di Huang (tested) (24 g)

Mai Men Dong (tested) (9 g)

E Jiao (6 g)

Huo Ma Ren (Chao) (9 g)

Sheng Jiang (Organic) (9 g)

Da Zao (10 g)


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